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Arefeh Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Arefeh Mohammadi
344 Goodwin Hall (MC 0218)
635 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D. Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018
M.S. Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2013
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2010

Teaching/Courses Taught

ENGE 1215: Foundations of Engineering I

Teaching Statement

I teach students how to deal with real world issues in engineering and technology fields through examples that increase awareness of the students about their environment, promote strategic thinking, and encourage them to engage in team work. Experiential teaching is my teaching philosophy.


Dr. Arefeh Mohammadi is an Instructor at Engineering Education Department at Virginia Tech. Her area of expertise is workforce development and training for STEM industries using experiential learning techniques. Arefeh graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with Ph.D. in Engineering and a minor in Educational Administration. She has previously developed online contextualized training programs for five community colleges of Nebraska under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Grant by U.S. Department of Labor. Arefeh’s professional goal is to create curriculum for engineering and technology which is inspired by industry needs and is compatible with the learning styles of the students. She is a professional member of American Society of Engineering Education, Society of Women Engineers, and American Association of University Women. 

Research Interests

  • STEM Education
  • Workforce Development for STEM
  • Engineering Education

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of “Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award”, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April.2017
  • Recipient of “ASC Annual International Conference Grant”, Associate School of Construction, March.2017.
  • Recipient of “Academic Research Colloquium” Scholarship, University of Dayton, Sept.2019 

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Selected Publications

Mohammadi A, Grosskopf K, Killingsworth J, “Workforce Development through Online Experiential Education for Engineering and Technology Education”, Adult Learning Journal, March.2019.

Mohammadi A., Eneyo E. S., "Home Healthcare: A Multi-agent System Based Approach to Appointment Scheduling", International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology, 2014.

N. Rafibakhsh, J. Gong, F. H. Lee, H. Ko, A Mohammadi, "Applying Fuzzy Logic for Optimal Placement of XBOX Kinect Sensors for Industrial Applications", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 628, pp. 433-439, 2013

Mohammadi A, Grosskopf K, “Project IMPACT: Developing a Manufactured Construction Workforce through Contextualized Training”, Associate School of Construction, Proceedings of the 53nd Annual International Conference, Seattle, WA, April.2017.