Date(s) - 03/22/2023
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Specht’s Texas & The Gin
Dr. Charles Porter is our March speaker. He will be updating us on the very latest with WOTUS (Waters of the US).
Charles Porter, Ph.D. is an accomplished and award-winning author, speaker, testifying real estate expert in over 700 cases nationwide, and served in various faculty teaching roles at St. Edward’s University 2008 – 2020. In 2016 he earned a Ph.D. in Economics and Business from the Universitat Jaume I in Spain with “Cum Laude” distinction. He is also a water rights expert.
He was recently elected Chair of the Education Standards Committee of the Texas Real Estate Commission and most recently was appointed to TREC’s Legal I and Legal II 2022-2023 Manual Writing Committee and is a co-author. He is also a co-author of the TREC Broker Responsibility Manual, 2022-2023.
He also serves as Chair of Advisory Council of the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas and is a founding member of the Director’s Circle.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors for the term 2017-2024 and drafted the final revisions in NAR national water policies. He was recently elected to serve as a Board of Director member of Texas Realtors (formerly the Texas Association of Realtors).
He has authored 28 continuing education textbooks for use in Texas Real Estate Commission continuing education credit classes and teaches these classes regularly across Texas.
His newest college textbook is titled Public Water Policies: The Ultimate Weapons of Social Control (New York and London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). He is under contract with Rowman & Littlefield to write another college textbook outlining the water rights of all of the 50 states in the United States titled Water Rights and Policies in the United States: A State-by-State Analysis. For Taylor and Francis /Routledge he authored a chapter in the college textbook The World of American West titled “The Hydraulic West: The History of Irrigation.”
He is also the author of Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans (College Station: Texas A & M Press, 2014) and Spanish Water/Anglo Water (College Station: Texas A & M Press, 2009) winner of the 2011 San Antonio Conservation Society Publication Award and the 2011 Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association Book Award for outstanding published book contributing to a better understanding of Spanish Colonial Texas.
He won The Texas Catholic Historical Society’s Catholic Southwest Journal of History and Culture 2009 Robert S. Weddle Award for his journal article “Querétaro in Focus: The Franciscan Missionary Colleges and the Texas Missions.” He won The East Texas Historical Association’s East Texas Historical Journal’s 2013 Chamberlain Award for the article “The History of W. A. East v. Houston and Texas Central Railway Company, 1904: Establishment of the Rule of Capture in Texas Water Law or ‘He Who Has the Biggest Pump Gets the Water’.”
He served on the National Parks Service Expert Committee to assist the San Antonio Missions receive UNESCO’s World Heritage Designation as the Spanish Colonial water rights/acequia expert.
With Ed McCarthy, Esq. he authored “Methods and Challenges in the Credible Valuation of Water Rights in Texas” that was presented at the University of Texas School of Law’s Texas Water Institute. He authored “Of Urgent Concern – What Prompted House Bill 162, the Groundwater Conservation Act of 1949” which appeared in the peer-reviewed academic journal Panhandle Plains Historical Review, Vol. LXXXVIII, 2017 (published in January 2018).
In November 2019, he authored “Build Your Competency” an article that was published in Texas Realtor Magazine in which he analyzed the revised duties of real estate license holders to be geographically competent in the area in which they serve. With Gary Pate, Esq., he authored “Navigating Seller’s Disclosure After Harvey” which appeared in Texas Realtor Magazine in November, 2017. In 2015, he authored and published the article titled “What you need to know about mineral rights” that appeared in the January/February 2-15 issue of Texas Realtor Magazine.
His teaching awards at St. Edward’s University include the Outstanding Capstone Instructor 2015, 2013 Hudspeth Award for Innovative Teaching, the 2011 St. Edward’s University Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, and the 2011 Best Adjunct Professor of the Schools of Behavioral and Social Sciences and University Programs.
Additionally, Porter was a 2008 Presidential Award Winner at St. Edward’s, the St. Edward’s Outstanding Masters of Liberal Arts Graduate in 2008, and won the Academic Excellence Award in the Master of Liberal Arts in 2008 also at St. Edward’s for achieving a 4.0 GPA.
He was awarded the Peacemaker Award by the Austin Dispute Resolution Center in 2007.
He was elected and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Austin Board of Realtors in 2007 and also served as a member of the Board or Directors for 7 years.
He authors and teaches several certified professional continuing education courses for the Texas Real Estate Commission, Farm and Ranch for Texas Agents, Water Rights for Texas Agents, Advanced Water Rights for Texas Agents (co-authored with Jason T. Hill, Esq.), Advanced Farm and Ranch for Texas Agents (co-authored with Jason T. Hill, Esq.), Mediate, Arbitrate, Litigate, and Commercial Finance for Agents. His continuing education class Water Rights for Texas Agents won Best Ethics Education Award in the State of Texas in 2008. Mediate, Arbitrate, Litigate won Best Education Award in the State of Texas in 2005.
For further information please visit www.charlesporter.com. 512-627-3793 firstname.lastname@example.org