Jeanne Heffernan Schindler is an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and an affiliate professor in the School of Law at Villanova University.  She received her PhD in government from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 and taught at Pepperdine University for several years before joining the Villanova faculty in 2004.  Professor Schindler's intellectual interests are interdisciplinary, integrating philosophical and theological concerns with her primary training in political science.  She has lectured and published in a variety of areas, including Catholic social thought, democratic theory, virtue ethics, and faith and learning.  Her most recent major publication is an edited volume on Christianity and Civil Society: Catholic and Neo-Calvinist Perspectives (Lexington Books, 2008). 


Georgetown University, B.A. (1990)

University of Notre Dame, M.A. (1995)

University of Notre Dame, Ph.D. (2000)

Selected Publications