Shackelford earned his Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University, his Masters in International Relations, with highest distinction, from the University of Cambridge as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and his J.D., with academic and pro bono distinction, from Stanford Law School where he was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law.
Prior to joining the Kelley School of Business faculty, Professor Shackelford worked at the multinational law firm Hogan Lovells, clerked at the NASA Office of General Counsel, and taught law to undergraduates at Stanford University. Professor Shackelford teaches cybersecurity, international business law, and sustainability among other courses, as well as being a fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.
He has written more than 30 articles, essays, and book chapters that have been published in such publications as the New York University Environmental Law Journal, American Business Law Journal, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, and the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Professor Shackelford has also written op-eds on the topic of cybersecurity that have been published in the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, while his research has been covered by National Public Radio, the Atlantic, and USA Today.
His academic work has been recognized with such awards as the Stanford Law School Steven Block Civil Liberties Award for Writing on Civil Rights, and in 2011 Professor Shackelford won the Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award for Excellence. A frequent speaker to a variety of audiences, Professor Shackelford has presented his research on cybersecurity at diverse forums, including Notre Dame, Georgetown, Australian National University, the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office of the Government of Australia, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, NATO, the Swedish National Defense College, and the Indiana Counter Proliferation Task Force.