John serves as an Associate Professor of Law with Tenure at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Prior to his current post, John served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. John earned his B.A., summa cum laude, in Accounting from Belmont Abbey College, where he graduated co-valedictorian. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Duke University School of Law. While at Duke, he was one of six inaugural executive board members to co-found the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. John earned his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. While at NYU, he served as Executive Editor of the NYU Review of Law & Social Change and was the first part-time student to be selected as a member of that review. In addition, John was awarded the Certificate in Business Excellence by Columbia University Graduate School of Business for completing a number of Executive Education programs.
Research projects: Professor Plecnik’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of taxation and public policy, whereby he is currently focusing on a project themed ”The Definition of Wealth”. Previous research papers have even been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States (article titled ”Officers Under the Appointments Clause”).