Dr. Lorden is the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She earned her PhD in Psychology from Yale University. Prior to coming to UNC Charlotte, she served as Associate Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she was Professor of Psychology. She has published extensively in the area of brain-behavior relationships and specialized in the study of animal models of human neurological disease. She has served on peer review panels and scientific advisory boards at NIH, NSF, and private agencies.