Meet the President
A native of Moorhead, Minn., Dr. Jasken earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University; the topic of her dissertation was “Designing Composition: Textbooks, Teaching and Identity in the Digital Age.” Dr. Jasken's scholarly work appears in leading journals and focuses on the intersection of oral, written and visual communication.
Nationally, Dr. Jasken is widely respected for her contributions to higher education. In addition to her role as Chair of the Advancement Committee and Executive Committee Board member of HERS National Women Leadership Network, Dr. Jasken serves on the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) and the CollegeBound Foundation. She also serves on the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
In 2022, The Daily Record selected Dr. Jasken among Maryland’s Top 100 Women and named her to their Power 30 Higher Education list of the most influential figures in higher education in the State of Maryland.
In 2023, Dr. Jasken was recognized with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Northern Illinois University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, honoring alumni who had achieved prominence and made positive contributions to the college and its reputation for excellence.