Michael P. Mesa is a postdoctoral researcher at the Children's Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is originally from Miami, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Statistics from Florida International University. He earned his MS and PhD from the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems program at Florida State University, where he also earned certificates in Measurement and Statistics and College Teaching. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-mesa-056937114/
Michael's research interests include examining the role of peer effects, classroom management, and culturally relevant pedagogy in effective instruction for young children at-risk of reading difficulties. Michael is also passionate about preparing and empowering future generations of educators and researchers.