Steve Quintana


(608) 262-6987

357 Education Building

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Madison, WI 53706-1326

Quintana, Stephen

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Ph.D., Counseling Psychology University of Notre Dame.
Assoc. Prof., University of Texas at Austin
Professor, UW-Madison
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
Gimbel Child and Family Scholar
Associate Editor, Child Development, Journal of Counseling Psychology
University lead on Wisconsin Partnership Grant with Centro Hispano


  • PhD Counseling Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1989
  • Predoctoral Internship , Center for Counseling and Psychological Services - Pennsylvania State University, 1988
  • MA Psychology, University of Notre Dame, 1986
  • BA Psychology, Carleton College, 1983

Select Publications

  • Fink, A. E., & Quintana, S. M. (2019). Scientific and Moral Reasoning in Arts-Based Course on Neurobiology of Stress, Traumatic Memory, and Social Identity. AJOB Neuroscience, 9, 14-19.
  • Quintana, S. M., Lambe Sarina, S., & Ramirez Stege, A. M. (In Press). Bi/multiracial Black Youth Speak about their Racialized Experiences. In J. Sullivan & W. E. Cross Jr (Eds.), African American Identity: Meaning-Making and Internalized Racism
  • Chew, A. Y., & Quintana, S. M. (In Press). Meta-Analysis of Cross Racial Identity Scale: Psychological Costs and Benefits of Racial Identity. African American Identity: Meaning-Making and Internalized Racism
  • Umana-Taylor, A. J., Quintana, S. M., Lee, R. M., Cross, W. E., Rivas-Drake, D., Schwartz, S. J., & Syed, M. (2014). Ethnic and racial identity during adolescence and into young adulthood: An integrated conceptualization. Child Development, 85, 21-39.
  • Rivas-Drake, D., Seaton, E. K., Markstrom, C., Quintana, S. M., Syed, M., Lee, R. M., & Schwartz, S. J. (2014). Ethnic and Racial Identity in Adolescence: Implications for Psychosocial, Academic, and Health Outcomes. Child Development, 85, 40 - 57.
  • Quintana, S. M., Chavez, T. A., & Ramirez Stege, A. M. (2014). What does it mean to be Mexican American? Children's and adolescents' perspectives. In Y. Caldera & E. Trejos (Eds.), Mexican-American Children and Families: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives New York: Routledge.
  • Quintana, S. M., Benjamin, J. Z., & Leverett, P. (In Press). Essentialism and Children’s Reasoning about Race and Ethnicity. In A. Riutland, D. Nesdale, C Spears Brown (Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Processes in Children and Adolescents London: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Quintana, S. M. Dialoguing about Race with Children and Youth. American Psychological Association.
  • Quintana, S. M. (2012). African American children's racial identifications and identity: Development of racial narratives. In J.M. Sullivan and A. M. Esmail (Ed.), African American Racial Identity: An interdisciplinary exploration of the racial and cultural dimensions of the Black experience (pp. 289-313).
  • Quintana, S. M., Chew, A., & Shell, G. (2012). Counseling Psychology Theory and Research on Race and Ethnicity: Implications for a psychological science of diversity. APA handbook of counseling psychology, vol. 1: Theories, research, and methods (pp. 453-489).

Select Presentations

  • Quintana, S. M., Sorensen, S., & Olarte-DaSilva, S. Teachers' Multicultural Competence: Qualitative Analysis. presented at the APA convention, Washington DC.
  • Sara, C., & Quintana, S. M. Children's understnaidng of race across Korean Americans, International, and Transracial Adoption. presented at the APA convention, Washington DC.
  • Quintana, S. M. Educational Disparities: Lessons from and parallels with health disparities. presented at the APA convention, Washington DC.