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John E. Williams is a highly accomplished academic and finance professional, currently serving as the Emeritus Mills Lane Professor of Finance and Dean of Business/Economics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.
He has an impressive educational background, including a BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College, a BBA in Accounting/Information Systems, an MBA in Finance, and a PhD in Land Economics/Finance from Georgia State University. In addition to his formal education, he has completed post-doctoral work at MIT, NYU, and the Wiemer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate/Land Economics, where he is a Homer Hoyt Fellow and a former member of the Wiemer School faculty. Dr. Williams is also a member of the Georgia State University Emeritus Foundation Board.Dr. Williams’ primary research focus is on “Land Economics” and he has published numerous manuscripts on a range of topics, including Mortgage Finance, Portfolio Management, Tenure Choice, International and Domestic Real Estate Portfolio Diversification, Real Estate Investment Software, Real Estate Investment Casebook, and Real Estate Software User’s Guide. His research includes the application of modern portfolio theory to economic base analysis, inner-city real estate markets, demographic inversion, and mortgage market efficiency.
Dr. Williams is also an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Real Estate Society, where he served as President and authored its Code of Ethics. He is also a Review Editor for the Appraisal Institute, Past Member of the Board of Directors of AACSB International, and a member of the European Real Estate Society and co-founder of the African Real Estate Society. Additionally, he holds memberships in the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, American and Southern Finance Associations, Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
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