First Amendment Experts on Campus
Miles T. Armaly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Dr. Armaly has published papers on public attitudes toward the United States judiciary and the influence of perception on the way people think about and engage in politics. Dr. Armaly teaches courses on Constitutional Law and the US Supreme Court.
Neal H. Hutchens, J.D., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Higher Education
Dr. Neal Hutchens’s research focuses on legal issues in higher education, with a key strand of his scholarship centered on free speech and academic freedom. Hutchens was the 2015 recipient of the William A. Kaplin Award from the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. Hutchens is on the author team—along with William A. Kaplin, Barbara A. Lee, and Jacob H. Rooksby—for the sixth edition of The Law of Higher Education, the leading treatise on higher education law. He is a past member of the editorial board for The Review of Higher Education and a current member for Education Law & Policy Review and is a member of the authors’ committee for West’s Education Law Reporter. He also serves on the Litigation Committee for the American Association of University Professors and is a past board member of the Education Law Association.
Charles D. “Charlie” Mitchell, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and New Media
Dr. Charlie Mitchell worked for The Vicksburg Post from 1975 until 1983 as a reporter and photographer and then as managing editor and executive editor from 1986 until August 2010. He was on the journalism faculty at the University of Mississippi from 1983 until 1986. He is a past president of the Mississippi Press Association and is a past president of the Mississippi-Louisiana Associated Press Managing Editors Association.
Lisa Shaw Roy, J.D.
Professor of Law and Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer
Lisa Shaw Roy teaches Contracts, Law and Religion, Constitutional Law II (First Amendment), and the Legal Profession. Roy’s main areas of scholarly interest involve questions of church and state and the interaction between religion and law. Professor Roy is a member of the Law and Religion Section of the Association of American Law Schools and she is a past Co-Chair of that section.