Herbert Fain


Professor of Legal and Social Ethics & Church and Community Liaison

J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law
M.Div. and D.Min. from Houston Graduate School of Theology

About Dr. Fain

Herbert Fain is the Professor of Legal and Social Ethics at Houston Graduate School of Theology. He is a recipient of a 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 a Masters 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).

Contact Information

Email: hfain@hgst.edu
Phone: 713-942-9505 ext. 213
Website: Master’s Course Page