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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
Professor of Law and Public Policy, Indiana University School Of Public and Environmental Affairs 2008- Present
Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy, Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs 2003-2008
 Research Fellow, Center for Religion & American Culture 2005-Present
 Faculty Fellow, Tobias Center for Leadership 2004-Present
 Faculty Fellow, Center for Urban Policy & Environment 2000-Present
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-Present
Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Policy, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs 1996-98
Other Appointments and Professional Consultantships
Scholar-in-Residence, Union Institute & University, Ohio,  July,2010
Consultant,Seton Hall University, Division of Labor Studies, New Jersey Faith-Based Contracting Project 2004
Visiting Scholar, Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University  February 18, 2002.
Community Research Associates, North Central Region, Bureau Of Justice Assistance. May 22-24, 2000. Presentation to law enforcement personnel from throughout the Midwest on challenges of the new millennium.
Indiana Chamber of Commerce: Orientation of New City-County Councilors 1999
Professional Employment 
Executive Director, Indiana Civil Liberties Union 1992-98
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
Associate Attorney, Baker & Daniels 1975-77
Admitted to Indiana Bar 1975
Admitted to U.S. District Court 1975
Admitted to 7th Circuit 1978
Professional Societies
Indiana State Bar Association
Indiana Leadership Celebration
American Political Science Association
American Society for Public Administration
Indiana Society of Public Administration
Law & Society Association
Indiana Public Service Award: Outstanding Faculty in Public Service 2013
Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement 2010
Trustee’s 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 Jensen) 2005
Champion of Liberty Award, Libertarian Party of Marion County 2004
Building Bridges of Understanding Award, Indy Choruses
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2004, 2005
Citation of Excellence, Emerald Management Independent Review Boardlist of top 50 management articles of 2002.
Jencks Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Law, IndianaCommission 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 StateBar Association) 2001
Indiana Liberty Award, Lambda Legal Defense 2001
Best paper award (w/Mark Rosentraub) Public Administration Section, American Political Science Association 2001
Hoosier Intellectual Freedom Award, Indiana Library Federation 2000
Fellowship, Summer Research Opportunity Program, IUPUI 2000
30th Anniversary Roll of Honor, Office for Intellectual Freedom and Freedom toRead Foundation, American Library Association 1999
Damien Center Service Appreciation Award 1999
Robert Risk Award, Indiana Civil Liberties Union 1999
Influential Women in Indianapolis, (Network of Womenin Business and Indiana Business Journal) 1997
Hoosier Human Dignity Award (Justice, Inc.), 1996, 1998
 Who’s Who in American Law
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
Public Service 
National Boards & Commissions
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 & Regional Boards & Commissions
Advisory Committee, Indiana Institute for Working Families 2012-present
Board, American Values Alliance 2005-2009
Steering Committee, Lawyers Council of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union 2004-present
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, 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 and Justice 1999-2000
Board, AidServe Indiana, Inc. 1999-2000
 Board, Indiana Civil Liberties Union 1998-1999
Participant, Revisioning Process, Indiana Interreligious Commission on Human Equality 1998
Citizens Complaint Process Working Group (Indianapolis Police Department) 1996-1998
Race Relations Leadership Network (Indpls)(Chair, Criminal Justice Subcommittee 2001) 1995-2009
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 1992-1995
 Advisory Committee, Encyclopedia of Indianapolis  1992-1993
Board, Federal Home Loan Bank 1990-1991
Co-Chair, Indiana Women’s Network for Political Action 1989-1992
Board, Commission for Downtown 1989-1992
Board, Greater Indianapolis Republican Finance Committee 1989-1991
Board, Marion County Hospital Authority 1988-1992
Legislative Affairs Committee, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce 1986-1989
State Advisory Council, Legal Services Organization 1986-1988
Federal Judicial Merit Selection Commission 1985
Vice-Chair, Indiana Environmental Management Board 1982-1983
Chair, City of Indianapolis Cable Franchise Board 1982
Public Service: Presentations (since 2010)
 Panelist, “The Constitution: Use It or Lose It” ACLU First Wednesday 2013
Speaker, “Our Civic Deficit,” Center on Congress June Institute 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 Cuncil 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
Other Public Service Activities
Regular columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal, and the Indiana Word
Past columnist for the Indianapolis Star
Monthly contributor to American Society for Public Administration blog
Occasional guest columnist for publications throughout the Midwest.
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Grants, Contracts and Awards
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 Transitional funding for “Predicting Effectiveness in Nonprofit Antipoverty Programs” 2004
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.                                    For a documentary film about the research project. 2002
Center on Philanthropy, 25,000.                                                            Transitional funding for a three-year project to study implementation of the charitable choice provisions of welfare reform legislation. 2000
State of Indiana, Division of Family & Social Services, 15,000.                          State award for research on charitable choice 2000
Ford Foundation, three years, $1,050,000.                                              Three-year grant funding study of the implementation of charitable choice in three states: Indiana, Massachusetts and North Carolina. 2000
Strategic Directions Initiative Grant, 5,000. 1999
Joyce Foundation Grant, 20,000. 1999
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, “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 (forthcoming, 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,  (forthcoming, 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).  (forthcoming, 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. 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. To Market, To Market: Reinventing Indianapolis. University Press of America, 2001.
 Book Chapters
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. (Forthcoming, 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
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. (Awarded best article prize at 2001 annual meeting of the Public Administration section of the American Political Science Association.)
Book Reviews in Refereed Publications
Kennedy, Shelia 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. (forthcoming, 2013)
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 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 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.
Papers and Presentations
“Civic Literacy: Charting the Dimensions and Consequences of a Civic Deficit” with Erin Braun. Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco. 2011
“Religious Philanthropies and Government Social Programs” in “Family, Friend, Foe? The Relationship of Religion and Philanthropy in Religious Philanthropic Organizations” Public Symposium IUPUI, October 7, 2010.
“Smart Government” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada 2009
“A Very Tangled Web: Public and Private Redux” Annual Meeting, Law and Society Association. Denver, CO. May, 2009
“Optimism, Pessimism, Realism: Looking for the Pony” Tobias Leadership Alumni Association, February, 2009.
Pedagogy of Governance” with Deanna Malatesta. American Political Science Association Conference on Teaching and Learning, Baltimore, MD. February, 2009.
“God and Country: the Religious Roots of Public Conflict” Rocky Mountain College 4th Annual Symposium on Religion and Culture,” Billings, Montana. Invited. October, 2008.
Social Change, Public Policy and Law.” International Conference on Public Finance and Government Reform. Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Invited. June, 2007
“Teaching Public Administration in the United States.” Presentation to Public Administration faculty and graduate students, Sun Yat Sen University, Ganzhou, China. June, 2007.
Panelist, “Roundtable on Scholarship and Activism,” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April, 2007.
“Sin or Crime? Religion and American Criminal Justice Policy.” With Thomas Stuckey. Law and Society Assn. Annual Meeting, Baltimore. July, 2006.
Public Ethics and the Challenges of the New Governance” The Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence Multi-Sector Forum. Indianapolis, 2006.
Religion, Science and the Environment” Luncheon address, Dean’s Day, School of Liberal Arts and School of Science, IUPUI. 2006
“Research and Relevance” Luncheon keynote, Midwest Student Sociology Research  Conference, Marian College 2006
“Using Restraint: The Legal Context of High-Risk Interventions.” Conference on “Researching the Safety of High Risk Interventions for Children and Young People,” Cornell University, 2005. (Invited.)
“Religious Paradigms and the Rule of Law: Thinking in Red and Blue.” Law and Society Annual Meeting, 2005.
Accountability and the New Governance: Tools for Public Managers.” Ninth International Conference on Public Management. Milan, Italy, 2005
“Government Shekels and Government Shackles Revisited: Questions for Church and State.” Conference on Black Philanthropy, I.U. Center on Philanthropy, 2005.
“Comparing Faith-Based and Other Providers of Social Services: Problems and Insights” Conference on Evaluation Methods and Practices Appropriate for Faith-Based and Other Providers of Social Services, IU Bloomington, 2003.
Panelist, “Faith-Based Initiatives: An Unholy Alliance or a Match Made in Heaven?” Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities of the American Bar Association, ABA Annual Meeting, 2003. (Invited)
“Government Contracting and Social Capital: Unasked Questions” (with Wolfgang Bielefeld and Richard Stazinski). International Policy Consortium, June 2003.
“What Separation of Church and State?” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, June 2003.
“Constitutional Competence of Congregational Leadership” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 2003
Invited Panelist, “Faith Based Initiatives,” Seton Hall University, Nonprofit Sector Resource Institute and Center for Public Service, November 2002.
“Public Policy Meets Political Theory: The Level Playing Field,” Association for Public Policy and Management Annual Meeting, November 2002.
“Tilting the Level Playing Field,” Law & Society Association Annual Meeting, June 2002.
Panelist, “Reinventing Church as State.” Miniplenary, Association for Public Policy and Management. Nov., 2001
Panelist, “The Spirit of Faith and Philanthropy,” Center on Philanthropy, October, 2001.
“Charitable Choice and President Bush’s Faith-Based Initiative,” National Academy of Public Administration Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance. Panel Meeting and Mini-Conference. July, 2001.
Privatization and Prayer: The Case of Charitable Choice.” New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting. May, 2001.
“Government Shekels without Government Shackles: The Administrative Challenges of Charitable Choice.” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. September, 2001.
“Social Responsibility, Accountability and U.S. Welfare Reform: the Context of America’s Faith-Based Initiative.” The Transatlantic Policy Consortium Annual Meeting. September, 2001.
“Privatization and Prayer” and “Accountability: the Achilles Heel” both presented at Hastings Law School Conference, “Privatization: The Legal Implications of Shifting  Boundaries Between Public and Private.”  November, 2001. (Invited).
“The Constitutional Competence of Public Managers” Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Meeting. November, 2001.
“Privatizing Education: The Politics of Vouchers.” Indiana Political Science Association Annual Meeting. April, 2000.
“When is Public Private: State Action in an Era of Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships.” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting. May, 2000.
“A Just World at Peace.” First Annual Global Peace Conference, University of Ottawa. August, 2000. (Invited)
“Privatization and the Twenty-First Century City: Political Rhetoric and Reality in the Indianapolis Experiment”  American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 1999.
Public Service
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 of Indianapolis, I.U. Press, 1994
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