Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Faculty & Staff Profiles

Janice Matthews Rasheed, PhD

Title/s:  Professor

Office #:  Maguire Hall 532

Phone: 312.915.6680



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.

Program Areas

Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:
Family Therapy
Couple Therapy
Culture, Race and Ethnicity

Institute for Innovative Practice and Research

Research Interests

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

International Experience:
I taught a course in family therapy at our campus in Rome.

Selected Publications

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