Dr. Paul H. Gates

Contact and Overview

Email Address



Teaching and Research Specialties

1st Amendment History
19th Century Journalism 
Social Media & Privacy
General Legal History 

Selected Publications

  • Medieval America: Cultural Influences of Christianity in Law and Public Policy (with Andrew M. Koch), Lexington Books (2012)
  • Here's Looking at Me: The Abandonment of Privacy and Solitude as Millennials Move to Life On-Line, in Transparency 2.0: Digital Data and Privacy in a Wired World (2014)

Recent Awards

  • American Association of University Professors Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance Award
Title: Professor, Emeritus
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2221

Office address
Walker Hall 133A