Racheida Lewis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering Education

Research Interests: First-year engineering programs, Diversity and inclusion, Retention and matriculation patterns in engineering

Dr. Racheida Lewis is an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering with an emphasis on engineering education research. Dr. Lewis’ conducts research that explores the recruitment and retention of engineering students, particularly as it pertains to the first year. She also has a passion for researching ways to make engineering more inclusive and accessible to underrepresented students. Dr. Lewis received her doctorate degree in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech where she was a Gates Millennium Scholar and an Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Inductee.



Select Publications

Edwards, C. D., Lee, W. C., Knight, D. B., Trina, F., Reid, K., & Lewis, R. S. (2021). Outreach at Scale: Developing a Logic Model to Explore the Organizational Components of the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids Program. Advances in Engineering Education, 9(2), 1–28.

Sealey, Z. V., Lewis, R. S., & Fletcher, T. L. (2021). What I Wish My Instructor Knew: Navigating COVID-19 as an Underrepresented Student - Evidence Based Research. American Society for Engineering Education.

University of Michigan. (2021, September 23). Power Structures and Recognizing Biases [Video]. Zoom.

The Ohio State Engineering Education Seminar Series. (2021, March 05). Women in Engineering COVID [Video]. Zoom.

Morelock, J. R., Sochacka, N. W., Lewis, R. S., Walther, J., Culloty, C. M., Hopkins, J. S., Vedanarayanan, S., Ofunne, C. K. (2020). Using a Novel Research Methodology to Study and Respond to Faculty and Student Experiences with COVID-19 in Real Time. Advances in Engineering Education, 8(4), 1–14. Retrieved from https://advances.asee.org/wp-content/uploads/Covid 19 Issue/Text/AEE-COVID-19-Morelock.pdf

Lewis, R. S., & Matusovich, H. M. (2020). Self-efficacy development in students in a declared engineering matriculation structure. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.18260/1-2--35183

Lewis, R. S., Edwards, C., Lee, W. C., Knight, D., Maxey, K., Leeker, J. R., … Hynes, M. M. (2018). Examining the Value of Mentoring in Youth Engineering Programs: What Motivates a Mentor to Mentor? In 2018 EEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1–6). San Jose. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8658860

Selected Courses

ELEE 1100: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering

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