He is interested in understanding the causes and remedies of poverty and the links between community and economic development. He is co-director of the Center for Public Policy Studies. He is experienced in community-based research and has completed a variety of collaborative research projects.

Dr. Jasek-Rysdahl teaches a variety of classes at CSU Stanislaus including Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Economic Thought, Public Finance, and Fiscal Policy and Political Economy.