Garrett W. Sheldon

Garrett W. SheldonGarrett Sheldon

John Morton Beaty Professor
of Political Science

Phone: 276.328.0274
Office: Smiddy 158

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  • Rutgers University, Ph.D.
  • Rutgers University, M.A.
  • Oxford University (Graduate Study, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford)
  • Princeton Seminary (Graduate Study)
  • New School for Social Research, New York (Graduate Study)
  • University of New Mexico, B.A. Summa Cum Laude and With Distinction

Professional Interests

Political Theory, American Government, Public Law, Public Administration, Religion and Politics


  • The Bernard S. Rodey Award “For significant contributions to Education,” Honors College Nominee,
  • University of New Mexico, Alumni Association. Albuquerque, February 5, 2015.
  • P.I. (Principal Investigator) Summers, 2011; 2012. Grant from Charles Koch Foundation to support Political Theory Course and Student Research Fellow for work on book American Religious Freedom ($8,000; $5,000).
  • Library of Virginia Book Award Nomination for The Liberal Republicanism of John Taylor of Carolina, 2009.
  • Who’s Who America’s Teachers, 2003–2004, 2005–2006.
  • Outstanding Research and Publications Award, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, 1999.

Selected Publications

  • “Burke’s Catholic Conservatism” MODERN AGE, Summer, 2014.
  • Online publications in Bloom’s Literary Reference; Ancient and Medieval History; American          History; Modern History; U.S. Government On Line (from Encyclopedia of Political   Thought).
  • “The Philosophical Trinity of Jefferson’s Political Theory” in Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy,    M. Holochak, Editor, Lexington: 2014.
  • “An American Evangelical Christian View of Teaching Religion in the Public Schools” in What      Should Public Schools Teach Children About Religion? James Morrison Editor        (forthcoming).
  • “The Limits of Jefferson Scholarship” Reviews in American History 41, 2013.