Meet our team of advisors fostering students’ success by providing meaningful resources and purposeful support in career development.
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Tues & Wed
Walk-in appointments are for short questions (10-15 min). If you have a longer or complex questions, please make an appointment
Students can make an appointment to see their assigned advisor any other time during the week by using the Google calendar appointment links in the advisor bios below or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of the Advising Center
Dr. Dana Kotter-Gruehn
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.
Mariah is a third-year doctoral student in the School Psychology Program here at NC State. Her research interests include examining the needs of foster children with developmental disabilities and the needs of their respective foster parents. Additionally, she is interested in the perspectives that school practitioners (i.e., school psychologists and school social workers) have of these children, their families, and the foster care system as a whole. In her spare time, Mariah enjoys hanging out with her two corgi puppies, Osage and Ginkgo.
Alex joined NCSU's Industrial-Organizational Psychology program in the Fall of 2017. She earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Colorado State University and spent several years in the design and branding industry before returning to school. She earned her second B.A. in psychology from Portland State University. Her research interests include sustainable business and ethical decision making.
Victoria is a first-year doctoral student at NCSU in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology program. She graduated from UNC Wilmington with a B.A. in Psychology, then went on to Radford University where she earned her M.A. in Experimental Psychology. Her research interests include how individuals suffering from a chronic illness adopt various coping styles and how these may also influence personal relationships.
Noely is a third-year doctoral student in the Applied Social and Community Program. Her research interests center around masculinity identity development in the black community as well as its impacts on health and health-seeking behaviors. In her spare time, Noely enjoys traveling, food and most of all, playing with dogs.