Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Faculty & Staff

Julia Pryce, PhD

Title/s: Associate Professor

Office #: Maguire Hall 544

Phone: 312.915.7495

E-mail: jpryce@luc.edu


Ph.D. from University of Chicago, 2006
MSW, University of Michigan, 1998
BA, Kenyon College, 1996

Dr. Pryces research focuses on school-based interventions, the role of mentors in the lives of system-involved youth, and program development. Her additional areas of scholarship include the development and study of mentoring programs internationally (i.e., Tamil Nadu, India) and the role of social justice in social work curricula. Dr. Pryce teaches in the HBSE and research sequences in the undergraduate and Masters programs.

Select Awards & Recognitions:
International Dissertation Award in Mentoring, 2006/2007
NIH Summer Fellow, 2007
Global Initiatives Incentive Fund, Loyola University Chicago, 2008/2009
Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage Grant, Loyola University Chicago, 2008/2009

Program Areas


Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:
SOWK 305 & 500
SOWK 361 “Youth Development & Mentoring”
SOWK 506 (Research Methods)

Research Interests

Select Research Projects:
The Development & Implementation of an Economic Mentoring Program for Male Youth Impacted by the Juvenile Justice System”, collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Family & Support Services, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and four community agencies

Qualitative Examination of the experience of youth aging out of the child welfare system, Project with University of Chicago & Chapin Hall Center for Children

Study of the GirlPOWER! gender-specific mentoring program, partnership b/w South side school and Loyola University Chicago students

Professional & Community Affiliations

Community and Professional Service:
Volunteer Team Member, Leading India’s Future Today, Chicago, IL
Reviewer, Journal of Research on Adolescence
Reviewer, Clinical Supervisor
SSWR Member, SRA Member, SRCD Member

International Experience:
"Leading India’s Future Today”, Youth Development Program, Southern India, curriculum development and implementation

Selected Publications

Recent Faculty Scholarship:
 • Pryce, J. et al. (2008). Teaching Future Teachers: A Model Workshop for Social Work Doctoral Students, Journal of Teaching in Social Work.
 • Samuels, G. & Pryce, J. (2008). What doesn't kill you makes you stronger: Survivalist self-reliance as resilience and risk among young adults aging out of foster care. Children & Youth Services Review.
 • Pryce, J. (2008). Book Review: Doing Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2nd edition. Bromfield, R. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal.

Recent Faculty Grants:
 • “Leading India's Future Today (LIFT): The Development and Implementation of a Mentoring Program”. Funded by the Global Initiatives Incentive Fund 2008 from the Graduate School..
 • “Does Social Work Education, Prefer the Poor? A Content Analysis of Foundation Course Syllabi Within Catholic MSW Programs”. Funded by Joan & Bill Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University Chicago, 2008-2009.