Faculty Profile for Mr. Christopher Philip Guzelian

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Mr. Christopher Philip Guzelian
Assistant Professor — Finance & Economics
MCOY 504
phone: (512) 245-3910

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Professor Guzelian has worked professionally as a tenured business, constitutional, and criminal law professor, deputy district attorney, military intelligence analyst (civilian), U.S. bankruptcy court staff attorney, general counsel of a veteran-owned business (for a decade), and Dean of the only accredited Orthodox Christian university (University of St. Katherine). He externed as a water resources economist.

Teaching Interests

American constitutional business law, Law & Economics, Sustainable Development, Business Associations and Government Regulation

Research Interests

American constitutional money law, money laws and policies of antiquity, debtor-creditor law, evidence law, national security law, legal risk management, First Amendment freedoms.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Guzelian, C. P. (2023). Dollars That Devalue are Unconstitutional. St. Mary’s Law Journal, 54(1), 85–152.
  • Guzelian, C. P. (2020, July). Can the Penalties for Treason Co-Exist with the Concept of Private Property? A Book Review of Charles Yorke’s “Some Considerations on the Law of Forfeiture, for High Treason.” Texas A&M Journal of Property Law. Fort Worth, TX: Texas A&M Law School.
  • Guzelian, C. P. (2019). The Dollar’s Deadly Laws That Cause Poverty and Destroy the Environment. Nebraska Law Review, 98(1), 56–108.
  • Guzelian, C. P. (2018). Silver: A Morally Good Money. Journal of Market Processes, 15, 213–236.
  • Guzelian, C. P. (2008). Scientific Speech. Iowa Law Review, 93, 881–928.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Huber-Hurst Fellow, University of Florida School of Business. November 6, 2019 - January 19, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Professor of the Month (January), Texas State University Interfraternity Council. January 1, 2023 - January 31, 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award, Department of Finance and Economics, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University. April 25, 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Professor of the Year (3L), Thomas Jefferson School of Law. 2016 - 2017
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Rhodes Scholarship finalist, Rhodes Committee (State of Colorado). February 1, 2000

Selected Grants

  • Guzelian, Christopher Philip. McCoy Dean's Research Grant, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: 2022, Funded: 2023). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Beta Gamma Sigma Faculty Advisor
March 4, 2022-Present
Pro Bono legal representation of Central Texas residents
December 18, 2019-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Market Processes (Procesos de Mercado)
Undergraduate Advisor
Investment Banking Society
November 10, 2022-August 4, 2023
Business Law Division Faculty Hiring Committee
September 1, 2021-December 31, 2021