Associate Director

Wardman Hall 102

Office Hours

Tuesdays 9:30-11am and 1:30-3:30pm
Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm
or make an appointment by emailing

Dr. Sanders has been an active member of the Whittier Scholars Council since 2017, has taught courses in the program, and has sponsored and advised Whittier Scholars students since her first years at the college. Dr. Sanders’s research investigates how racial ethnic socialization practices in child care programs contribute to child care quality, relationships, and children’s social and emotional school readiness skills. Dr. Sanders’s priorities during her service in the Whittier Scholars Program include student success, intentional diversity, and advising.

Dr. Sanders has been a member of Whittier’s faculty since 2004, Professor of Child Development since 2016, and has provided campus leadership in many arenas, including serving on the 2018 Presidential Search Committee, the 2015 Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty Search Committee, completing two multi-year terms chairing the Human Subjects/Institutional Review Board, and participating in the Gardner Institute Student Retention & Satisfaction task force.