Scott M. Matheson Jr. has been appointed visiting associate professor in the Frank Stanton Chair on the First Amendment at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government for 1989-1990.
The Stanton Chair is part of the Kennedy School's Joan S. Barone Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy. Former network correspondent Marvin Kalb is center director.Matheson will take a leave from the faculty at the University of Utah College of Law to teach courses and conduct research in the area of the First Amendment at Harvard. He will join other scholars and journalists to investigate the impact of the press on politics and government and the effect of politics and government on the press.
Matheson has published articles on the First Amendment and the press and represented media organizations on a variety of matters when he practiced law in Washington, D.C.