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Jason Karsky

Dr. Jason Karsky is a professor of criminal justice at Wayne State College. He also serves as the college's Criminal Justice Association advisor. He is a member of the Service-Learning Advisory Committee and the Crisis Management Committee.

Prior to coming to WSC, Karsky worked with at-risk youth in various capacities in North Dakota and Minnesota. 

Dr. Karsky is a past president of the Great Plains Sociological Association and a member of two honor societies, Alpha Kappa Delta and Phi Kappa Phi. He received the Governor's Commendation for work with at-risk youth in Minnesota; he is also a recipient of the George Rebensdorf Teaching Excellence Award and the State National Bank Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Karsky is also a member of the Wayne City Council and is a past chair of the Wayne Civil Service Commission.


Ph.D., Sociology, 1999 - South Dakota State University-Brookings

M.S., Criminal Justice, 1995 - Saint Cloud State University

B.S., Criminal Justice, 1993 - University of North Dakota-Grand Forks

Academic Interests

Dr. Karsky's teaching interests include juvenile delinquency, correctional institutions, community-based corrections and emergency management. His research interests include social construction of reality, violent crime and emergency management.