Sindia Rivera-Jiménez PhD - Faculty

Sindia Rivera-Jiménez PhD - Faculty

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Sindia Rivera-Jiménez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Affiliations Primary Faculty
University of FloridaEngineering Education


Pronouns: she/her/hers/ella
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering Education
Affiliate Faculty, Chemical Engineering Department
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida

Dr. Rivera-Jiménez is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering Education (EED) and an affiliate faculty to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research focuses on understanding the role of engineering communities while enacting their agency in participatory and transformational change. She is particularly interested in broadening the participation of minoritized communities by studying the role of professional development in shaping organizational cultures. As an education practitioner, she also looks at evidence-based practices to incorporate social responsibility skills and collaborative and inclusive into the curriculum. Dr. Rivera-Jiménez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez with a B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. She earned an NSF RIEF award recognizing her effort in transitioning from a meaningful ten-year teaching faculty career into engineering education research. Before her current role, she taught STEM courses at diverse institutions such as Hispanic serving (HSI), community college, and R1 public university.

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