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 Articles28
  • Bonilla, A., Schultz, P. W., Woodcock, A., & Hernandez, P. R. (2023). Diversifying STEM: Communal goal mismatch predicts student intentions. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION. 1-16.
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  • Hernandez, P. R., Ferguson, C. F., Pedersen, R., Richards-Babb, M., Quedado, K., & Shook, N. J. (2023). Research apprenticeship training promotes faculty-student psychological similarity and high-quality mentoring: a longitudinal quasi-experiment. MENTORING & TUTORING. 31(1), 163-183.
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  • Saw, G. K., Chang, C., Lin, S., Hernandez, P. R., & Culbertson, R. (2022). Disparities in mentoring and mental health problems of US college students in science and engineering during the COVID-19 pandemic. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. 1-22.
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  • 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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  • Estrada, M., Young, G., Flores, L., Hernandez, P. R., Hosoda, K. K., & DeerInWater, K. (2022). Culture and Quality Matter in Building Effective Mentorship Relationships with Native STEM Scholars.. Bioscience. 72(10), 999-1006.
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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 Proceedings. 2016-June,
  • 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. Abstracts with programs (Geological Society of America), GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA - 2016.
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Repository Documents / Preprints1
  • Hernandez, P. R., Patterson, M., Nyanamba, J. M., Bloodhart, B., Adams, A. S., Barnes, R., ... Fischer, E. V. (2023). Webs of Science: Mentor Networks Influence Womens Integration into STEM Fields.
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