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Herbert Fain

Professor of Legal and Social Ethics and Church and Community Liaison at Houston Graduate School of Theology

JD, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

DMin, MDiv, Houston Graduate School of Theology

Herbert Fain is the Professor of Legal and Social Ethics at Houston Graduate School of Theology. He is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Fellowship. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor Degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and both a Master’s of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from the Houston Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Fain is an ordained Baptist minister. He has lectured in Canada and in the United States. He has served as Chaplain at the Heights Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Fain is president of the Saint Nicholas Foundation. His affiliations are with the American Academy of Religion, the National Association of the Baptist Professors of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the Association of Theological Field Education.

Dr. Fain is a frequent speaker at churches, workshops, and annual conferences, and has received numerous awards and citations.Classes Taught
PH 551: Introduction to Christian Ethics
PH 652: Contemporary Issues in Ethics
PH 750: Ethics and Social Witness: Martin Luther King
PH 751: Clergy Professional Conduct and Ethics
FE 651-652: Ministry Practicum I & II
PL 600: Organizational Development for Christian Leaders
PL 680: Legal Issues In Ministry

Publications & Presentations
Co-Author, Socio-Economic Status and Legal Factors Affecting African American Fathers, Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy, Vol. XXI; (2012-2013).
Ethics, Law and the Theology of Forgiveness, AME Bishops Conference, Houston, Texas (2014).
Teaching Methodology, Learning and Technology in Higher Education, Teaching and Learning Excellence Center, Texas Southern University (2014).
Sexual Abuse and the Church, 9th Annual Research Symposium, Prairie View A&M University (2014).
Reflections on Clergy/Attorneys Responsibilities Past and Present for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 89th Annual Judicial Council, National Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia (2014).
Minimizing Liability for Church Related Counseling Services, Co-Presenter, 10th Annual Research Symposium, Prairie View A&M University (2015).

Published Blog Posts:
On Fatherhood (September 11, 2016)
Set Up Your Mentee for Success (March 30, 2017)
Focusing on Families (April 23, 2018)
Ethical Fundraising Practices (August 6, 2018)
A Reflection on Saint Nicholas (January 4, 2019)
Dr. King and The Constructive Church (June 3, 2019)
Ethics and Public Service (August 26, 2019)
Mentors and Protégés (November, 2019)

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