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Sequoyah Research Center

John Sanchez

John Sanchez (Yaqui/Apache) Professor John Sanchez is formerly with The American University, in Washington, DC, where he served as the Director of the American Indian Leadership program and taught American Indian Leadership and Politics.  Under his leadership President Clinton’s panel on race initiatives recognized this program as one of the five top programs in the country.

Currently, Professor Sanchez is an Associate Professor at Penn State University he teaches in The College of Communications where he specializes in News Media Ethics and American Indians in the News Media. Sanchez also continues to work in Washington, DC and in Indian Country as a consultant in education and diversity initiatives specifically as it relates to American Indians. Professor Sanchez’s research interests are focused primarily at the intersection of contemporary American Indian cultures and the American News Media and he publishes his research in American Indian journals, Teacher Education journals, and Communication Studies journals. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State.

Professor Sanchez is working on a book about American Indian Identity in the 21st Century and as a co-editor for a textbook on American Indians in the Media. 

Updated 3.25.2009