Wheaton College, B.A.
Institute of World Politics, MA
Reformed Theological Seminary, MAR

About Mrs. Patterson

Jennifer Patterson is a visiting lecturer and director of the Institute of Theology and Public Life at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

She was previously vice president of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation, where she continues to serve as a senior visiting fellow. Before joining Heritage in 2003, she worked on cultural policy issues at Empower America, and as senior director of family studies at the Family Research Council. She also taught at a classical Christian school in Lyon, France.

She holds a master of arts in religion from Reformed Theological Seminary, a master’s degree in statecraft and world politics from the  Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s degree in French from Wheaton College, where she also earned teacher’s certification. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in moral theology and ethics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.