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SHEEHAN, Colleen A., a Representative from Montgomery County; born in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, NY, January 7, 1956; graduated, Willsboro Central School, 1973; B.A., Eisenhower College, 1977; M.A., Claremont Graduate School (now Claremont Graduate University), 1979; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1986; associate professor of political science, Villanova University (1986-present); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1995 term; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the House for the 1997 term; author, articles in: The Jane Austen Journal, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line, William and Mary Quarterly, The Review of Politics, American Political Science Review, Widener Journal of Public Law, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy (1990-2007), visiting associate professor, Princeton University (2006); instructor, Ashbrook Cemtery Masters' Program in American History and Government, Ashland University (2009-present); appointed, Pennsylvania Board of Education (2011-2018); director, Matthew J. Ryan Project for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good, Villanova University.


Sheehan, Collen A. “Alexander Hamilton's Teaching on Interest and Morality in International Political Life,” in Christopher Harmon and David Tucker, eds., Statecraft and Power. (Lanham: National Institute of Public Policy and University Press of America, 1994).
Sheehan, Collen A.  “Political Parties and the Replacement of Civic Responsibilities,” in Don E. Eberly, ed., Building a Community of Citizens: Civil Society in the Twenty-first Century. (Lanham: University Press of America, 1994.)

Sheehan, Collen A., ed. with Gary L. McDowell.  Friends of the Constitution: Writings of the“Other” Federalists, 1787- 1788. (Liberty Fund Press, 1998).

Sheehan, Collen A.  “James Madison,” in Matthew Spaulding, ed., The Founders' Almanac. (Washington, D.C.: B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies and The Heritage Foundation, 2002).

Sheehan, Colleen A.  “The Commerce of Ideas and Cultivation of Character in Madison’s Republic,” in Bradley C. Watson, ed., Civic Education and Culture. (ISI Books, 2006).
Sheehan, Colleen A.  “Madison v. Hamilton,” in Douglas Ambrose, ed., The Life and Legacy of Alexander Hamilton. (New York University Press, 2006).

Sheehan, Colleen A.  James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government.  New York City: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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