The following are selected publications (journal articles from 2014 forward and recent/upcoming peer reviewed published conference proceedings) from the RIME Collaborative. For access to the articles, please visit the publishing sites directly. For information about other publication, please contact us directly.


  1. Jordan, S., Matusovich, H., Case, J. M., Benson, L., Delaine, D. A., Kajfez, R. L., Lord, S. M., Paretti, M. C., Young, E. T., & Zastavker, Y. V. (2024). SHARE: A framework for secondary qualitative data analysis. Studies in Engineering Education, 5(1), 125-133.
  2. Kramer, A., Kajfez, R. L., & Dringenberg, E. (2024). Ways of Being Smart in Engineering: Beliefs, Values, and Introductory Engineering Experiences. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy, 14(1), 129– 148.
  3. Wallwey, C., Dringenberg, E., Braaten, B., Li, Y., & Kajfez, R. (2024). Engineering Identity and Smartness Identity as They Relate to Women’s Participation in Engineering. IEEE Transactions on Education, 67(2), 306–316.
  4. Desing, R. M., Pelan, R., Kajfez, R. L., Wallwey, C., Clark, A. M., & Gopalakrishnan, S. (2024). Identity Trajectories of Faculty Members through Interdisciplinary STEAM Collaboration Paired with Public Communication. Education Sciences, 14(5), 454.
  5. Braaten, B., Dringenberg, E., Kramer, A., & Kajfez, R. (2023). You’re an Engineer? You Must Be Really Smart! A Theoretical Discussion of the Need to Integrate “Smart” into Engineering Identity Research. Studies in Engineering Education, 4(2), 22–37.
  6. Ita, M., West, M., & Kajfez, R. (2023). Development of Two Instruments to Measure Ability to Make Connections and Create Value in Engineering. International Journal of Engineering Education, 39(4).
  7. Paretti, M. C., Case, J. M., Benson, L, Delaine, D. A., Jordan, S., Kajfez, R. L., Lord, S. M., Matusovich, H. M., Young, T. E., & Zastavker, Y. V. (2023). Building capacity in engineering education research through collaborative secondary data analysis. The Australasian Journal of Engineering Education.doi: 10.1080/22054952.2023.2214462
  8. Wallwey, C. & Kajfez, R. (2023). Quantitative research artifacts as qualitative data collection techniques in a mixed methods research study. Methods in Psychology, 8. doi:
  9. Clark, A. & Kajfez, R.L. (2022). The impact of Girl Scout engineering experiences on the identity development of middle schoolers. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 12(2), 121-142. doi:
  10. Wallwey, C., Longmeier, M. M., Hayde, D., Armstrong, J., Kajfez, R. & Pelan, R. (2022). Consider “HACKS” when designing hackathon challenges: Hook, action, collaborative knowledge sharing. Frontiers in Education, 1-14. doi:
  11. Desing, R. M., Kajfez, R. L., Kecskemety, K. M., & Grzybowski, D. M. (2022). Intersections between entrepreneurial minded learning, identity, and motivation in engineering. International Journal of Engineering Education, 38(5A), 1389-1407.
  12. Faber, C. J., Kajfez, R. L., Lee, D. M., Benson, L. C., Kennedy, M. S., & Creamer, E. G. (2021). A grounded theory model of the dynamics of undergraduate engineering students’ researcher identity and epistemic thinking. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 59(4), 529-560. doi: 10.1002/tea.21736
  13. Kajfez, R. L., Lee, D., Ehlert, K., Faber, C., Benson, L., & Kennedy, M. (2021). A mixed method approach to understanding researcher identity. Studies in Engineering Education, 2(1), 1–15. doi: 10.21061/see.24
  14. West, M. E., Carrel, A., & Kajfez, R. L. (2021). Future skill requirements in transportation engineering and implications for graduate curriculum design. Journal of Civil Engineering Education, 147(3), 1-9. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.2643 9115.0000042
  15. Mollica, M., Kajfez, R. L., & Riter, E. A. (2021). Toy adaptation for children with disabilities: A translatable means to engage engineering students in community engaged learning. Advances in Engineering Education, 29, 1-19.
  16. Faber, C. J., Kajfez, R. L., McAlister, A. M., Ehlert, K. M., Lee, D. M., Kennedy, M. S., & Benson, L. C. (2020). Undergraduate engineering students’ perceptions of research and researchers. Journal of Engineering Education, 109(4), 780-800. doi: 10.1002/jee.20359
  17. Clark, A.M., Desing, R., Mohammadi-Aragh, M. J., Kajfez, R. L., Wallwey, C.J., & Sassi, S. (2020). Tracking first-year engineering students’ identity metricsInternational Journal of Engineering Education, 36(5), 1625-1639.
  18. Kajfez, R. L. & Matusovich, H. M. (2020). The role of identity in understanding graduate teaching assistants: A mixed methods International Journal of Engineering Education, 36(3), 1049-1061.
  19. Mohammadi-Aragh, M.J. & Kajfez, R. L. (2020). Ten years of first-year engineering literature (2005–2014): A systematic literature review of four engineering education journals. International Journal of Engineering Education, 36(1A), 18-39.
  20. Porter, T., West M., Kajfez, R. L., Malone, K., & Irving, K. E. (2019). The effect of teacher professional development on implementing engineering in elementary schools. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 9(2), 64-71. [Paper originally presented at the 125th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT.]
  21. Malone, K. L., Tiarna, V., Irving, K. E., Kajfez, R. L., Lin, H., Giasi, T., & Edmiston, B. (2018). Engineering design challenges in early childhood education: Effects on student cognition & interest, European Journal of STEM Education, 3(3), 1-18. doi: 10.20897/ejsteme/3871
  22. Kajfez, R. L., Kecskemety, K. M., Miller, E., Gustafson, K., Meyers, K, Bucks, G., & Tanner, K. (2018). First-year engineering students’ perceptions of engineering disciplines: A qualitative investigation. International Journal of Engineering Education, 34(1), 88-96.
  23. Kajfez, R. L. & Matusovich, H. M. (2017). Competence, autonomy, and relatedness as motivators of graduate teaching assistants. Journal of Engineering Education, 106(2), 245-272. doi: 10.1002/jee.20167
  24. Kajfez, R. L., Matusovich, H. M., & Lee, W.C. (2016). Designing developmental experiences for graduate teaching assistants using a holistic model for motivation and identity. International Journal of Engineering Education, 32(3), 1208-1221.
  25. Kajfez, R. L., Kross, M., & Kecskemety, K. M. (2016). Electronic notebooks to document the engineering design process: From platform to impact. Computers in Education Journal, 7(1), 37-46.
  26. Svyantek, M., Kajfez, R. L., & McNair, L. D. (2015). Teaching vs. research: An approach to understanding graduate students’ roles through eportfolio reflection. International Journal of ePortfolio, 5(2), 135-154.
  27. Brown, P. R., Matusovich, H. M., McCord, R. E., & Kajfez, R. L. (2014). The use of motivation theory in engineering education research: A systematic review of literature. European Journal of Engineering Education, 40(2), 186-205. doi:10.1080/03043797.2014.941339


  1. Martin, J. P., & Kajfez, R. L. (2024). What no one tells the (future) assistant professor: Uncovering hidden curriculum for faculty. Paper presented at the 131st American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, OR. 
  2. Youssef, S.M., Singer, A.M., Huber, C.J., Kajfez, R.L., Kecskemety, K.M. (2024).  The First-Year Engineering Student Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Longitudinal Investigation Utilizing Indirect Assessment Scores. Paper presented at the 131st American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, OR.
  3. Richards, K., Goodall, G., Zastavker, Y. V., & Kajfez, R.L. (2023). Secondary Data Analysis as a Research and a Training Tool: First-Year Engineering Experiences. Paper presented at the 2023 IEEE ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference, College Station, TX.
  4. Singer, A., Geary, C., Artiles Fonseca, M., Kajfez, R. L., & Matusovich, H. (2023). Refining Your Advising Approach: Effective Strategies for Mentoring Graduate Students. Paper presented at the 2023 IEEE ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference, College Station, TX.
  5. Wallwey, C., Kramer, A., Kajfez, R. L., & Dringenberg, E. (2023). Exploring Undergraduate Engineering Students’ Changing Beliefs About Smartness in Engineering. Paper presented at the 2023 IEEE ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference, College Station, TX.