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Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, Ed.D.

Professor of Psychology; Director of Faculty Development


Lancaster Theological Seminary

Ed.D., Temple University, 1988

M.Ed. University of Illinois, 1975

B.A., Wheaton College, 1973


Teaching Interests:

Psychology and Religion; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Professional Development for Educators; Global Higher Education


Relating religion, academic scholarship, and teaching;

professional development for educators

Current Projects:

Co-director of “Religion in the Academy” project

Recent Publications:

Jacobsen, D. & Jacobsen, R.H. (2014). The religious roots of Ernest L. Boyer’s Educational Vision: A theology of public pietism. Christian Higher Education13:1, 17-28.


Jacobsen, D. & Jacobsen, R.H. (2014). Foreword. In K. Schwehn and L.D. Lagerquist (Eds.), Claiming our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts. New York: Oxford University Press.


Jacobsen, D. & Jacobsen, R.H. (2013). Religion’s return to higher education: A Primer. Trusteeship 21:1.


Jacobsen, D. & Jacobsen, R.H. (2012). Tradition-enhanced university educationand Six questions about religion for every Baptist-related university. The Baptist Educator 76:3.


Jacobsen, D. & Jacobsen, R.H. (2012). No longer invisible: Religion in university education. New York: Oxford University Press.


Jacobsen, D. & Jacobsen, R.H. (2011). Formation versus information and other myths of the religion classroom. Teaching Theology and Religion 14:4, 361-367.


Jacobsen, D., & Jacobsen, R. H. (2008). Religion and higher education: Historic, personal, and public. Liberal Education 94:3 (Summer 2008), 44-49.


Jacobsen, D., & Jacobsen, R. H. (Eds.) (2008). The American university in a postsecular age. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008


Jacobsen, R. H. (2007). [Review of M. E. Marty, The mystery of the child.] Brethren in Christ Life and Thought 30(3), 541-543.


Jacobsen, D., & Jacobsen, R. H. (2007). Vanity, variety, vision: Protestant universities and the American experience. The Cresset: A Review of Literature, the Arts, and Public Affairs 70(4), 5-13.


Jacobsen, D., & Jacobsen, R. H. (2005). Pentecostalism and the academy; Response to the Pneuma essays on faith and scholarship. Pneuma 27(1), 106-109; 157-160.


Jacobsen, R. H. (2005). A woman, a Christian, an academician. In V. L. Erickson & S. A. Farrell (Eds.) Still believing: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women affirm their faith. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 57-64.


Jacobsen, D. & Jacobsen, R.H. (2004). Christian scholarship: Enlarging the conversation. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hobbies: Hiking, Gardening
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Contact Information: Boyer 308 and Old Main 138;; (717) 796-1800, ext. 3000



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