Sepideh Sadaghiani Receives the LAS Dean Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching


Professor Sepideh Sadaghiani is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Cognitive Neuroscience program area.  She directs the CONNECTlab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, where they investigate the role of neural connectivity and spontaneous brain activity in cognitive control and behavior through a multi-modal lens.

Dr. Sadaghiani emphasizes active learning and has adopted iFlex interactive classrooms for her courses. A colleague who observed her teaching praised her as “confident and engaging, accessible, and…good at reading the class and adjusting her explanations accordingly.” She also strives to develop future academic leaders. A former student who is now pursuing doctoral studies wrote that “there is no doubt in my mind that she is molding the minds of every student she teaches, steering a diverse and intelligent set of budding scientists towards the moonshot of our generation: understanding the complexities of the human brain.”