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Prof. Scott is Named Endowed Chair in Real Estate Policy

Raj Devasagayam, Ph.D., dean of the Leon Hess Business School (LBHS) announced on Nov. 14 that Robert H. Scott III, Ph.D., has been named the Arthur and Dorothy Greenbaum/Robert Ferguson/NJAR Endowed Chair in Real Estate Policy.

Scott, who is a professor in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Real Estate, began teaching at Monmouth University in 2004, and was promoted to associate professor in 2010, and full professor in 2017.

He has published two books with Palgrave, 23 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 30 additional scholarly artifacts. Scott has received two competitive research grants; the first from the Kauffman Foundation to study startup business financing, and the second in 2018 from New Jersey Realtors-Issues Mobilization Fund to study the effects of student loans on first-time home buyers in New Jersey.

Devasagayam said that Scott’s teaching evaluations are strong and he has contributed significant service to his department, to the Leon Hess Business School, and Monmouth University over the past 18 years.

He also said that examples of Scott’s service includes serving on faculty council, contract bargaining team, presidential search committee, LHBS dean search in 2021, LHBS strategic planning committee and Monmouth University’s most recent strategic planning committee. Scott has also served continuously as faculty advisor to the economics and finance club for a number of years.

The endowed chair was previously held by Peter Reinhart, who also served as the director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute until his retirement in 2020.