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Dr. John Chiles

Dr. John Chiles

Office: 660 Agnes Arnold Hall
Phone: 713-743-4173


  • 1991 - J.D., Texas Southern University School of Law
    Concentrations: Criminal Law and Procedure, Business Law, Tort Law.
  • 2010 - M.A., Humanities, University of Houston Clear Lake
    Concentrations: U.S. History, African American History, Egyptian Studies.
  • 1984 - B.A., Political Science, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.
    Concentrations: Public Administration, Personnel Administration.

Classes Taught

  • American History
  • Business Law
  • Paralegal Capstone
  • Civil Litigation
  • Constitutional
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Tort Law
  • U.S. Government
  • World History


2010 - Collaborator, performer,“Because She Said So,” University of Houston Clear Lake, Women’s Studies Week, Houston, Texas

2008 - The Fulbright American Lecture Series: University of Houston Clear Lake; Ancient Egyptian Symbols: A Symbiotic Exegesis, Cairo, Egypt June 16, 2008.

2006 - Panelist, “The Art of Business: Music, Money, and Marketing” presented by Rolling Out Magazine, Houston,Texas.

2005 - Co-host, “Person to Person”, with Lisa Berry Dockery, KPFT Radio, Houston, Texas.

2004 -  Panelist, “Hip Hop & the MAAFA,” moderated by Dr. Leonard Jefferies; presented at The Houston MAAFA Conference at Texas Southern University.

2004 - Invited lecture, “Everything but the Budget: Financing your Independent Film” presented at the International Jamerican Film & Music Festival.