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Bernadette Sanchez

  • Professor, Community Psychology; Director, Community Program
  • ​​​PhD​​​       
  • Psychology
  • (773) 325-4841
  • ​​​Byrne Hall, Room 564​​​       
​​​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., 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​​