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Academic Advising

Meet our team of advisors fostering students’ success by providing meaningful resources and purposeful support in career development.

When booking an appointment with your advisor, read the meeting description to learn about the meeting format. If given an option to choose between Zoom, in-person, or phone, note your preference in the appointment description or right next to your name. Please note that meetings may have to be moved online, sometimes last minute, in case of sickness or quarantine. Do not attend an in-person meeting if you feel sick or if you have been instructed to quarantine/isolate. Here are your options for getting in touch with us:

  •  Students can email any questions to
  •  Call 919-513-4855. If nobody picks up, leave a message and we will call you back within 24 business hours.
  •  Schedule a meeting with your assigned advisor by using the Google calendar links in the advisor bios below.
  • Starting Sept. 1, 2023, walk-in hours are as follows:

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Dr. Dana Kotter-Gruehn

Director of the Advising Center | Calendar

Dr. Kotter-Gruehn obtained her B.S. and M.S. in Psychology from Dresden University of Technology and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Free University, Berlin. She has taught a variety of courses (e.g., Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, Social Relationships) at NCSU, Duke University, Humboldt University of Berlin and Dresden University of Technology. She is a lifespan developmental psychologist and has conducted and published research focusing on psychosocial development in adulthood.

Dr. Anna Behler


Dr. Behler earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fordham University and a master’s degree from Queens College of the City University of New York, both in New York City. She earned a second master’s degree and her Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She currently teaches Research Methods and Social Psychology at NCSU, and has also taught courses in Statistics, Psychology of Personality, and Psychology of Motivation at VCU, the University of Mary Washington, and Queens College. Her research focuses on emotions, identity, and psychological measurement.

Jasmine Lee


Jasmine is a doctoral student in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Washington. Her research interests include occupational health in the workplace, focusing on how workplace burnout and mental health for telecommuting. In her free time, she enjoys helping out with her fellowship group and exploring new cafes around the area. 

Alexandra Buccelli


Alex is a doctoral student in the School Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Italian and Anthropology from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree in Psychology from Villanova University. Her research interests include risk and resilience related to families experiencing homelessness, focusing on how protective factors (such as the parent-child relationship) can bolster child and family functioning within the unique context of homelessness. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new foods and hanging out with her dog, Oliver.

Jennifer Fredette


Jennifer Fredette is a doctoral student in the Lifespan Development Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s in psychology with a second major in political science and a minor in music from UNC–Chapel Hill. She later received her JD from UNC–Chapel Hill as well. Her research interests include death anxiety and death acceptance in older adults as well as anticipatory grief. In her free time, she enjoys singing and playing with her dog, Luna.

Elizabeth Flatt


Elizabeth is a doctoral student in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology and music from William & Mary. Her research interests include parent-child socialization of emotions, identity, and around difficult life circumstances. She also has a passion for peer and student mentorship. In her free time, you can find Elizabeth with her cats Aspen and Lorna or out exploring new places.