Dr. Marsha Penner is a Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Research in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 1998 with an honors B.A. in Psychology, earned an M.Sc. in Pharmacology and Neuroscience from Dalhousie University in 2001, and then completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona in 2008.

Dr. Penner serves as the faculty advisor for the Carolina Neuroscience Club and the UNC student reviewers for IMPULSE. She also directs Neural Connections, a group of talented undergraduate students who are committed to making neuroscience accessible to everyone through their outreach efforts in the community.

Dr. Penner is committed to using evidence-based teaching strategies in her classes, and has a scholarly interest in the science of learning and scholarship.

Some of the classes that Dr. Penner teaches include the following (click to view sample syllabi):



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Marsha R. Penner | Department of Psychology and Neuroscience | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | CB 3270 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599 | mpenner@email.unc.edu