Title: Associate Professor (Retired)
Company: Baruch College
Location: Sedona, Arizona, United States
Jayana Clerk, Ph.D., Retired Associate Professor at Baruch College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in world literature, comparative religion and higher education.
A native of Bombay, India, Dr. Clerk is an esteemed educator and author whose understanding of comparative religion and its reflection in world literature is unparalleled. Employed by Baruch College for 25 fruitful years, she most recently served the college as an associate professor for three years until her retirement in 1996, having previously held the roles of assistant chair of the department of English, assistant professor and instructor beginning in 1971. Prior to these appointments, she served Bombay University and Gujarat University as an associate professor and assistant professor, respectively. Alongside her primary endeavors, Dr. Clerk was a consultant on multicultural studies and spoke at conferences on issues of comparative religions. She has also been a facilitator at the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute since 2004, where she teaches courses in paradigm shifts in thinking for global harmony.
A prolific author, Dr. Clerk penned “The Ultimate Love Story” in 2010, a dramatic narrative encompassing the trials and tribulations of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ. Reviewed by prominent scholars as a refreshing, spiritual journey, the book meshes religious thought, historical fact, and philosophical undertones. In addition, she wrote “Modern Literature of the Non-Western World” in 1995, an anthology of non-Western literature accompanied by a biographical sketch and a set of research questions, making it suitable for any international studies or literature course. Currently, she is in the midst of writing a book on science and spiritual connection.
Dr. Clerk earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, and a Master of Arts from Gujarat University in 1956 and 1958, respectively. Thereafter, she received a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of London in 1963, followed by a Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University in 1977. The recipient of the Presidential Excellence Award from Baruch College, she was a fellow of the American Institute for Indian Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Impressively, she was featured in the fourth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 24th edition of Who’s Who in the East.
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