Clay Calvert is the Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication at the University of Florida, arriving at the University in 2009. He formerly served as 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 had served as interim dean of the Schreyer Honors College.
He has authored or co-authored more than 90 law journal articles on freedom of expression-related topics. Professor Calvert is co-author, along with Don R. Pember, of the market-leading undergraduate media law textbook, Mass Media Law: 2009/2010 (McGraw-Hill, 2008), and is author of the book Voyeur Nation: Media, Privacy, and Peering in Modern Culture (Westview Press, 2000). He received his J.D. with Great Distinction in 1991 from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law and then earned a Ph.D. in 1996 in Communication from Stanford University, where he also completed his undergraduate work with a B.A. in Communication in 1987. He is a member of the State Bar of California.