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Bernadette Sanchez

  • Professor, Community Psychology
  • ​​​PhD​​​       ​
  • Psychology
  • (773) 325-4841
  • ​​​Byrne Hall, Room 559​      
​​​Website: ​​

BA Psychology, Fairfield University, 1995
MA Community and Prevention Research, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 1997
PhD Community and Prevention Research, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2002

Major Areas of Interest
  • Community psychology
  • Positive youth development
  • Youth mentoring
  • Race, ethnicity, and culture
  • Academic achievement and education
Representative Publications

Sánchez, B., Mroczkowski, A., Liao, L. C., Rivera, C., & DuBois, D. L. (2017). Mentoring as a mediator or moderator between racial discrimination and coping efficacy in urban, low-income, Latina/o youth. American Journal of Community Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12114

Jimenez, T. R., Sánchez, B., McMahon, S. D., Viola, J. (2016). A vision for the future of community psychology education and training. American Journal of Community Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12079

Liao, L.C. & Sánchez, B. (2016). Mentoring relationship quality profiles and their association with urban, low-income youth’s academic outcomes. Youth & Society. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X16668058

Sánchez, B., Pinkston, K., Cooper, A., Luna, C., & Wyatt, S. (2016). One falls, we all fall: How boys of color develop close peer mentoring relationships. Applied Developmental Science.

Cooper, A., & Sánchez, B. (2016). Roles of racial discrimination, cultural mistrust, and gender in Latina/o youth’s school attitudes and achievement. Journal of Research on Adolescence. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12263

Suffrin, R. L., Todd, N., & Sánchez, B. (2016). An ecological perspective of mentor satisfaction with their youth mentoring relationships. Journal of Community Psychology, 44, 553-568. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21785

Roundfield, K. E., Sánchez, B., McMahon, S. D. (2016). An ecological analysis of school engagement among urban, low-income Latino adolescents. Youth & Society, 1-21. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X16639986

Mroczkowski, A. L., & Sánchez, B. (2015). The role of racial discrimination in the economic value of education among urban, low-income Latina/o youth: Ethnic identity and gender as moderators. American Journal of Community Psychology. DOI 10.1007/s10464-015-9728-9

Liao, L.C. & Sánchez, B. (2015). An exploratory study of the role of mentoring in the acculturation of Latino/a youth. Journal of Community Psychology.

Sánchez, B., Coló ​n, Y., Feuer, R., Roundfield, K., & Berardi, L. (2014). Race, ethnicity, and culture in mentoring. In D.L. DuBois & M.J. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Torres, R.S., Harper, G.W., Sánchez, B., Fernandez, M.I., and AMTN. (2012). Examining natural mentoring relationships (NMRs) among self-identified gay, bisexual and questioning (GBQ) male youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 8-14. 

Hurd, N., Sánchez, B., Zimmerman, M. & Caldwell, C. (2012). Natural mentors, racial identity, and educational attainment among African American adolescents: Exploring pathways to success. Child Development, 83, 1196-1212.

Sánchez, B., Esparaza, P., Beradi, L., & Pryce, J. (2011). Mentoring and the broader village in the transition from high school. Youth & Society, 43, 225-252. 

Sánchez, B., Esparza, P., Colón, Y., & Davis, K. (2010). Tryin' to make it during the transition from high school: The role of family and economic context for Latino emerging adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25, 858-884.

Pryce, J., Silverthorn, N., Sánchez, B., & DuBois, D.L. (2010). GirlPOWER!: Strengthening mentoring relationships through a structured, gender-specific program. New Directions for Youth Development, 126, 89-105.

Colón, Y., & Sánchez, B. (2010). Explaining the gender disparity in Latino youth's education: Acculturation and economic value of education. Urban Education, 45, 252-273.​​​​​​

Professional Associations

APA Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action), Fellow​​