Faculty & Staff
Julia Pryce, PhD
Title/s: Associate Professor
Associate Director, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy
Office #: Maguire Hall 544
Dr. Pryce’s 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 and the role of social justice in social work curricula. Dr. Pryce teaches in the HBSE and research sequences in the undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral programs.
Ph.D. from University of Chicago, 2006
MSW, University of Michigan, 1998
BA, Kenyon College, 1996
Mentoring, Youth Development, Relational Practice
Training on the Mentoring FAN, in collaboration with Erikson Institute and funded in part by the Provost Fellowship, LUC, and the Faculty Innovation Fund, Erikson Institute
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 Schools of Public Health, and four community agencies
Qualitative Examination of the experiences of youth aging out of the child welfare system, Project with University of Chicago & Chapin Hall Center for Children
Professional & Community Affiliations
Community and Professional Service:
HBSE, Rank & Tenure Member
Loyola Steering Committee Representative
Volunteer Team Member, Leading India’s Future Today, Chicago, IL
Reviewer, Journal of Research on Adolescence
Reviewer, Clinical Supervisor
Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Member
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Member
Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) Member
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Member
SOWK 305 & 500, SOWK 361 “Youth Development & Mentoring”
SOWK 506 “Research Methods
SOWK 819 “Qualitative Methods”
Schweitzer Foundation Faculty Mentor, 2012
Center for the Human Rights of the Child Faculty Affiliate, Loyola University Chicago
Faculty Mentor of the Year Award Nominee, Loyola University Chicago, 2011
Democracy, Culture & Catholicism International Research Program, Loyola University Chicago, 2010
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Youth Empowerment Program, 2009
Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage Grant, Loyola University Chicago, 2008/2009
Global Initiatives Incentive Fund, Loyola University Chicago, 2008/2009
International Dissertation Award in Mentoring, 2006/2007
NIH Summer Fellow, 2007
Weiler, L., Chesmore, A., Pryce, J., Krafchick, J., Haddock, S., Zimmerman, T., & Rhodes, T. (under review). Mentor response to youth academic support-seeking behavior: Does attunement matter?. Youth & Society.
Pryce, J. M., Jones, S. L., Wildman, A., Thomas, A., Okrzesik, K., & Kaufka-Walts, K. (2015). Aging Out of Care in Ethiopia Challenges and Implications Facing Orphans and Vulnerable Youth. Emerging Adulthood.
Spencer, R., Pryce, J. & Walsh, J. (2014). Philosophical approaches to qualitative research. In P. Leavy (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of qualitative research methods. New York: Oxford University Press.
Pryce, J., Kelly, M., & Guidone, S. (2013). Matching relationships. In DuBois, D. & Karcher, M. Handbook of Youth Mentoring, second edition.
Johnson, S. & Pryce, J. (2013). Therapeutic mentoring: Attenuating the Impact of Trauma on Youth in Foster Care. Child Welfare.
Pryce, J. (2012). Social Work for Social Justice: Strengthening Social Work Practice Through the Integration of Catholic Social Teaching. In Scales, L. & Kelly, M.S. (Eds.) Christianity & Social Work (4th Ed.). NACSW Press, Connecticut.
Pryce, J. (2012). Mentor attunement: An approach to successful school-based mentoring relationships. Child & Adolescent Social Work, 10.1007/s10560-012-0260-6.
Keller, T. & Pryce, J. (2012). Different roles and different results: How activity orientations correspond to relationship quality and student outcomes in school-based mentoring. Journal of Primary Prevention, 10.1007/s10935-012-0264-1.
Johnson, S., Pryce, J., & Martinovich, Z. (2012). The Role of therapeutic mentoring in enhancing outcomes for youth in foster care. Child Welfare, 90 (5), 51-69.
Pryce, J. & Keller, T. (2012). An investigation of volunteer-student relationship trajectories within school-based youth mentoring programs. Journal of Community Psychology, 40 (2), 228-248. 10.1002/jcop.20487