Women and Gender Studies Program

Rachel Casey Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Rachel Casey

Office Location

G31 Masterton Hall



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2018
  • M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012


Rachel earned her MSW and PhD from the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. Rachel conducts research across methodologies to illuminate the unique experiences of incarcerated women, aiming to improve the responsiveness of mental health programs in correctional settings. Rachel is also passionate about teaching and has taught courses in research methods, human behavior in the social environment, and social justice. Regardless of subject matter, Rachel strives to engage students in dynamic learning experiences which help them develop a critical perspective and acquire essential knowledge and skills for competent, reflexive social work practice.