Sheila Kennedy is a Professor of Law and Public Policy at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She is a member of IUPUI’s Philanthropic Studies Faculty, a Faculty Fellow with both the Center for Religion and American Culture and the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence, and an adjunct professor of political science. She holds a B.S. from and J.D., with honors, from Indiana University, where she was managing editor of the Indiana Law Review. Kennedy’s research interests focus on constitutional culture, civic liberties/civil rights, religion and public, and has authored a large array of books and articles on these subjects. Before joining the university in 1998, Kennedy practiced real estate, administrative and business law in Indianapolis, first with Baker & Daniels and later as a partner with Mears, Crawford, Kennedy & Eichholz, and served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Indianapolis. She was later the Republican candidate for Indiana’s then 11th Congressional District seat. Kennedy served as the President of Kennedy Development Services and later became Executive Director of the Indiana Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. Kennedy has won numerous awards for her achievements, including a 2008 Outstanding Alumni of the Year award from the IU School of Law – Indianapolis.