Alex Mejia, PhD

Alex Mejia
Phone: (619) 260-7668
Office: Guadalupe Hall 114

Assistant Professor

  • BS, University of Texas at El Paso
  • MS, University of Utah
  • PhD, Utah State University

Dr. Joel Alejandro (Alex) Mejia is an assistant professor of general engineering. His current research investigates the funds of knowledge of Latinx adolescents, and how they use these funds of knowledge to solve engineering problems in their communities. Dr. Mejia is particularly interested in how Latinx adolescents bring forth unique ways of knowing, doing, and being that provide them with particular ways of framing, approaching, and solving engineering problems.

He is also interested in engineering and literacy education for equity, engineering literacies in K-16 settings, equity-oriented instructional strategies that support engineering activity, the use and application of critical theories in engineering education, and the development of critical consciousness in engineering through social justice. 

Dr. Mejia received his Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Utah State University, M.S. from the University of Utah, and his B.S. from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is also a former Gates Millennium Scholar and CADRE Fellow.