Derigan Silver

Derigan A. Silver

Associate Professor; Chair, Media Film & Jrnl

  • Faculty


Media law; Internet law; First Amendment law

Professional Biography

Derigan Silver is an Associate Professor and the Chair in the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver. He has published in peer review journals and law reviews on government secrecy and national security law, originalism, defamation, social architecture theory, access to the judiciary, commercial speech, and student expression. Silver received his doctoral degree in mass communication in 2009 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


  • BA, Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • MA, Mass Communication, Arizona State University
  • Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Key Projects

  • Center for Innovation in the Liberal and Creative Arts