Jesse Pappas

Assistant Professor & Director of Assessment

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

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.