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Charles W. Chapman

Dr. Charles W. Chapman  

Dr. Charles W. Chapman
Lecturer, Department of Government​

Office: M1.126B 
Phone: (956) 882-8260
Fax: (956) 882-8893



Charles W. Chapman, Lecturer for the Government Department, received his J.D. and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. After beginning his practice of law, he served, at various times, as the police adviser, municipal court prosecutor, assistant city attorney, and acting city attorney for the City of San Marcos, Texas. He also served a four-year term as the elected criminal district attorney for Hays County, Texas. He teaches Constitutional Law (Civil Liberties and Federalism), Judicial Process, Legislative Process, the American Presidency, and Public Law.


B.A. (with honors), Southwest Texas State University, 1972
M.P.A., Southwest Texas State University, 1974
J.D., University of Texas School Law, 1979
Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Texas at Austin, 1980

CV/VITAE: Chapman Vitae

Classes Taught:

American Government and Texas Politics, Contemporary Texas Politics, Public Policy and Policy Analysis, The Presidency, Constitutional Law: Powers, Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties, The Judiciary, and Public Law.

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Public Law, The Judiciary and The Constitution. I also teach American Public Policy and Policy Analysis.

Previous Experience:

Assistant Professor and Lecturer at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) 1981-1987, 1992-1999. Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with Tenure at University of Texas at Brownsville 1999-2012. Lecturer-Our Lady of the Lake University 2008-2012.


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