Lynn Fisher to Join MIT Real Estate Faculty
Lynn Fisher, who currently teaches real estate finance and investments at Washington State University, will join the Department of Urban Studies and Planning as an Assistant Professor of Real Estate beginning in the summer term. Dr. Fisher earned her PhD at Pennsylvania State University where she was a research assistant to Professor Austin Jaffe, a well-known expert in property rights and real estate financial analysis. Fisher’s research reflects broad interests and includes publications in the areas of finance, housing economics and brokerage agency.
Center for Real Estate Chairman John Riordan said that her appointment was an "exciting turn of events" for the Center which "expands the faculty and brings youth and energy to the program." Center Director Designate, Professor David Geltner, who headed up the faculty search committee noted that an important requirement for an effective real estate scholar and teacher is the "ability to think practically, to be concerned about making a productive impact in the real world, and to communicate ideas effectively to non-academic audiences in the business community." Dr. Fisher has significant strengths in those areas.
In addition to Dr. Fisher's teaching experience at Washington State, and at Pennsylvania State, she has also done research at the World Bank and worked for an insurance company as a branch manager. A Virginia native, she will be moving to the Boston area this summer after her commitments in Pullman are complete.