Heidi Diefes-Dux, Ph.D.

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Contact Information:
210 L.W. Chase Hall
Lincoln: East Campus
Personal Links:
Dr. Diefes-Dux Curriculum Vitae
Professional Memberships:
American Society for Engineering Education

Professor of Engineering Education
Academic Degrees
  • B.S. in Food Science, Cornell University
  • M.S. in Food Science, Cornell University
  • Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Food Process Engineering), Purdue University
Areas of Research and Professional Interest

Engineering education, specifically development, implementation, and assessment of authentic engineering activities (e.g. mathematical modeling, design) in undergraduate settings; translation of current technical research outputs to K-16 classroom settings; and learning objective based assessment strategies

Research Profiles:
Courses Taught


Professor of Engineering Education and First-Year Engineering course instructor and curator at Purdue University, Fulbright-Colombia Specialist Grant, co-author of Models and Modeling in Engineering Education

ORCiD: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3635-1825

Selected Publications

Diefes-Dux, H. A. (2018). Student self-reported use of standards-based grading resources and feedback. European Journal of Engineering Education,  https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2018.1483896

Marbouti, F., Shafaat, A., Ulas, J., & Diefes-Dux, H. A. (2018). Relationship between time of class and students’ grades in an active learning course. Journal of Engineering Education, 107(3), 468-490. doi: 10.1002/jee.20221

Marbouti, F., Diefes-Dux, H. A., & Madhavan, K. (2016). Models for early prediction of at-risk students in a course using standards-based grading. Computers & Education, 103(December 2016), 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2016.09.005

Verleger, M. A., Rodgers, K, J., & Diefes-Dux, H. A. (2016). Selecting effective samples to train students for artifact peer review. Journal of Engineering Education, 105(4), 585-604. https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20148  [Honorable Mention for the 2017 William Elgin Wickenden Award of ASEE]

Kong, Y., Diefes-Dux, H. A., Douglas, K. A., & Madhavan, K. (2017). Size and scale framework and assessment for first-year engineering students. Journal of Engineering Education, 106(3), 431-453.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jee.20172