Charles E. Gilliland

Clinical Professor 
Research Economist
Helen and O.N. Mitchell, Jr. Faculty Fellow in Real Estate


Dr. Charles Gilliland, a native of Colorado, grew up on a cattle ranch and graduated from Regis College in Denver, Colorado with an A.B. degree. After a stint as office manager and assistant assessor of the Hidalgo and Cameron Counties Water Control and Improvement District Number 9, an 80,000 acre irrigation district in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Gilliland earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University. During that time Dr. Gilliland served as chief deputy appraiser with A&M Consolidated Independent School District in College Station. Dr. Gilliland currently holds an appointment as a Research Economist with the Real Estate Center in the Mays School and an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. In addition, Dr. Gilliland is Helen and O.N. Mitchell Fellow of Real Estate and a Clinical Professor of Finance teaching real estate investment analysis for the Master of Real Estate program in the Mays School at Texas A&M University.

At the Center, Dr. Gilliland concentrates on research of appraisal issues, development issues, property rights, rural land markets, property taxation, water marketing, and associated issues. Dr. Gilliland has contributed expert testimony before the United States Senate, Texas Senate, and Texas House of Representatives. He has an extensive publication record and has provided consulting services for the following:

King Ranch, Inc. — Houston, Texas

Santa Fe Ranch – Edinburg, Texas

Valero Energy Corporation — San Antonio, Texas

Office of the Inspector General — US Department of Agriculture Washington DC

United States Forest Service — US Department of Agriculture Washington DC

Kleberg and Head, LLP — Corpus Christi, Texas

Center for Executive Development — Texas A&M University

Farm Credit Bank of Texas — Austin Texas

Institute for Professionals in Taxation — Atlanta, Georgia

Realtors Land Institute — Chicago, Illinois

Southwestern Appraisal Company — Austin, Texas

State Property Tax Board — Austin, Texas

Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals — Austin, Texas

Wichita State University — Wichita, Kansas