Jafeth Sanchez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership; Director, Latino Research
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Dr. Jafeth Sanchez earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Education in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis on Higher Education Administration. She is an associate professor and focuses on developing high quality school leaders in K12 education. Her research agenda is on educational leadership practices, organizational change efforts, gender and ethnic equity, outreach, student resiliency, P16 alignment, and GEAR UP outcomes. She has actively managed and attained grant funding as a principal investigator or coinvestigator for approximately $7 million since Fall 2012. Dr. Sanchez previously taught mathematics and was awarded Northern Nevada Math Teacher of the Year 2012 by the Northern Nevada Math Council. She was also a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar and serves as a mentor for its current scholars throughout the country. Her passion for educational improvement and access to higher education are embedded in all aspects of her work in teaching, research and service.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.Ed., University of Nevada, Reno
  • B.A., University of Nevada, Reno