Lesther Papa is a doctoral student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology program and is concurrently pursuing an Ed.S. in School Psychology at Utah State University (USU). Before attending USU, he received a Master’s in teaching of psychology from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Hawai‘i - Mānoa. His research has two primary foci: ethnic minority mental health among youth and families and higher education teaching and learning. Lesther is currently investigating the impact of microaggressions on students and faculty in higher education classrooms using an experimental research design. Lesther is on internship at San Francisco General Hospital.
Thesis: The Impact of Teaching and Academic Self-Efficacy on Student Engagement and Academic Outcomes (2015)
Dissertation: In Progress.
Publication: Papa et al. (2015). Analyzing statistical mediation with multiple informants: A new approach with an application in clinical psychology. Frontier in Psychology, 6, 1674.