Distinguished Professor, University of Florida
Year Graduated: 1991
Clay Calvert, ’91, is the Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and the director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida. He formerly served as the John and Ann Curley Professor of First Amendment Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where he also co-directed the Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment and served as interim dean of the Schreyer Honors College. Calvert has authored or co-authored more than 115 law journal articles on freedom of expression-related topics. He wrote Voyeur Nation, the first book to examine the 21st century phenomena of reality TV shows. He has been widely quoted on First Amendment rights in the national media. In 2011, Calvert served as visiting professor at Pacific McGeorge, where he taught two sections of Constitutional Law II, which covered equal protection, substantive due process and freedom of expression.