Dr. Paul R. Hernandez's research focuses on the contextual factors, developmental relationships, and motivational processes that support and broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers - particularly for students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM. Dr. Hernandez has received external research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles22
  • Lee, S. Y., Agocha, V. B., Hernandez, P. R., Park, C. L., Williams, M., & Carney, L. M (2022). Coping styles moderate the relationship between perceived discrimination and eating behaviors during the transition to college. Appetite. 168, 105699-105699.
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  • Hernandez, P. R., Adams, A. S., Barnes, R. T., Bloodhart, B., Burt, M., Clinton, S. M., ... Fischer, E. V (2020). Inspiration, inoculation, and introductions are all critical to successful mentorship for undergraduate women pursuing geoscience careers. Communications Earth & Environment. 1(1), 7.
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  • Park, C. L., Williams, M. K., Hernandez, P. R., Agocha, V. B., Lee, S. Y., Carney, L. M., & Loomis, D (2020). Development of emotion regulation across the first two years of college.. J Adolesc. 84, 230-242.
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  • Hernandez, P. R., Agocha, V. B., Carney, L. M., Estrada, M., Lee, S. Y., Loomis, D., Williams, M., & Park, C. L (2020). Testing models of reciprocal relations between social influence and integration in STEM across the college years.. PLoS One. 15(9), e0238250-e0238250.
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  • Park, C. L., Williams, M., Hernandez, P., Agocha, V. B., Carney, L. M., DePetris, A., & Lee, S. Y (2019). Self-regulation and STEM persistence in minority and non-minority students across the first year of college.. Soc Psychol Educ. 22(1), 91-112.
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Conference Papers2
  • de Miranda, M., Rambo-Hernandez, K., & Hernandez, P (2016). Measuring Student Content Knowledge, iSTEM, Self Efficacy, and Engagement through a Long-Term Engineering Design Intervention. 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. 2016-June,
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  • Pollack, I. B., Fischer, E. V., Burt, M., Bloodhart, B., Sample McMeeking, L., Bowker, C., ... Sayers, J (2016). EXPLORING DELIBERATE MENTORING APPROACHES AIMED AT IMPROVING THE RECRUITMENT AND PERSISTENCE OF UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN IN THE GEOSCIENCES. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA - 2016.
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