Jeff Rasley is the author of sevenbooks and has published numerous articles in academic and mainstream
periodicals, including Newsweek, Chicago Magazine, ABA Journal, Family Law
Review, American Athenaeum, Pacific Magazine, Indy’s Child, The Journal of
Communal Societies, The Chrysalis Reader, Faith & Fitness Magazine, Friends
Journal, and Real Travel Adventures International Magazine. He is an award-winning photographer and his pictures
taken in the Himalayas and Caribbean and Pacific islands have been published in
has engaged in social activism and philanthropic efforts from an early
age. In high school he co-founded the
Goshen Walk for Hunger. In law school he
was an advocate of residential renters' rights as a lobbyist and president of
the Indianapolis Tenants Association. He
is the founder and president of the Basa Village Foundation USA and currently serves
as an officer or director for five nonprofit corporations.
is an avid outdoorsman and recreational athlete. He leads trekking-mountaineering expeditions
and has solo-kayaked around several Pacific island groups. He also loves to read and considers
completing Marcel Proust’s 3600 page Remembrance
of Things Past as great an adventure as climbing Himalayan peaks and
solo-kayaking Pacific islands.
is a partner in the e-book publishing enterprise Midsummer Books through which
he also provides writer coaching and editing services. He is U.S. liaison for the Nepal-based Himalayan
expedition company, Adventure GeoTreks Ltd.
He has taught classes for IUPUI Continuing Ed. Program, Indiana Writers
Center, and Marian University. He
currently teaches philosophy of philanthropy at Butler University.
is a graduate of the University of Chicago, A.B. magna cum laude, Phi Beta
Kappa, All-Academic All-State Football Team and letter winner in swimming and
football; Indiana University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, Moot Court and
Indiana Law Review; Christian Theological Seminary, M.Div. magna cum laude,
co-valedictorian and Faculty Award Scholar.
He has been admitted to the Indiana, U.S. District Court, and U.S.
Supreme Court Bars.
chairing the Indiana-Tennessee Civic Memorial Commission Rasley and the
Commission received Proclamations of Salutation from the Governors of Indiana,
Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania and he was made an honorary Lieutenant Colonel
Aide-de-Camp of the Alabama State Militia, a Kentucky Colonel and honorary
Citizen of Tennessee. He was given a Key
to the City of Indianapolis for serving as an intern to Mayor Hudnut and
preparing a report on the safety conditions of all Indy Parks. Rasley has received the Man of the Year award
from the Arthur Jordan YMCA and
the Alumni Service Award from the University of Chicago Alumni Board of
has been interviewed as a guest on many broadcast programs and gives serious
and humorous programs for service clubs, community organizations, and churches.