He is a graduate of the University of Chicago B.A. 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. Rasley was admitted to the Indiana, U.S. District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court Bars. He practiced law in Indianapolis for thirty years. He is currently coordinator of the Basa Village Project, expedition organizer for Adventure GeoTreks Ltd. and co-owner of Midsummer Books.
For 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.
Rasley has published numerous articles and photos in academic and mainstream periodicals, including Newsweek, Chicago Magazine, ABA Journal, Family Law Review, Pacific Magazine, Indy’s Child, The Journal of Communal Societies, The Chrysalis Reader, Faith & Fitness Magazine, Friends Journal and Real Travel Adventures International Magazine.
Rasley gives programs about adventure travel and philanthropy to service clubs, community organizations and churches. He has served on several nonprofit and for-profit corporate boards. He is an avid outdoorsman and recreational athlete. He leads trekking-mountaineering expeditions in Nepal and has solo-kayaked around several Pacific island groups.
Rasley is married to Alicia Rasley, who is a multi-published author, RITA Award winner, and university professor.
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