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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, 1972


Teaching Interests:

Psychology and Religion, History and Systems of Psychology,

Counseling Theories, Human Development/Generations


Relating religion, academic scholarship, and teaching;

professional development for educators

Current Projects:

Co-director of “Religion in the Academy” (2008-2010),

a major research project funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc.

Recent Publications:

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, D., & Jacobsen, R. H. (2008). Postsecular America (pp. 3-15); The ideals and diversity of church-related higher education (pp. 63-80); Talking about religion (pp. 221-231). In D. Jacobsen & R.H. Jacobsen (Eds.), 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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