Law-related classes taught: Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, African American Legal History (colonial and contemporary), Women and the Law.
Law-related scholarly interests: American Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, African American Legal History, Gender and the Law.
The Gatekeepers: Federal District Courts in the Political Process. (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1997).
Civil Liberties and the Constitution: Cases and Commentaries, Vol. II. (8th edition), Lucius J. Barker, Twiley W. Barker, Michael Combs, Kevin L. Lyles, and H.W. Perry, (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1999).
“Presidential Expectations and Judicial Performance Revisited: Law and Politics in the Federal District Courts, 1960-1992.” Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. XXVI, Number 2, Spring 1996, pp. 447-472.
“The Bork Supreme Court Nomination and Black America,” Chapter 6 in Black Americans and the Political System, in Lucius Barker and Mack Jones, (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 3rd ed., 1994), pp. 131-172.
Civil Liberties and the Constitution: Cases and Commentaries. Vol. II (9th edition), Lucius J. Barker, Michael Combs, Kevin L. Lyles (lead author), and H. W. Perry, (Prentice-Hall, coming Fall 2006).
Constitutional Law and the American Political System. Vol. I. Lucius J. Barker, Michael Combs, Kevin Lyles, (Prentice-Hall, in progress).
Thurgood Marshall: A Documentary Biography, Kevin Lyles and Lucius J. Barker, Stanford University Press, coming Spring 2007.
Co-author on Constitutional Law texts with Lucius Barker (Stanford University), Twiley Barker (Howard University, formerly UIC), Michael Combs (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), and H.W. Perry (University of Texas, Austin).
Book working title, African-American Legal History, Cases and Commentary, in progress (three chapters completed).