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Dr. John Jasina, Claflin University

Dr. John Jasina currently serves as Interim Chair and Assistant Professor of Economics in the School of Business at Claflin University.

Dr. Jasina is known for his commitment to his students' success inside and outside of the classroom. His experience includes teaching introductory business courses to guiding and mentoring senior thesis and senior capstone projects. He engages his students by incorporating case studies and real world problems into lectures. Dr. Jasina frequently invites local entrepreneurs and business leaders to speak to his classes. Outside the classroom, Dr. Jasina mentors and advises numerous business students about graduate school and careers in business. He is always challenging his students to excel academically, professionally and spiritually.

Provost Dr. Karl Wright states: “Dr. John Jasina brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to Claflin University. It is an honor to work with a faculty member who consistently demonstrates dedication, service, and generosity of time and energy. It is because of his accomplishments and renowned reputation in the field of business, with emphasis on teaching, service to students and scholarly research, that we highly recommend Dr. John Jasina for this prestigious award."

Dr. Tara Saracina, Interim Dean for the School of Business notes that "Dr. Jasina consistently exceeds expectations in both teaching and advising. He traditionally teaches the largest and most quantitatively intensive classes in the School of Business. In the classroom, his students are attentive, active learners as he spends time in explaining, in detail, techniques to solving difficult statistical problems."