Academic Faculty

We believe that practicing graduate students are best served by faculty who are experienced practitioners as well as effective communicators, coaches and mentors. Our faculty members are not only highly qualified, they are also highly effective teachers. Faculty members are focused on effective course management, are good facilitators of student learning, and have a strong desire to help students meet real-world standards of excellence. The University works extensively with faculty, preparing them to teach and supporting their ongoing pursuit of educational excellence.  To this end, our faculty comprises primarily of practicing professionals who are academically qualified and committed to excellence in teaching.

To support its practitioner faculty, REALTOR® University employs a core of academically and professionally qualified academic staff. In addition to teaching, faculty are engaged in REALTOR® University service and program development.

Visiting Professor

Danielle Babb, Ph.D.

Information Systems, Organization and Management

BS – University of California
MBA – University of Redlands
Ph.D. – Capella University

J. Dale Carlton, Jr., JD

Real Estate Law Brokerage Management

BA – Ouachita Baptist University
JD – University of Arkansas

Ginnie Gardiner, Ph.D.

Real Estate Finance

BSBA – University of Southern Mississippi
MBA – University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D. – University of Georgia

Dawn M. Kennedy, Ph.D.

Real Estate Association Management

AAS – University of Wisconsin – Platteville
BSBA – University of Wisconsin – Platteville
MS – University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Ph.D. – Capella University

Sam Martin, Ph.D.

Real Estate Appraisal & Valuation

B.Sc. – Loyola University
MA – University of Illinois
Ph.D. – Walden University

Danette O’Neal, Ph.D.


BA – Louisiana State University
MA – Southern New Hampshire University
MPA – Walden University
Ph.D. – Walden University

Stephen E. Roulac, JD, Ph.D.

Real Estate Strategy

BA – Pomana College
MBA – Harvard University
JD – University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. – Stanford University

Margot B. Weinstein, Ed.D.

Real Estate Marketing

BSBA – National Louis University
MAEd – National Louis University
MA – National Louis University
Ed.D. – Northern Illinois University

Visiting Associate Professor

Robert S. Blanchard, JD

Real Estate Investment

BS – University of Minnesota
JD – William Mitchell College of Law

Robert S. Bloom, Ph.D.

Real Estate Brokerage

BA – Penn State University
M.Ed. – University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. – Ohio State University

Ronald L. Gjerde, JD

Real Estate Asset & Property Management

BS – Illinois State University
JD – University of Illinois

Robert Pennick, Ph.D.

Real Estate Marketing/Urban Studies

BS – Loyola University
MBA – Loyola University
MEd – Our Lady of Holy Cross College
MS – University of New Orleans
PhD – University of New Orleans

Debbie Phillips, Ph.D.

Real Estate Asset & Property Management

BS – University of Georgia
MS – University of Georgia
Ph.D. – Georgia Institute of Technology

Kathleen M. Sullivan, Ed.D.

Real Estate Brokerage and Research

BS – State College of Lowell
M.Ed. – Lesley University
Ed.D. – Nova Southeastern University

Grant Ian Thrall, Ph.D.

Geographic Information Systems

BA – Ohio State University
MA – Ohio State University
Ph.D. – Ohio State University

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ronald H. Bordelon

Real Estate & Property Management

BS – Thomas Edison State College
MS – Villanova University
Ph.D. – Indiana Institute of Technology (expected)

Nancy J. Erickson

Business Communication

BA – Bradley University
MBA – Loyola University

Robert Nahigian

Commercial Real Estate

BA – Lehigh University
MS – Columbia University

Ramon J. Venero

Real Estate Asset & Property Management

BA – Rutgers University
MBA – Fairleigh Dickerson University
MA – Marymount University
DBA – Nova Southeastern University (expected)