Janice A. Gasker Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA
Janice A. Gasker, Professor, is the director of the Kutztown University Baccalaureate Social Work Program.
As a co-founder of the KU Master of Social Work program, she remains closely involved in its operation,
particularly through its field education component. Dr. Gasker is both a licensed clinical social worker in
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, a national
distinction marking the ability to practice social work independently. She holds a doctorate in social work
from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Her Master's Degree in Social Work is from Marywood
College, Scranton, PA, and her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA.
Dr. Gasker is a generalist practitioner with practice experience in the fields of developmental disability,
adolescents and families and sexual abuse survivors. She has been a counselor in private practice, a
community-based family therapist, a clinical supervisor and program director, as well as a consultant to
human service agencies on the topics of staff and program development. She has been working in human
services since 1984 and brings a great deal of practice wisdom to the classroom. In addition, she enjoys
exploring with students the challenges of managing multiple personal and professional priorities.