Rachel Kajfez

Rachel kajfez

Rachel Kajfez

Assistant Professor, Engineering Education, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research Infrastructure, Engineering Education


(614) 688-2892

321 Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Avenue

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Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Education
  • Identity & Motivation
  • Teaching Innovations


  • Ph.D., Engineering Education, Virginia Tech, 2013
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2008

Dr. Rachel Louis Kajfez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Ohio State and earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech. Her research interests focus on the intersection between motivation and identity of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty along with first-year engineering programs, mixed methods in research, and innovative approaches to teaching. If you would like to learn more about her research group or the specific projects they are working on, visit https://u.osu.edu/rimetime/. She is excited to be part of the STEAM Factory so that collaborations can be made across the university that lead to true impact and change.  Dr. Kajfez is also a member of the 2023 Growing Research Opportunities (GRO) Cohort

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