• As Special Assistant to the Vice President, Dr. Jasinski reports directly to the VPAA and is responsible for a range of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives within academic affairs. At the direction of the VPAA, she provides logistical, organizational, and special project assistance. She collaborates with campus stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of the Trinity Tomorrow strategic plan and other priority initiatives.

    As a scholar-practitioner of higher education, Dr. Jasinski identifies and implements promising and innovative practices within liberal arts colleges. She regularly presents on issues related to higher ed leadership and institutional change at national conferences including the American Association of Colleges and Universities, SXSWedu, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the American Educational Research Association. She partners with other colleges to lead professional development workshops, to facilitate brainstorming conversations, to evaluate campus programs, and to support the use of institutional data to support strategic decision-making. She currently serves as the Principal Investigator for a $275,000, three-year grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to support the development of department chairs as leaders of institutional change.

    Dr. Jasinski is currently completing a book project based the experiences of senior academic leaders who returned to the faculty at four-year colleges and universities. She is the co-author of Faculty as global learners: Opportunities and strategies to support off-campus study leaders at liberal arts college (Lever Press), a book that examines the role of faculty-led study abroad programs at small private colleges; she is host of the accompanying podcast series, Postcard Pedagogy.

    In 2021-22, she served as an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of New Mexico.
     

    • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin 
    • M.A., The University of Wisconsin-Madison 
    • B.A., Middlebury College
    • Jasinski, L. (2021). Stepping Down?: Theorizing the process of returning to the faculty after senior academic leadership. Journal of Research on the College President, 4, 45-61.
    • Jasinski, L. (In Press). Adding value and embracing new joy: Returning to the faculty after the deanship. In Adams, A. (Ed.) Resource book for academic deans (4th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 
    • Gillespie, J., Jasinski, L., Gross, D. (Eds.) (2020). Faculty as global learners: Off-campus study at liberal arts colleges. Amherst, MA: Lever Press.
    • Jasinski, L., & Davis, C. W. (2018) Reflections from Brazil: Improving international research experiences for graduate students. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal, 11(3), 1-7. 
       
    • EDUC 1110: Service Learning in Education
    • EDUC 1110: International Alternative Spring Break to Dominica
    • EDUC 1310: Urban Education: Policy & Practice
    • American Council on Education Fellow (2021-22)
    • Fulbright Specialist to Finland, U.S. Department of State (2020)
    • Exemplary Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Workplace Learning Special Interest Group (2021)
    • Dr. Bill Lasher Doctoral Student Excellence Award, The University of Texas at Austin (2018)
    • Dissertation Writing Fellowship, The Graduate School, The University of Texas at Austin (2018)
    • Early Career Support Award, The Association of American Colleges & Universities (2018)
    • P.E.O. Scholar Award, International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood (2017)
    • Principal Investigator, Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges and grants from the Associated Colleges of the South
    • Teagle Assessment Scholar, The Center of Inquiry at Wabash College (2015-2018)
    • Ex-Officio Member, Coordinating Committee for Curricular Review
    • Member, Trinity University Presidential Inauguration Committee
    • Participant, Center for Engaged Learning Seminar on Global Learning, Elon University (2015-2017)
    • Board Member, Southwest Fulbright Association