Sheila Suess Kennedy is Emerita Professor of Law and Public Policy at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Until her retirement in December 2020, she was a Faculty Fellow with both the Center for Religion and American Culture and the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence, an adjunct professor of political science, and founder of the Center for Civic Literacy at IUPUI. In 1980, she was the Republican candidate for Indiana’s then 11th Congressional District seat. She served as Executive Director of the Indiana Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. She is the author of nine books, which can be found on her website, sheilakennedy.net. She has been a columnist for the Indianapolis Star, Inequality.org, The Indiana Word, and the Indianapolis Business Journal. Professor Kennedy blogs daily at sheilakennedy.net and is a frequent contributor to other blogs and periodicals. Sheila and her husband Bob have five grown children and four perfect grandchildren.