Anne Hendershott

The King's College


Anne Hendershott, professor of urban studies and the chairman of the politics, philosophy, and economics program at The King's College, spent the last 15 years at the University of San Diego as the director of urban studies and chair of the department of sociology. During her career as a sociologist, she has specialized in the study of abortion and its relation to politics and religion. She left San Diego because she appreciates King’s mission: A Christian college committed to a biblical worldview looking to engage culture. When not in the classroom, Dr. Hendershott satisfies her curiosities through writing. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and National Review, and she has written numerous books including The Politics of Abortion, Moving for Work, and The Reluctant Caregivers. “I am a very curious person; that is why I became a sociologist,” she said in a recent interview. That curiosity includes a fascination with famous corrupt politician William “Boss” Tweed.

A native of Waterbury, CT, Dr. Hendershott received her B.A. and M.S. degrees from Central Connecticut State University and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University. She resides in Milford, CT with her husband Dana. Her son, Jonathan, graduated from West Point and is now serving in Iraq. Her daughter, Heidi, is a professor at Mass Bay Community College in Boston.