Dr. Abigail T. Panter

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education; Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Dr. Abigail Panter (Wellesley, 1985; NYU, 1989) is Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her role she oversees high impact curricular and teaching offerings as well as academic support services for undergraduates at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is past-president and fellow of American Psychological Association’s Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods). Dr. Panter develops research designs and data analytic strategies in educational diversity, individual differences, and health sciences. Dr. Panter loves teaching and received numerous teaching awards at UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as Division 5's Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring. She is a program evaluator for the Chancellor’s Science Scholars, a Meyerhoff adaptation and is PI of the Finish Line Project, a large “First in the World” U.S. Department of Education grant testing different interventions for first generation college students. She served in federal policy roles in the past. She was elected to SMEP in 1991.