Teaching Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Wayne Archer, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, Warrington College of Business Administration; Executive Director, Bergstrom Center For Real Estate Studies; First Union Faculty Fellow. Ph.D. Indiana University 1974, M.S. Wichita State University 1968, B.A. Westmar College 1963.

Courses Taught: REE 6045 - Introduction to Real Estate, REE 6208 - Secondary Mortgage Markets and Securitization, and REE 6948 - Capstone Seminar and Applied Project.

David C. Ling, Ph.D.

McGurn Professor of Real Estate, Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, Warrington College of Business Administration; Director, Master of Science - Real Estate Program (MSRE). Ph.D. Ohio State University 1984, MBA Ohio State University 1977.

Courses Taught: REE 6045 - Introduction to Real Estate, and REE 6395 - Investment Property Analysis.

Kent Malone, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Master's degrees from the School of Business (MSRE) and the School of Design, Construction and Planning (MSBC).

Courses Taught: REE 3043 - Real Estate Analysis; REE 4303 - Real Estate Investment Decision Making; REE 6930 - Construction Methods and Materials; and FREC Course I - the online real estate pre-licensing course.

Adjunct Faculty

Don Emerson, Jr., MAI, SRA

B.S.B.A. University of Florida 1975, M.A. University of Florida 1979.

Mr. Emerson serves as Chief Appraiser and President of Emerson Appraisal Company, Inc. He has been in the commercial real estate appraisal business in Florida since 1974 and has a wide range of experience in all types of retail, office, industrial, apartment, agricultural and special use properties. Mr. Emerson is also a national instructor for the Appraisal Institute and regularly teaches the advanced appraisal courses and various seminars throughout the United States. His specialty areas include commercial real estate consulting, appraisal review, litigation appraisal and income property analysis with complicated cash flow problems and/or issues.

Courses Taught: REE 6105 – Real Estate Appraisal

Melissa Murphy

B.S., Florida State University, J.D., University of Florida, Partner with Salter Feiber, P. A., specializing in commercial and residential real estate transactions, title examination and insurance; general representation of real property owners. Ms. Murphy is also a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Attorneys.

Courses Taught: EE 6930 - Real Estate Law

Gary Ralston

Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, SRS, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX is a managing partner of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty, LLC. He is a recognized subject matter expert on retail and commercial properties. His consulting assignments include handling Florida REO properties for one of the nation’s largest special servicers of small commercial loans. He also serves as a principal of a retail build-to-suit development and investment company.


College Info

Warrington College of Business Administration
100 BRY
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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