Jesse Pappas

Assistant Professor & Director of Assessment

pappas@future.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia
  • M.A. James Madison University
  • B.A. Virginia Polytechnic and Institute and State University

 

Biography

Jesse Pappas, a research psychologist by training, brings a unique social science perspective to the Future Generations team. He earned his Ph.D. at University of Virginia, where he studied self-insight, intentional self-development, and the role of emotion in self-perception. His professional interests now include student motivation, and innovative learning assessment strategies. Jesse has traveled and taught in Central and South American, India, and Europe, and his work has been published in journals such as Social Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Personality, and the Journal of Cleaner Production. He lives with his wife Kristen, cat Mel, and son Maxton on Afton Mountain in Virginia.

Courses

  • GSF 601 Graduate Study Foundations
  • PRC 604 Social Research Methods

Publications

Pappas, E., Pappas, J. & Lynch, R. (2016). Fast Change:  Teaching Intentional Self-
development. Presentation at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
 
Nagel, R.L., Barrella, E., Pappas, E.C., & Pappas, J. (2016).  A Contextual Approach to Teaching Sustainability. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Pappas, J. & Pappas, E. (2015). The Sustainable Personality: Values and Behaviors in Individual Sustainability. International Journal of Higher Education, 4,1.

Pappas, E., Pappas, J., & Sweeney, D. (2014). Walking the Walk: Conceptual Foundations of the Sustainable Personality. Journal of Cleaner Production, 12,2.

Pappas, J., Pierrakos, O., Pappas, E., & Paterson, K. (2013). True Grit: Toward a Culture of Psychological Preparedness in Engineering Education. Workshop Presented at the Frontiers in Education National Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pappas, J. (2013) Multisource feedback for STEM students increases engagement and academic performance. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Pappas, J. (2013). Personality Pad: Online multisource feedback for STEM students enhances academic performance. Paper presented at Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Pappas, E., & Pappas, J. (2011). A behavioral approach to building cognitive foundations for effective thought and action. Innovative Higher Education, 36, 5.

Pappas, J., & Clore, G. (2010). Environmental tuning of the self:  Beyond direct priming effects. Proceedings of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sinclair, S., Pappas, J., & Lun, J. (2009). The interpersonal basis of stereotype relevant self-views. Journal of Personality, 77, 5.

Pappas, J., & Clore, G. (2009). Thriving with a plural self:  Relationships among role identities predict social and psychological health. Proceedings of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida.

Pappas, J., & Clore, G. (2008). Affect as information about identity:  Emotional experience influences self-concept. Proceedings of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Clore, G. & Pappas, J. (2007). The affective regulation of social interaction. Social Psychology Quarterly. 70, 4.

Pappas, J. (2006). Investigating the factor structure of regulation of cognition:  A cross-validation study. Proceedings of the 2006 American Psychological Society Annual Conference, New York, New York.

Pappas, J., Fries, K., Lawson, S., Rose, K., & Rogers, S. (2006). Into the monster’s den:  Investigating the pleasure paradox of cinematic horror. Proceedings of the 2006 Eastern Psychological Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
Quinlan, K., Handley, M., Pappas, J., & Kander, R. (2005). Managing program and curricular change toward faculty consensus:  A promising methodology. Academic Leader, 23, 7.

Pappas, J. & Pappas, E. (2003). Creativity and inventive design in the engineering classroom:  A review. Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.