Robert Shibley

About Robert Shibley

Robert L. Shibley, FIRE’s Senior Vice President, is a native of Toledo, Ohio, and a graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law. Robert’s undergraduate experience serving as the managing editor of the Duke Review newspaper, which frequently decried (and faced) administrative censorship and bias, led him to a career defending the rights of college and university students and faculty members. Since starting at FIRE in 2003, Robert has aided students and faculty members at dozens of colleges and universities. He is also a member of the bar in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Florida. As Senior Vice President, along with traveling to various campuses to speak about First Amendment issues, Robert has represented FIRE publicly on Stossel, Fox and Friends, and Lou Dobbs Tonight, in national and international radio and TV interviews, and in published editorials in the New York Post, Boston Globe, National Review, Providence Journal, Daily Oklahoman, and other newspapers. He also writes columns for The Daily Caller, Forbes.com, and Pajamas Media. Robert and his wife Araz live in Apex, North Carolina, with their two daughters, Grace and Cecily.


Commentary

  • Coming Soon: A New Look for FIRE!, February 3, 2014

  • Ge*rgetown University Reminds Us Again Why Censorship Is Ridiculous, January 30, 2014

  • Arizona State Turns to Censorship in Wake of Controversial Party, January 24, 2014

  • Video: FIRE on ‘Fox & Friends’, January 20, 2014

  • Do Kansas Regents’ New Social Media Restrictions Threaten Accreditation?, January 9, 2014

  • Catch Greg on Fox Business’ ‘Cavuto’ Tonight at 8!, December 23, 2013

  • ACLU of Mass: We’re Still Waiting to Hear Why ‘Too White’ Afrobeat Band Was Canceled at Hampshire, December 9, 2013

  • Do School Admins Need to Have a Thicker Skin for Discussion of Social Issues?, December 3, 2013

  • The University of Kansas Controversy: Defending the Freedom to Tweet, September 23, 2013

  • OCR Descends into Self-Parody in Front of Incredulous College Lawyers, June 21, 2013

  • Articles

  • August 6, 2013, The Colonel’s secret recipe: censorship

  • Forbes Online, June 12, 2013, Reporting Your Neighbor’s Speech? Don’t Laugh, It’s Coming To A College Campus Near You

  • The John William Pope Center, May 23, 2013, What First Amendment?

  • The Daily Caller, May 13, 2013, Feds make everyone on campus a sexual harasser

  • The Daily Caller, April 25, 2013, Old Dartmouth: Classes. New Dartmouth: Civility ‘teach-ins’

  • The Daily Caller, April 25, 2013, Old Dartmouth: Classes. New Dartmouth: Civility ‘teach-ins’

  • Minding the Campus, April 21, 2013, 6 Ways to Defeat the Campus Censors

  • Forbes.com, March 12, 2013, If You Work For Harvard, It’s Possible You’re Being Watched By Harvard

  • The Daily Caller, February 21, 2013, Governor McDonnell should defend religious freedom on Virginia campuses

  • College Insurrection, February 1, 2013, College President Personally Smacked with $50,000 Bill for Violating Constitution