Jeff Papa Named Mensa Research Journal Editor-in-Chief

  • Jul 8, 2021

Mensa Foundation role is latest in distinguished legal, education career

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HURST, TEXAS, July 8, 2021 — Jeff Papa, chief of staff and general counsel for the Indiana Senate, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Mensa Research Journal. Published three times a year by the Mensa Foundation, the subscription-based Mensa Research Journal highlights scholarly articles and research related to intelligence from a diverse selection of nationally and internationally esteemed authors.

“We’re delighted that Dr. Papa has accepted the role of Editor-in-Chief,” said Charlie Steinhice, President of the Mensa Foundation Board of Trustees. “With his broad experience and interests, he brings new perspectives and innovative ideas to the position that will ensure the Mensa Research Journal continues to publish research with broad relevance. We look forward to seeing his talents at work.”

First joining American Mensa in 1996, Dr. Papa is a member of the Central Indiana Mensa chapter. He has a rich association with education and with the community of Zionsville, Ind., where besides serving as its first mayor, he has served as President of the Town Council and President of the Board of Police Commissioners. He serves on the Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees and volunteers for the Zionsville Lions Club and the YETI Orphanage for underprivileged kids.

After earning his B.S. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and M.A. from Ball State University, Dr. Papa received his Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Administration from Indiana State University, as well as a graduate certificate in Higher Ed and Student Affairs from IU-Bloomington. He has also completed the Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership at Marian University.

Dr. Papa previously was an attorney with Barnes & Thornburg, practicing immigration law, and served two terms as chair of the Indiana chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, as well as two terms on the national board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association. Dr. Papa earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, as well as an LL.M. law degree concentrated in Intellectual Property Law.

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The Mensa Education and Research Foundation exists to foster intelligent solutions to real-world problems, encourage and promote diverse perspectives, and recognize those making contributions toward our understanding of intelligence. For 50 years, the Mensa Foundation has provided scholarships, promoted research, championed gifted youth, and empowered educators. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Mensa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization funded by American Mensa, Mensa members, and other charitable donations.