Loyola University Maryland


Michiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 221E
Telephone: 410-617-2743
Email: MIwasaki@loyola.edu


  • A.A. (Home Economics), Soai College, Osaka, Japan
  • B.A. (Psychology), Maryville University
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology), Southern Illinois University
  • Graduate Certificate (Gerontology), Southern Illinois University
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), Ball State University
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, UIniversity of Washignton School of Medicine

Scholarly Interests:

Minority mental health, geropsychology, inter-racial marriages, family caregiving, long-term care, positive psychology and community outreach/participatory research

Representative Publications:

Iwasaki, M., Pierson, M. E., Madison, D., & McCurry, S. M. (2015). Long‐term care 
planning and preferences among Japanese American baby boomers: Comparison
with non‐Japanese Americans. Geriatrics & Gerontology International.

Iwasaki, M., & Brown, A. (2014). Qualitative application of the acculturation model by
Schwartz et al.: A sample of Japanese American women. Asian American Journal 
of Psychology
, 5(4), 325.

Renee’A, Z., Iwasaki, M., Lewis, M. M., Lee, J. Y., & Robbins, M. J. (2014). Social 
justice training within geropsychology nontraditional pedagogies to  
cultivate a competent workforce. The Counseling Psychologist

Course Offerings:

PY243: Adult Development
PY620: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy