Ronald Rutherford

Ronald Rutherford

Professor, Lykes Chairholder
Room: BSN 3112
Phone: (813) 974-3629
Fax: (813) 974-3084

Ronald Rutherford, a professor in the Finance Department, holds the Lykes Chair in Finance and Sustainability in the College of Business and spearheads the Master of Science in Real Estate Program. His teaching interests include real estate finance, corporate finance, capital budgeting/valuation, real estate principles, real estate investments, and financial modeling.

Rutherford, who was ranked as the 22nd leading real estate researcher in the world by the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, has published more than 40 research articles during his career. His research productivity also ranked #6 among the top 50 authors publishing in core real estate, according to the Journal of Real Estate Literature. He has published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Research, among others.

Rutherford holds five degrees: a PhD in real estate and an MBA from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Arizona, and a master's in psychology and bachelor's in philosophy from Valdosta State College. He previously held the E.J. Burke, Jr. Endowed Chair at the University of Texas, San Antonio and has taught at the University of Texas, Arlington and Georgia Southern University.


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