Jack A. Chambless is a professor of economics and professional speaker. He has received numerous teaching awards from Valencia College, The University of Texas, and North Carolina State University. In addition to teaching Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, he has also taught honors courses in economics, two online courses, and special topics courses entitled “Applied Microeconomics” and “Oil, Economics and Terrorism.” He has also worked as a professional sports agent and as an energy economist for the Sarkeys Energy Center at The University of Oklahoma and the Research Triangle Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A graduate of The University of Oklahoma and North Carolina State University, his ﬁelds of specialization include the political economy, labor economics, energy economics, and industrial organization.
He has a monthly column in The Orlando Sentinel and has had his work published in The Wall Street Journal, The University of Miami Law Review, The Public Utilities Fortnightly, The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Herald, and many other domestic publications. His work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Reason Magazine, The Foreign Press Review, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, The Detroit News, The British Caledonian Press, and many other foreign and domestic publications.
In addition to teaching, Professor Chambless speaks frequently around the United States on the Economics of Liberty. He has lectured at the Foundation for Economic Education in New York, Florida and South Carolina, The Young America’s Foundation Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, The Florida Libertarian Convention, Penn State University, Rollins College, Georgia State University, and many home-schooled conventions. He has appeared on national television and radio broadcasts including CNBC’s Inside Opinion, FoxNews Europe and Your World with Neal Cavuto (FoxNews), The Neal Boortz Show, the BBC, National Public Radio, and The Jim Hightower Show.
He is also currently serving as a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute – a think tank in Chicago, Illinois and is a Senior Fellow for the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, Florida. Professor Chambless enjoys hiking and canoeing in the Northwestern United States, Minnesota, and Canada, photography, and coaching high school baseball in Central Florida.