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Bernadette Sánchez, PhD

Professor

Educational Psychology

Contact

Building & Room:

1256 ETMSW

Address:

1040 W. Harrison St.

Office Phone:

312-355-6755

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About

Bernadette Sánchez is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an expert on mentoring relationships and the positive development of urban, low-income adolescents of color, particularly Latinx and African-American youth. Her research is on the role of formal and natural mentoring relationships in youth’s educational experiences, the resilience and resistance of youth who are marginalized in U.S. society, and the racial and ethnic processes, such as racial discrimination and racial/ethnic identity, that have an impact on the development of youth of color and on youth-adult relationships. Her current research projects are on a) the role of mentoring in adolescents’ science and ethnic/racial identities and b) an evaluation of a racial justice training intervention for volunteer mentors of youth of color. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), William T. Grant Foundation, and local foundations for her mentoring research. Bernadette is a member of the Research Board for the National Mentoring Resource Center. She is a first-generation college student and loves teaching and mentoring students at UIC.

Courses

Community Intervention Strategies in Human Development (ED 394)
Critical Perspectives of Latinx Human Development

Selected Grants

William T. Grant Foundation, An Investigation of a Cultural Humility & Social Justice Training & Support Intervention for Mentors of Youth of Color, PI

National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: A Multi-level Investigation of STEM Mentoring – Outcomes for Middle School Youth, their Mentors and Partner Organizations, co-PI

National Science Foundation, Investigating How Museum Experiences Inform Youths’ STEM Career Interest and Awareness, co-PI

Selected Publications

1 graduate student

1Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y., Sánchez, B., & Carter, J. S. (2020). Developing natural mentoring relationships among Latinx youth: The roles of trust in adults and stressors. Applied Developmental Science. Advanced online publication.

Sánchez, B., 1Anderson, A. J., Carter, J. S., 1Mroczkowski, A. L., 1Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y., DuBois, D. L. (2020). Helping me helps us: The role of natural mentors in the ethnic identity and academic outcomes of Latinx adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 56(2), 208-220. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000878

1Anderson, A.J.Sánchez, B., & McMahon, S. D. (2019). Natural mentoring, academic motivation, and values toward education among Latinx adolescents. American Journal of Community Psychology, 63, 99-109. DOI 10.1002/ajcp.12319

1Liao, C.L. & Sánchez, B. (2019). Mentoring relationship quality profiles and their association with urban, low-income youth’s academic outcomes. Youth & Society, 51(4), 443-462. DOI: 10.1177/0044118X16668058

Sánchez, B., Pryce, J., Silverthorn, N., Deane, K., & DuBois, D. L. (2018). Do mentor support for racial/ethnic identity and cultural mistrust matter for girls of color? A preliminary investigation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 25(4), 505-514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000213

1Anderson, A.J., Sánchez, B., Meyer, G., & Sales, B. (2018). Supporting adults to support youth: An evaluation of two social justice trainings. Journal of Community Psychology, 46(8), 1092-1106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22093

Sánchez, B., Hurd, N., Neblett, E., & 1Vaclavik, D. (2018). Mentoring for Black male youth: A systematic literature review. Adolescent Research Review, 3(3), 259-278. DOI 10.1007/s40894-017-0074-z

Sánchez, B., 1Mroczkowski, A., 1Liao, C. L., 1Cooper, A. C., 1Rivera, 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, 59 (1-2), 15-24. DOI: 10.1002/ajcp.12114

1Cooper, 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, 26(4), 1036-1047. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12263

Education

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Community & Prevention Research (Psychology)
MA, University of Illinois at Chicago, Community & Prevention Research (Psychology)
BA, Fairfield University, Psychology

Professional Memberships

Society for Community Research & Action

Society for Research on Adolescence