Sandra Quinones

Assistant Professor, Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education

Phone: 412-396-4517

Duquesne University


Dr. Sandra Quiñones (PhD, University of Rochester) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education at Duquesne University. Sandra’s qualitative scholarship focuses on how Latina teachers conceptualize being a well-educated person, and how their perspectives and experiences inform their teaching and learning in US mainland contexts. She has published her research in the School Community Journal,  Anthropology & Education Quarterly, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, International Journal for Qualitative Methods, and the NABE Journal of Research and Practice. Her research areas of interest also include family engagement in community schools, language and literacy development, and mindfulness in teacher education. Dr. Quiñones currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses about content and pedagogy knowledge in PreK-4 literacy development and content area literacy development in middle and secondary education. Previously, Sandra was an elementary school teacher in Rochester, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has served as an educational consultant for schools and districts in Puerto Rico and New York. In 2016, Dr. Quiñones was awarded Duquesne University’s School of Education Early Career Award for Excellence in Scholarship.


Since 2013, Sandra has facilitated “Focused Writing Sessions” via the Interdisciplinary Latino Research Initiative at the Center for Health Equity (University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health). The aim of focused writing sessions is to collectively engage in practices that

support a community of academic writers, and increase the scholarly productivity of all participants.



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