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Paul Hernandez
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 360 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: (979) 464-9229
Primary Emphasis Area: Science Education and Technology
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Short Bio
Dr. Paul R. Hernandez received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2011. Dr. Hernandez joined the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (Joint appointment in Research, Measurement, and Statistics) at Texas A&M University as an Associate Professor in 2019. Dr. Hernandez teaching graduate courses in measurement, research design, and statistics. His 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 over $3.5 million in external research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hernandez is on the editorial board of a top-tier journal in Educational Psychology. He has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and has been a plenary speaker at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine workshops on Effective Mentoring in STEMM as well as the Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers Conference.
Research Interests
Broadening Participation in STEM among Historically Underrepresented Groups
Career Development
Longitudinal Experimental & Quasi-experimental research designs
Mentoring Relationships
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Social Influence
Undergraduate Research Experiences
College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Studying Inclusive Mentor Networks to Diversify the Biomedical Workforce . (PI)
University of California - San Francisco (State)
2019/07/08 - 2024/06/30
Total Funding: 491,847.
Analysis and Reporting for Records of Study
EDCI 609 (Analysis and Reporting for Records of Study) Analysis of field-generated and existing data, classroom observations, empirical tests, and discussions; links theoretical and practical educational theory to analyses of qualitative and quantitative data; teacher-leaders interpretation of classroom phenomena using research-based theories for teaching and learning.
Courses Taught
2020 - 2021
EDCI 691, EPSY 690
2019 - 2020
EDCI 609
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