Curriculum Vitae

                                    Sheila Suess Kennedy
A.A., Stephens College for Women                                  1960
B.S. in Education, with honors, Indiana University          1964
J.D., cum laude, Indiana University School of Law          1975

Academic Appointments
Director, Center for Civic Literacy at IUPUI 2012–
Professor of Law and Public Policy, Indiana University School
Of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2008-
Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy, Indiana University
School of Public & Environmental Affairs, 2003-2008
Research Fellow, Center for Religion & American Culture, 2005-
Faculty Fellow, Tobias Center for Leadership, 2004-
Faculty Fellow, Center for Urban Policy & Environment, 2000-
Assistant Professor of Law and Public Policy, Indiana University
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 1998-2003
Adjunct faculty, Political Science 1999-Present
Philanthropic Studies Faculty. 1999-2012, 2017-
Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Policy, Indiana University
School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 1996-98

Professional Employment
Executive Director, Indiana Civil Liberties Union           1992- 1998
President, Kennedy Development Services                     1987-92
Partner, Mears Crawford Kennedy & Eichholtz               1980-86
Republican Candidate, 11th Congressional District         1980
Corporation Counsel, City of Indianapolis                       1977-80
Attorney, Baker & Daniels                                             1975-77

Admitted to Indiana Bar, 1975
Admitted to U.S. District Court, 1975
Admitted to 7th Circuit, 1978

ENACT Faculty Fellow, Brandeis University 2016
IUPUI Inspirational Woman Award 2015
IUPUI “Last Lecture” Presenter 2015
Indiana Public Service Award: Outstanding Faculty in Public Service 2013
Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement, 2010
Trustee Teaching Award, IUPUI, 2009
Alumna of the Year, IU School of Law, Indianapolis, 2008.
Robert Risk Award for Lifetime Achievement on Behalf of Civil Liberties,
ACLU of Indiana, 2008
Johnson Award for Best Paper in Ethics and Accountability in the Public Sector.
(with Laura S. Jensen), 2005
Champion of Liberty Award, Libertarian Party of Marion County 2004
Building Bridges of Understanding Award, Indy Choruses, 2004
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004, 2005
Citation of Excellence, Emerald Management Independent Review Board
list of top 50 management articles of 2002.
Jencks Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Law, Indiana
Commission for Women & the Indiana Gender Fairness Coalition, 2002
IUPUI’s Outstanding Female Faculty (one of 47), 2002
Who’s Who in America 2002
Second Prize, Harrison Legal Writing Contest (Indiana State
Bar Association) 2001
Indiana Liberty Award, Lambda Legal Defense. 2001
Public Administration Section, American Political Science Assn.,
Best Paper Award (w/Mark Rosentraub), 2001
Indiana Library Federation, Hoosier Intellectual Freedom Award,
Fellowship, Summer Research Opportunity Program, IUPUI, 2000
American Library Association, 30th Anniversary Roll of
Honor, Office for Intellectual Freedom and Freedom to
Read Foundation, 1999
Damien Center Service Appreciation Award, 1999
Robert Risk Award, Indiana Civil Liberties Union, 1999
Influential Women in Indianapolis, (Network of Women
in Business and Indiana Business Journal), 1997
Hoosier Human Dignity Award (Justice, Inc.), 1996, 1998
Who’s Who in American Law (several editions)
Who’s Who of American Women (1983,84)
International Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement, 1983
Sagamore of the Wabash, 1980
Outstanding Young Women of America, 1978

University Service
IUPUI Sabbatical Leave Committee                                           2014
IUPUI Campus Promotion & Tenure Committee                         2013/2018
IUPUI Graduate Affairs Committee                                           2012-
SPEA Public Affairs Program Director                                       2010-2012
IUPUI Faculty Council                                                              2009-10, 11-12
Core Campus Committee                                                           2009
IUPUI Faculty/Staff Campus Campaign Steering
Committee                                                                    2007-2008
Established Hudnut Scholarship in Public Service                       2001
Co-Chair, Bulen Symposium on American
Politics                                                                         1997-2005
IUPUI Faculty Council                                                              1996-1998
SPEA Promotion & Tenure Committee                                      2015-2017, 2019
PPI Director Search Committee                                                 2014
IUPUI Promotion and Tenure Committee                                   2013
Ad Hoc Strategy Committee                                                      2012
Public Affairs Search Committee                                               2011-12
Associate Dean Search Committee                                             2009
Criminal Justice Program Review Committee                             2009
Religious Studies Comprehensive Review Committee                 2009-10
IUPUI Common Theme Committee                                           2009-10
SPEA Professors Evaluation of Research Committee                  2009-
SPEA Diversity Cabinet                                                            2007-
IUPUI Mission Action Team Chair                                            2006-2007
IUPUI Communities of Practice                                                 2004-2005
IUPUI Civic Engagement Council                                              2004-2008
IUPUI Civic Engagement Task Force                                         2004
SPEA-IN Promotion & Tenure Committee                                 2004-2005
SPEA External Relations Committee                                          2003-2004
SPEA Search & Screen Committee                                            2003
SPEA Dean’s Research Cabinet                                                 2003-2008
Grant Review Committee, Philanthropic Studies                         2003, 2004
SPEA Admissions Committee                                                    2003-2004, 2006-                      IUPUI Faculty Council Executive Committee                               2000-2001
Member, Dean’s Advisory Committee, School of
Liberal Arts                                                                  1989-2004
School of Liberal Arts, Dean Barlow Review
Committee                                                                    1995-96
Chair, Advisory Committee, School of Liberal
Arts                                                                              1991-96
Student Service
Faculty Adviser, Campus Chapter PAA                                      2012-
Faculty Adviser, Student Chapter, ACLU                                   2003-2008
Faculty Adviser, Campus Libertarian Club                                 1999-2002
Faculty Adviser, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law
Fraternity (w/William Blomquist)                                  1999-2007

Other School and University
Keynote Speaker, Lavender Graduation                                      2016
Keynote Speaker, Martin Luther King Day of Service                 2014
Editor, Journal of Civic Literacy                                                2013-2015
Presenter, CLE, “How Dumb Are We” McKinney School
Of Law Alumni Association Meeting                             2013
Master of Ceremonies, 3d & 4th Annual Harvey Milk Dinners      2012-13
Presenter, NEH Summer Institute 2010 “The Many and the
One” Church and State in America                                 2010
Moderator, “Politics, Secularization and the Public Square”
Religion & American Culture Conference                      2009
“The American Legal System.” Presentation to Kazakhstan
visitors to SPEA IUPUI                                                   2007
Presentation to Jones Community Service Scholars                     2007
Campus Life Presentation “Free Speech and Democracy
Plaza”                                                                          2006
Luncheon Speaker, Dean’s Day, Schools of Science
And Liberal Arts-IUPUI                                                2006
Panel chair, Bulen Symposium on American Politics                   2004
Panelist, NASPAA Fall Conference, Indianapolis                       2004
Liaison, City-County Council & IUPUI, Public-Academic
Partnership                                                                   2004
Case Studies, Indiana Achievement Awards
Best Practices Seminar                                                  2003-2004
Speaker, Board of Governors meeting, Center
on Philanthropy                                                            2003
SPEA Faculty Secretary                                                            2003-04
Faculty Representative to The Sagamore                                    2003-2008
Moderator, Faculty Role in Academic Nursing, School                2002
Of Nursing, IUPUI
Honors Program Research Fellow                                              2000-2001
Keynote Speaker, Eleventh Annual Joseph Taylor
Symposium, School of Liberal Arts                                2000
Panel Chair, COMET conference                                               1999
Facilitator, IUPUI Bookmarks program                                      1999
Other Academic/Professional Service
Monthly blogs, PA Times                                                           2012-13
Member, Principles and Values Subcommittee, Health
Reform Study Group, Center for Health Policy               2007-2008
Dwight Waldo Award Selection Committee                                2005
Associate Editor, Policy Sciences                                               2004-2008
Editorial Board, Public Administration Review                           2003-2007

Public Service
National Boards & Commissions
National Advisory Board,                                        2017-
National Board, Secular Coalition for America                           2013-2014
Global to Local Committee, Citizens for Global Solutions           2006-2008
Indiana Advisory Committee, Institute for Women’s Policy
Research                                                                       1999-2006
Indiana Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission
On Civil Rights                                                                1995-2006

State & Local Boards & Commissions
Board Chair, Summit Performance, Inc.                                     2019-
Board, Summit Performance, Inc.                                               2017-
Member, Interim Study Committee on Legislative
Redistricting, Indiana General Assembly                        2015-2016
LGBT Advisory Committee, Indiana Historical Society               2014-
Advisory Committee, Indiana Institute for Working
Families                                                                       2012-
Board, American Values Alliance                                              2005-2009
Steering Committee, Lawyers Council of the Indiana Civil
Liberties Union                                                             2004-2015
Co-chair, City-County Council Caucus Transition Team             2003
Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee Race Relations
Advisory Council                                                          2003-2009
Board, Marion County Mental Health Assn.                               2003-2005
Fundraising Committee, Ronald McDonald House                      2003-2004
Law School for Journalists Committee, Indiana State
Bar Association                                                            2003-2004
Fairbanks Hospital Circle of Hope Dinner Committee                 2002-2003
Civil Rights of Children Committee, Indiana State Bar
Association                                                                   2001
Chair, Finance Committee, “Bentley for School Board.”              2001, 2005
Protect the Promise Coalition                                                     1999-2001
Delegate, ACLU Biennial Conference                                        1999
Public Policy Committee, Community Service
Council, United Way of Central Indiana                          1999-2002
Heartland Pro Bono Council (Indiana Supreme Court)                 1999-2002
Board, “Youth & Diversity; The Brockway Project of
The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis               1999-2005
Key Awards Steering Committee, Indiana Coalition
On Homeless and Housing Issues                                   1999
Co-Chair, Busch for School Board                                             1999
Acting President, Appleseed Center for Law & Justice                1999
Board, Appleseed Center for Law & Justice                                1999-2000
Board, AidServe Indiana, Inc.                                                    1999-2000
Board, Indiana Civil Liberties Union                                          1998-99
Participant, Revisioning Process, Indiana Interreligious
Commission on Human Equality                                    1998
Citizens Complaint Process Working Group
(Indianapolis Police Department)                                    1996-98
Race Relations Leadership Network (Indpls)                              1995-2009
(Chair, Criminal Justice Subcommittee 2001)
Outreach Committee, Ivy Tech State College                              1995-98
Board, Damien Center                                                               1994-98
Board, Athenaeum Foundation                                                   1993-2000

Vision Indianapolis Race Relations Key
Performance Area committee                             1992-95
Advisory Committee, Encyclopedia of
Indianapolis                                                                 1992-93
Board, Federal Home Loan Bank                                              1990-91
Co-Chair, Indiana Women’s Network for
Political Action                                                             1989-92
Board, Commission for Downtown                                            1989-92
Board, Greater Indianapolis Republican
Finance Committee                                                        1989-91
Board, Marion County Hospital Authority                                  1988-92
Legislative Affairs Committee, Indianapolis
Chamber of Commerce                                                   1986-89
State Advisory Council, Legal Services Organization                  1986-88
Federal Judicial Merit Selection Commission                              1985
Vice-Chair, Indiana Environmental Management
Board                                                                           1982-83
Chair, City of Indianapolis Cable Franchise Board                      1982

Public Service: Presentations (since 2007)
Speaker, “Civic Literacy: Why Lawyers Should Care”
Indiana Bar Association                                             2019
Panelist, Fata Morgana, “The Feeling of Being Watched”
IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute                            2019
Speaker, “Global Migration,” Great Decisions Series,
North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis           2019
Speaker, SPEA DC Colloquium, Women in Public
Service, Washington, D.C.                                         2018
Speaker, “The Electoral College,” Beth-El Zedeck
Congregation                                                              2018
Speaker, Hoosiers vs. The Gerrymander, Greater
Lafayette Redistricting Committee                            2018
Speaker, Benjamin Harrison Public Service Camp                2018
Speaker, Public Affairs Month, NW Indiana SPEA              2018
Speaker, “Immigration in the U.S.” Lafayette, Indiana
ACLU                                                                         2018
Speaker, Civic Literacy, PR Club of Indiana                         2018
Guest Sermon, Treatment of Women in the Bible,
Beth Shalom Synagogue                                            2018
Interviewee, Documentary on ACLU, Foundation for
Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)                                    2018
Participant, The Conversation with Tavis Smiley, Women
In the Workplace                                                           2018
Panelist, “Reviving Civility” Spirit and Place                              2017
Moderator, Ready to Run Panel on Barriers Women Face            2017
Moderator, Ready to Run Panel on Civic Engagement                 2017
Panelist, Partisan Redistricting & Rural/Urban Divide                 2017
Speaker, “How the Constitution Drives Policy” Indianapolis
Marion County Public Library                                       2017
Speaker, “After Charlottesville,” Unitarian-Universalist
Church, Danville, IN                                                     2017
Speaker, “Does Civic Ignorance Matter?” Xavier
University                                                                     2017
Speaker, “Inequality,” First Congregational
Church (Indianapolis)                                                    2017
Speaker, “Gerrymandering,” Washington Twnshp.
Democratic Club                                                           2017
Speaker, “The City and the Constitution” OASIS                                    2017
Speaker, Southeast Democratic Club                                          2017
Speaker, Every Voice Counts, Indianapolis Women’s
Chorus Annual Luncheon                                              2017
Keynote Speaker, 2017 Human Rights Annual Dinner
Columbus, Indiana                                                        2017
Panelist, “Linking Arms for Social Justice” City of
Bloomington, Commission on Status of Women             2017
Speaker, “What Now?” Oaklandon UU Church                          2017
Lecturer, “Inequality and Poverty in Indiana” St. Paul’s United
Methodist Church, Carmel, Indiana                                2017
Speaker, “Can Democracy Be Saved?” Forum, Robin Run
Village                                                                         2017
Webinar lecture, “Libraries & Social Justice” Roundtable for
Ethnic Minority Concerns, North Carolina
Library Association                                                      2016
Speaker, “What Now?” Indiana Women for Change                    2016
Keynote Speaker, AmeriCorp Opening Ceremony                       2016
Panelist, AAUW “Women in Journalism and the 2016
Speaker, “Income disparity in a toxic time,” Domestic Decisions
Series, Mid-North United Methodist                               2016
Keynote, Democratic Women’s Caucus of Bloomington, IN        2016
Speaker, “Religious Liberty and Civil Rights” Indiana
Pride Organization                                                        2016
Interviewee, “Living Your Best Life” WHBU                             2016
Panelist, Indiana State Teachers’ Assn PAC for
Education Annual Meeting                                            2016
Speaker, Lavender Graduation, IUPUI                                       2016
Speaker, “Making Voting Count” Muncie League
of Women Voters                                                          2015
Speaker, “Civic Engagement, Civic Knowledge” Serve
Indiana State Conference                                               2015
Speaker, “Making Voting Count Again” Indianapolis
League of Women Voters                                              2015
Panel Chair, “Electing Our Future” Central Library                     2015
Presenter, “How Did We Get Here?” Unitarian Church               2015
Keynote Speaker, League of Women Voters of Indiana 95th
Anniversary Celebration                                                2015
Speaker, Constitution Day, Manchester University                      2015
Panelist, “The Social Construction of Race,” Race Relations
Leadership Network, Indianapolis                                  2015
Presenter, “The Road to Redistricting Reform” Common
Cause, League of Women Voters                                   2015
Panelist, “Pancakes & Politics” Indianapolis Chamber
Of Commerce                                                               2015
Panelist, “RFRA,” DePauw University                                       2015
Presenter, “The Nonprofit Sector” Stanley K. Lacy Series           2015
Speaker, “Libraries & Social Justice” Library Science Group       2014
Speaker, “Civil Liberties & the ACLU” Libertarian State
Convention                                                                   2014
Speaker, “Valuing Science” Greenwood Rotary                          2014
Speaker, “Civic Deficit,” Unitarian Fellowship of Kokomo         2014
Panelist, “Civic Literacy,” ACLU of Indiana                              2013
Speaker, Religion and the First Amendment, Butler University    2013
Speaker, Civic Literacy, DePauw University                               2013
Speaker, “Same-Sex Marriage” Shepherd Center                        2013
Speaker, Howard Zinn Read-In                                                  2013
Panelist, “Equality” 10th Annual O’Bannon Institute
for Community Service                                                 2013
Interview re: Civic Literacy Center. “No Limits” WFYI              2012
Speaker,  “Civic Literacy and the Religion Clauses”
Americans United for Separation of Church & State        2012
Speaker, “On the Barricades” Conference, Center
For Inquiry, Northern Ohio Chapter                               2012
Speaker, “Restoring Civic Literacy” Shepherd Center,
North United Methodist Church                                     2012
Panelist, InterChurch Center, “Sharia Beyond
the Headlines”                                                              2012
Speaker, Annual Dinner, Lafayette, IN ACLU                            2012
Expert witness, hearing on modifications to Human
Rights Ordinance, South Bend Common Council            2012
Interview, “Legacy of Chief Justice Randall Shepard”
WFYI                                                                           2012
Speaker, “Privatization,” League of Women Voters,
Indianapolis                                                                  2012
Presenter, “Gifts and Conflicts of Interest” 2011 Legal and
Ethics Conference, Indiana Government Center              2011
Presenter, “Social Justice,” Town Hall Series, Indiana
Historical Society                                                          2011
Speaker, “Education, Privatization & Civic Literacy”
Hadassah Annual Meeting                                             2011
Luncheon Speaker, “Accountability” Indiana Assn. of
Government Accountants                                              2011
Speaker, “Leadership, Citizenship” Indiana Boys State,
Angola, IN                                                                   2011
Speaker, “The Politics We Deserve?” Jewish Community
Relations Council, Indianapolis                                      2011
Presenter, “Making Public Policy” Lawrence North H.S.             2011
Speaker, “Why Civic Literacy Matters” League of Women
Voters                                                                          2011
Panelist, “Why Muslims Matter to the History of the U.S.”
Indiana Interchurch Center                                            2010
Speaker, “Our Declining Civic Literacy” Sunrise Rotary             2010
Guest, “SPEA and Indianapolis” Radio One Interview                2010
Speaker, “Understanding the City Budget” Indianapolis
Neighborhood Resource Center                                      2010
Speaker, Americans United for Separation of Church and
State, Spring Chapter Event, Indianapolis                       2010
Guest, Concerned Clergy Hour, WTLC Radio                            2010
Respondent, Religious Studies Roundtable, Center for the
Study of Religion and American Culture                        2010
Panelist, “Rights and Wrongs: Achieving Civil Discourse”
Butler University                                                          2010
Speaker, “The Context of American Foreign Policy,”
Great Decisions Series, Church of the Savior                  2010
Luncheon Speaker, Bar Association Leaders’ Series                    2010
‘After-words’ discussion leader, “Sunlight” Phoenix Theater       2010
Panelist, “The Debate over Same-Sex Marriage” Maurer
School of Law, IU Bloomington                                    2010
Keynote Speaker, League of Women Voters State Meeting,
Indianapolis                                                                  2010
Keynote Speaker, Public Allies Induction of new Fellows,
Mary Rigg Center, Indianapolis                                     2009
Speaker, “Can We Rescue Civic Literacy?” Cutting
Edge Speakers’ Series, IUPUI                                        2009
Speaker, “Civic Education, Constitutional Culture and
Crazy Times” IU School of Law, Indianapolis                2009
Speaker, “Distrust, American Style,” Great Decisions Series,
Shepherd’s Center, Indianapolis                                     2009
Speaker,  “Distrust, American Style.” Reading at the Table,
University Faculty Club, IUPUI                                     2009
Speaker, “The Current Mess” Washington Township Democratic
Club, Indianapolis                                                         2009
Video Interview, “What’s Wrong with Indiana Government,”                                                          2009
Speaker, “Cultural Shifts and Constitutional Law” Unitarian
Universalist Church, Indianapolis                                   2009
Keynote Speaker, “Health and Prosperity: How Rational
Health Policies Can Cure an Ailing Economy”
United Senior Action of Indiana, Indianapolis                 2008
Presenter, Workshop on “Grassroots, Netroots and Social
Action” Planned Parenthood Midwest Conference          2008
Speaker, “What’s At Stake This November, ” TSA National
Coming Out Day Dinner, Evansville, Indiana                  2008
Speaker, “The 2008 Elections and Gay Rights” Parents, Friends
And Families of Lesbians and Gays, Indianapolis            2008
Speaker, “The Idea of Liberty” Kiwanis International,
Crawfordsville, Indiana                                                 2008
Speaker, “We Aren’t in Kansas Anymore: Leadership for a
Complex World” Tobias Multi-sector Forum                  2008
Speaker, “Faith, Civil Society & International Relations”
International Interfaith Symposium, Indianapolis            2008
Speaker, “Trust, Diversity & the American Idea,” Lenten
Scholars Series, Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis  2008
Speaker, “God and Country” Shepherd’s Center, North
United Methodist Church, Indianapolis                           2007
Presenter, Scholarship at Lunch, Faculty Club IUPUI                  2007
Presenter, “The Fabric of Philanthropy” Presidents’
Colloquium, Seventh-Day Adventist World
Headquarters                                                                2007
Presenter, Readings at the Table, Faculty Club IUPUI                 2007
Panelist, “People’s Foreign Policy” Citizens for Global
Solutions, Indianapolis                                                  2007
Speaker, Constitution Day, Vincennes University, Jasper 2007
Speaker, Constitution Day, University of Evansville                   2007
Panel Member, Pancakes & Politics: Religion in Government,
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce                               2007
Speaker, “Unintended Consequences, Criminal Justice Edition”
Indiana Pathways to College Network, IVTech               2007
Speaker, “War Crimes and the International Criminal Court”
Great Decisions, Church of the Savior                            2007

Other Public Service Activities
Regular columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal
Past blogger for Policy Studies blog,
Past columnist for the Indianapolis Star, Indiana Word
Monthly contributor to American Society for Public Administration blog 2012-2013
Occasional guest columnist for publications throughout the Midwest.
Daily Blog at

Grants, Contracts and Awards
Vigran Family Foundation, 2,500 (total of 3 grants)                               2017                                           Simon Family Foundation, 25,000                                             2016
Simon Family Foundation, 25,000                                                         2014
IUPUI Signature Centers Initiative 300,000                                           2012
Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute 500                         2009
Workforce, Inc. and IUPUI Solution Center,
research project, “Ex-Offender Transitional Employment:
Policy Issues” 16,000                                                                2006
Tobias Center Research Grant on Leadership, 5,000                               2005
Center on Philanthropy, 20,990                                                              2004
Transitional funding for “Predicting Effectiveness in
Nonprofit Antipoverty Programs”
Overseas Conference Fund travel grant, 400                                           2003
Case Study Contract, Research Foundation of State University
Of New York, 40,000                                                                     2003
Ford Foundation, supplement to original grant. $150,000.                        2002
For a documentary film about the research project.
Center on Philanthropy, 25,000.                                                             2000.
Transitional funding for a three-year project to study
implementation of the charitable choice provisions
of welfare reform legislation.
State of Indiana, Division of Family & Social Services, 15,000.              2000.
State award for research on charitable choice
Ford Foundation, three years, $1,050,000.                                              2000.
Three-year grant funding study of the implementation of
charitable choice in three states: Indiana, Massachusetts and
North Carolina.
Strategic Directions Initiative Grant, 5,000.                                            1999.
Joyce Foundation Grant, 20,000.                                                            1999.

Impink, Matt and Sheila Suess Kennedy. “Giving Civics a Sporting Chance.” Center for
Civic Literacy and Indiana Bar Foundation, 2016.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Talking Politics: What You Need to Know Before You Open Your Mouth.” Georgetown University Press, 2014. (Paperback and audio editions issued 2016)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and David Schultz. “American Public Service: Constitutional and Ethical Foundations.” Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2010.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Free Expression in America: A Documentary History.” Greenwood Press, 1999.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “What’s a Nice Republican Girl Like Me
Doing at the ACLU?” Prometheus Books, 1997.

Book Chapters
Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Fourteenth Amendment: Privileges and Immunities Clause” in  American Governance. Ed. Stephen L. Schechter. 5 vols. Detroit: Macmillan (2016).

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Civil Religion.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception,” Seow, Choon-Leong, Herman Spieckermann, Hans-Josef Klauck, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Bernard McGinn, and Eric Ziolkowski, eds. DeGruyter, Berlin & New York (2009-2018).

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “The ACLU” and “Checks and Balances” in David Schultz, Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution.  NY: Facts on File, Inc,  (2009).

Kennedy, Sheila S. and Laura S. Jensen (2006) “Outsourcing Patriotism: Privatization, Sovereignty and War,” in The End of Sovereignty? A Transatlantic Perspective, David J. Eaton (ed). Lit Verlag Hamburg.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “The Bill of Rights,” “The Incorporation Doctrine,” “Congress and Civil Liberties,” and “Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire” in the Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties, Schultz, David and John Vile, eds. M.E. Sharpe (2004)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Indiana.” in Legal Systems of the World: a Political, Social and Cultural Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara. (2003)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Writing in Service of Thought.” in Writing in the Arts, Sciences and Professional Schools at IUPUI, Office of Campus Writing, (2002).

Review Essay
Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Back to Basics: Citizenship, Public Administration and the Constitution.” Journal of Public Affairs Education.  Vol. 6, #4, October 2000.

Journal Articles in Refereed Publications

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Context Matters: Pedagogy and Comparative Public Administration,” Hrvatska Javna Uprava (Croatian and Comparative Public Administration). (2013)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “The Pedagogy of Governance.” Journal of Public Affairs Education, Vol. 16 (4),607-619 (2010).

Malatesta, Deanna and Sheila Suess Kennedy. “Safeguarding the Public Trust: Can Administrative Ethics Be Taught?” Journal of Public Affairs Education, Vol.16 (2): 161-180 (2010).

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Going by the Book: Connecting Public Administration to Political Theory.” Journal of Public Affairs Education. Vol. 9, #4, October 2003.


Research Project Reports
Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Wolfgang Bielefeld. “Charitable Choice: First Results from Three States.” Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, 2003.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. Living Together: Mending a Fractured America. (Amazon Publishing, 2019)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. Distrust, American Style: Diversity and the Crisis of American Confidence” (Prometheus Books, 2009).

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. God and Country: America in Red and Blue (Baylor University Press, 2007)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Wolfgang Bielefeld. Charitable Choice at Work: Faith-Based Job Programs in the States. (Georgetown University Press, 2006.)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. Pickin’ Fights with Thunderstorms.  C.S.Kern Publishing, 2005.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Ingrid Ritchie (eds). To Market, To Market: Reinventing Indianapolis. University Press of America, 2001.

Book Chapters
Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “School Voucher Programs.” Leadership and Public Management Section, Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. Ali Farazmand, Ed. (2018)
Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Context Matters.” Comparative Analysis: Essays in Honor of Ferrel Heady Mario A. Rivera, Bruce J. Perlman, and Juan de Dios Pineda, Eds, (Oxford: Peter Lang Publishers). (2017) (Reprinted with permission from Journal of Croatian and Comparative Public Administration)
Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Religious Philanthropies and Government Social Programs” in Issues and Tensions in Religious Philanthropy, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Thomas Davis, editor. (2011).

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Using restraint: The legal context of high-risk interventions.”  In M. A. Nunno, D. M. Day & L. B. Bullard (Eds.), For our own safety: Examining the safety of high-risk interventions for children and young people. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America. (2008)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Religious Paradigms and the Rule of Law: Thinking in Red and Blue” in Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Austin Sarat, series editor. Elsevier Science Ltd., Vol. 39. pp. 57-72, 2006

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “The Poor You Have Always with You: The Problem of the ‘Sturdy Beggar’” in A History of Indiana Law, Randall Shepard and David Bodenhamer, editors. Ohio University Press. 2006

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Laura S. Jensen. “Outsourcing Patriotism: Privatization, Sovereignty and War.” Transatlantic Public Policy Series, Vol. 2. Transaction Publishers, N.J. 2006.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Laura Jensen. “Government Ethics and Constitutional Accountability” in George G. Frederickson and Richard K. Ghere, Ethics in Public Management. M.E. Sharpe, 2005

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Government Shekels and Government Shackles Revisited: Questions for Church and State.” In Exploring Black Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, No. 48
Patrick Rooney, and Lois Sherman, eds. Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Charitable Choice in the Criminal Justice System” in Ryden, David and Jeffrey Polet,“Sanctioning Religion? Politics, Law and Faith-Based Public Services,” Lynne Rienner, Publishers, 2005.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Governing a City: Thirty-Two Years.” In “To Market, To Market: Reinventing Indianapolis.” University Press of America, 2001.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Accountability: The Achilles Heel.” In “To Market, To Market: Reinventing Indianapolis.” University Press of America, 2001.

Journal Articles in Refereed Publications
Merritt, Cullen and Sheila S. Kennedy, “The Civic Dimension of School Voucher Programs.” Public Integrity (2018)

Merritt, Cullen and Sheila S. Kennedy, “The Cost of Saving Money: Public Service Motivation, Private Security Contracting, and the Salience of Employment Status.” Public Performance and Management Review ( 2018)

Kennedy, Sheila S. “Thirty Years of Public Management Scholarship: Plenty of “How,” Not Enough “Why.” International Journal of Public Sector Management Vol 30, 6/7 (2017)

Kennedy, Sheila S. “Electoral Integrity: How Gerrymandering Matters,” Journal of Public Integrity (September, 2016) pp. 1-9
Subsequently Selected for Inclusion in Public Integrity Special Symposium: Democracy for Sale,  Daniel Surber, ed. (2018)

Kennedy, Sheila S. “Is Low Civic Literacy a Wicked Problem?” eJournal of Public Affairs Vol. 4, #3 (2015).

Dusso, A. and S. S. Kennedy. Does Ignorance Matter? The Relative Importance of Civic Knowledge and the Human Tendency to Engage in Motivated Reasoning. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs 1(1):59-72. (2015)

McCabe, Heather and Sheila Suess Kennedy, “Civic Identity, Civic Deficit: The Unanswered Questions.” Journal of Civic Literacy, Vol.1, #1 (2014)

Meslin, Eric, Aaron Carroll, Peter Schwartz and Sheila Suess Kennedy. “Is the Social Contract Incompatible with the Social Safety Net? Revisiting a Key Philosophical Tradition.” Journal of Civic Literacy, Vol. 1, #1 (2014)

Payton, Seth and Sheila Suess Kennedy. “Fiscal Magic: Outsourcing and the Taxing Power.” State and Local Government Review, 45(3), 189-193. (2013)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Civic Literacy and Ethical Public Service: An Under-Appreciated Nexus” Journal of Public Integrity. Vol. 15, #4 (2013)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Deanna Malatesta. “A Very Tangled Web: Public-Private Redux.” Administration & Society, Vol. 42, No. 1, 101-118 (2010)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Whose Reality-Based Community?” Religion and American Culture (Vol. 18, #1, Winter, 2008)

Hall, Leda and Sheila Suess Kennedy, “Public and Nonprofit Management and the ‘New Governance’” American Review of Public Administration. (Vol. 38, No. 3 2008). Pp 307-321

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Holding ‘Governance’ Accountable: Third-party Government in a Limited State.” The Independent Review. Volume XI, Number 1. Summer, 2006.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Redemption or Rehabilitation: Charitable Choice and Criminal Justice.”  Criminal Justice Policy Review, Volume #14 Number 2, June 2003. 214-228

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Privatization & Prayer: The Case of Charitable Choice.” American Review of Public Administration, Vol.33 No.1, March 2003 5-19.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Jean Mercer, Wanda K. Mohr and Charles Huffine, “Snake Oil, Professional Ethics and the First Amendment: What’s a Profession to Do?”  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 72 (1), 5-15. 2002

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Richard Magjuka, “A Modest Proposal: Identity Politics in the Workplace.” Mid-American Review of Business, Vol.17, Number 1, Spring 2002. (Awarded Citation of Excellence as one of the top 50 management articles of 2002, by Emerald Management Review)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Wolfgang Bielefield. “Government Shekels Without Government Shackles? The Administrative Challenges of Charitable Choice.” Public Administration Review. Vol. 62 #1 2002

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Wanda K. Mohr, “A Prolegomenon on Restraint of Children: Implicating Constitutional Rights.” Journal of Orthopsychiatry Vol. 71, #1; January 2001.

Mohr, Wanda K. and Sheila Suess Kennedy, “The Conundrum of Children in the U.S. Health Care System.” Nursing Ethics 2001 8 (3).

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Mark Rosentraub “Public-Private Partnerships, Professional Sports Teams and Protecting the Public Interest.” American Review of Public Administration. Vol. 30, #4; December 2000.

Book Reviews in Refereed Publications
Kennedy, Sheila Suess. Review of Reinventing Civil Society: the Emerging Role of Faith Based Organizations; Religion and Reaction: The Secular Political Challenge to the Religious Right; and Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States. In Perspectives on Politics.  (Vol. 11 #2, 2013) pp 648-651

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. Review of Political and Legal Adventures: From Marx to Moynihan ,by Jeffrey O’Connell and Thomas E. O’Connell, Carolina Academic Press, Durham, NC. In Law and Politics Book Review (Vol. 21, No. 8, August, 2011)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. Review of Public Freedom, Dana Villa, Princeton University Press, 2008. In Law and Politics Book Review (Vol. 18, #11, November,  2008) pp. 1055-1057

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. Review of Bureaucracy in a Democratic State: A Governance Perspective, Kenneth J. Meier and Lawrence J. O’Toole, Jr.
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. In American Review of Public Administration.  Vol. 37, Number 4. December 2007.

Articles in Professional Publications
Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Civic Ignorance: Why Lawyers Should Care.” Res Gestae (December, 2017)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Matt Impink, “A Tour of Duty Before College Would
Serve Students and the Nation,” Chronicle of Higher Education, September 8, 2015

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Wolfgang Bielefeld, “Hollowing Out Civil Society.” Democracy & Society. Center for Democracy and the Third Sector, Georgetown University Press. December, 2004.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Laura Jensen. “Outsourcing Patriotism.” Public Administration Times. October, 2004.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Choice for Me But Not for Thee: Welfare Vouchers, School Vouchers and the Constitution.” Res Gestae. March 2002.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Privatizing Education: The Politics of Vouchers.”
Phi Delta Kappan. (Vol. 82, #6, February 2001)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess, “Intellectual Freedom: A Reflection.” Indiana Libraries.  Volume 19, #2; 2000.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “The Continuing Search for a Deeper Pocket.” Res Gestae. February 1982.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “What Your Business Client Needs to Know About Indiana Law.” Res Gestae.  November, 1978.

Articles Included in Conference Proceedings
Kennedy, Sheila Suess, Wolfgang Bielefeld and Richard Stazinski. “Government Contracting and Social Capital: Unasked Questions.” In Eberhard Bohne, Charles Bonser and Kenneth M. Spencer, Transatlantic Perspectives on Liberalization and Democratic Governance. Lit Verlag Munster, Berlin 2004.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Social Responsibility, Accountability and U.S. Welfare Reform: the Context of America’s Faith-Based Initiative.” (e-published, in Proceedings of Transatlantic Policy Consortium Meeting, 2001

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Privatizing Education.”  Indiana Journal of Political Science, Vol. 15, 2000.

Law Review Articles
Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Civic Ignorance and Democratic Accountability.” Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 51, pp. 101-11 (2019)

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Leda Hall. “What Separation of Church and State? The Constitutional Competence of Congregational Leaders.” Journal of Law in Society, Summer 2004.

Garcia, Crystal, Sheila Suess Kennedy and Barbara Lawrence. “Picturing Powerlessness: Digital Photography, Domestic Violence and the Fight Over Victim Autonomy” Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy. (Fall 2003).

Kennedy, Sheila. “Tilting the Level Playing Field: Public Administration Meets Political Theory.” Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy. Vol. 11 #2 (2003).

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “The Muffled Voice of the Child: American Health Care and Children’s Rights.” Journal of Medicine and Law. Michigan State University. Vol. 6 #1 (Fall 2001)

Garcia, Crystal and Sheila Suess Kennedy. “Back to School: Technology, School Safety and the Disappearing Fourth Amendment.” Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. Vol. 12 #2 (Winter 2003).

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “A Just World at Peace.” The Indiana International and Comparative Law Review. Vol.11 #2. 2001.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “When is Public Private? State Action, Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships.” George Mason Civil Rights Law Review. Vol. 11 #2, Spring 2001.

Barker, John and Sheila Suess Kennedy. “The Gay Nineties: Sexual Orientation and Indiana Law.” Indiana Law Review.In 1993 Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Law. Vol. 27. 1993.

Public Service

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Forward” Contrary to Popular Belief, Michael Leppert. IBJ Publications. 2016

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Faith, Charity and Government Money.” Liberty: A Magazine of Religious Freedom, November/December 2008. Pp.11-13.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Checks and Balances? Or L’etat, C’est Moi?” The Remnant Review Vol. 2, No. 1, 2006. pp. 65-78.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Connections” Sightings (Univ. of Chicago Divinity School). June, 2002.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “The Level Playing Field” Sightings (Univ. of Chicago Divinity School). March, 2002.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “The Invisible State” The Remnant Review, October 2001.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess “Is Faith Fungible” Sightings (Univ. of Chicago Divinity School). August, 2001

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative: Asking the Right Questions” Sightings (Univ. of Chicago Divinity School). February, 2001.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and Cecil Bohanon. “Identity Politics and the Road not Taken: A Productivity-Based Standard for Employment Termination.” Indiana Policy Review, Dec.1999.

Rosentraub, Mark, and Sheila Suess Kennedy “Leveling the Field: Indiana, Its Professional Sports Teams, and Protection of the Public’s Investments and Interest” IN-ROADS, Winter 1998-99

Symposium, Property Tax Reform, Issues IN Business Magazine,
February, 1997.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess and J. Alexander Tanford. “Less Heat, More Light: Religion in the Public Schools” Indiana ACLU, 1995.

Kennedy, Sheila Suess. “Women in Politics” and “American Booksellers Association et al v. Hudnut,” Encyclopedia ofIndianapolis, I.U. Press, 1994

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  1. I hope you will forgive this diatribe, but your recent comments struck home with me. I was born into a Republican household and was guided by that thinking in my young years. Starting in college, I began to find myself in question of the values they set forth. Though I cannot say I am reformed, but consider myself a liberal independent and the past few years I have become a bit more vocal in my views. I agree whole heartedly with your comments on our current governor and have disliked him from the first mention of him. I also was in attendance at the lieutenant-governor debate when he was first elected and found Ms. Skillman to be a complete waste of space and a puppet of both business and her boss. I am in the process of reading more of your articles. I regret that I had not heard of you sooner. I also agree with the comments made by others on your article which was referred to me by a now dear friend. I wish you the best of luck in railing against the storm. You have one new supporter out here listening. Thank you for your time and patience with my rants, I look forward to reading more. Good health to you. Sincerely, George Arndt. Postscript: Two of my heroes have been Mike Royko and Harrison Ullman.

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