Daniel Burnett

About Daniel Burnett

Daniel graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Before joining FIRE, he worked at a global development non-profit and as the director of communications at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, where he defended strong liberal arts curricula and advocated for increased transparency and accountability on campus. In his spare time, Daniel likes studying American history, brunching, and playing kickball. Daniel knows for a fact that Dolly Parton is the best human on Earth, but he believes in your right to disagree.


  • FIRE launches database of college leaders’ statements on free speech, due process, September 27, 2017

  • Is North Carolina the country’s best state for campus free speech?, June 29, 2017

  • FIRE’s ‘green light’ schools top Heterodox Academy’s just-released guide to colleges, June 20, 2017

  • Texas Southern dropping Sen. Cornyn is just another drop in the disinvitation bucket, May 18, 2017

  • Jefferson Muzzles 2017: Free expression group awards America’s worst censors, April 27, 2017

  • LA Times editorial board on FIRE lawsuit: ‘Don’t squeeze free speech on college campuses’, April 6, 2017

  • April Fools’ Day: A little humor can spell big trouble for college newspapers, March 31, 2017

  • During March Madness, Georgia Tech alums reflect on big victory in different kind of court, March 22, 2017

  • UC Davis to students: You have no right to silence opposing viewpoints, March 2, 2017

  • Articles

  • The Washington Examiner, January 16, 2017, Due process is crucial to justice, both for accusers and the accused

  • Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2017, A Senator Fights DeVos With FIRE

  • USA Today, January 16, 2017, Campuses buckle under Obama policies

  • Boston Globe, January 13, 2017, #DearBetsy: Kangaroo Courts Won’t Solve Campus Sexual Assault Problem

  • Reason, January 13, 2017, Teachers Unions and Title IX Zealots Want to Destroy Betsy DeVos

  • The Blaze, January 13, 2017, Team Trump Meets with National College Organization to Talk Free Speech

  • Simple Justice, January 12, 2017, @TheFIRE Under #DearBetsy

  • The Washington Examiner, January 12, 2017, Why Does Bob Casey Have a Problem with Free Speech and Due Process?

  • World.edu, January 12, 2017, From Whence the Danger? Left? Right? Both?

  • National Review, January 12, 2017, Feminists Against Due Process