Faculty & Staff Profiles
Janice Matthews Rasheed, PhD
Office #: Maguire Hall 532
MSW University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ph.D. Columbia University-New York
Dr. Rasheed has a M.S.W. from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from Columbia University (New York). She received multiyear research grant funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She has had numerous journal articles and book chapters published on the subject(s) of policy, research and practice issues with African American men, the Black elderly, and clinical implications of historical trauma response in African Americans. She is the coauthor of two books, Social Work Practice with African American Men: the invisible presence (1999); and Family Therapy with Ethnic Minorities (2004); and is currently under contract with Sage Publications to write her 3rd book, a textbook on family therapy.
Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:
Culture, Race and Ethnicity
Institute for Innovative Practice and Research
Current Research Projects:
I am engaged in a research project which is the evaluation of the interventions of a program for survivors of suicide offered by the Catholic Charities of Chicago.
Professional & Community Affiliations
I taught a course in family therapy at our campus in Rome.
Recent Faculty Scholarship:
• Family Therapy textbook, Sage Publications
• Encyclopedia of Social Work, entry on Family Practice
The State of the American Veteran: The Chicagoland Veterans Study
The State of the American Veteran: The Chicagoland Veterans Study, conducted by the University of
Southern California (USC) School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans &
Military Families (CIR) and in partnership with Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, is an
effort to provide data-driven recommendations for serving the large population of veterans residing in
Chicago and the surrounding area. The full report can be found here.