Dr. Keifert stands smiling in front of a brick wall. They are wearing a large light grey scarf and dark grey sweater. They have a short buzzed haircut on one side and a short, curly bob on the other side. She is wearing small button earnings.

Curriculum Vitae Highlights


Current Positions

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Psychology

College of Education
University of North Texas


Awards & Honors

2021 – NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Semi-Finalist
2018 – Early Career Workshop, ICLS
– Educational Sciences Certificate
2014 – Division C Graduate Student Seminar, AERA
2014 – Doctoral Consortium, ICLS
2012 – Best Student Paper Award, ICLS
2010 – MPES Fellowship (2010-2013), IES Training Grant to Northwestern University
2003 – Joel Dean Social Sciences Research Grant, Swarthmore College


Professional History

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of North Texas
Communications Chair, Informal Learning Environments Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association
Post-doctoral Researcher & Instructor, Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning
Post-doctoral Researcher, UCLA, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute for Inquiry at the Exploratorium
Doctoral Student, Northwestern University Learning Sciences Program
Middle School Teacher, Rodeph Sholom School
Volunteer & Intern, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Fels Planetarium
Undergraduate Student, Swarthmore College