Dr. Joseph Nicholson

Assistant Professor | Accounting & Finance | Feliciano School of Business


Telephone: 9736557514

Office: Feliciano School of Business, 356


Dr. Nicholson joins the School of Business as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance after completing his Ph.D. in Real Estate from the University of Georgia. His research interests are in the areas of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), real estate finance, gentrification and urban economics. He has several years of experience in both finance as an Institutional Bond Analyst and real estate as a Project Manager. Dr. Nicholson has successfully taught numerous real estate courses at Georgia, one of the top real estate programs in the country, over the past few years.

Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Real Estate Fincne
Urban Economics
Fixed-Income Investments


  • Ph D, Business Administration, 2013, University of Georgia
  • MBA, Finance, 2005, University of Memphis
  • BS, Business Administration, 2001, University of Tennessee

Refereed Publications

  • Nicholson R. J., (2017). Real Estate Mutual Funds: Efficiency In The Post-Liquidity Crisis Era. . Journal of Business and Economic Research.15 (3). (pp. 25-32).
  • Nicholson R. J., (2017). Measurements in Real Estate Assesment of Learning. . American Journal of Business Education.10 (4). (pp. 8-15).
  • Lohrey L. P., DiGabriele A. J., Nicholson R. J., (2017). A Risk Assessment of Intangible Asset Valuation: The Post-Hoc Association between Goodwill Impairments and Risk Hazards in Mergers and Acquisitions. West Palm Beach, FL. American Journal of Management.17 (1). (pp. 34-46).
  • DiGabriele A. J., Lohrey L. P., Nicholson R. J., Rodriguez R. C., (2017). A Tax Policy of Applying the “Tax-At-The-Top” Approach to Multinational Corporations.. . Business & Law Journal.2017 (1). (pp. 88-100).
  • Nicholson R. J., (2016). Academic Breifs: Reviews of Real Estate Based Forensic Accounting. . The Value Examiner.10 (6). (pp. 5-6).
  • Nicholson R. J., Zhou J., (2015). Economic Value of Modelling Covariance Asymmetry for Mixed-Asset Portfolio Diversifications. London, England. Economic Modelling.15 (45). (pp. 14-21).
  • Chamblee F. J., Dehring A. C., Depken A. C., Nicholson R. J., (2015). Water Contamination, Land Prices and the Statute of Repose. Tallahassee, FL. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.51 (3). (pp. 30).

Awards and Honors

  • American Real Estate Society Conference Travel Grant, American Real Estate Society (ARES) (2013)
  • American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Conference Travel Grant, American Real Estate and Urban Ecnomics Association (AREUEA) (2013)
  • Coweeta Long-Term Ecological Research Program Assistantship, University of Georgia (2012)
    Appointed to conduct and publish research on the land pricing impacts of water pollution.
  • Comer Fellowship, University of Georgia (2010)
  • Synovus Summer Research Stipend, University of Georgia (2010)
  • Biscoe Fellowship, University of Georgia (2008)
    Awarded to the top 2 entering Ph.D students every year at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.
  • Etheridge Scholarship, University of Georgia (2008)
  • TVA Investment Challenge 1st Place Team Performance Scholarship, University of Tennessee (2001)
    Awarded for participation on an award-winning, undergraduate equity investment fund that competed against several other southeastern university after winning 1st place based on total returns over a 3 year period.


  • An Analysis of Real Estate Curriculum Requirements at AACSB International-Accredited Institutions
  • Is There a Link Between Traffic Congestion and Gentrification?
  • Real Estate Mutual Fund Efficiency During the Liquidity Crisis
  • REITs, Exogenous Shocks, and the Cost of Signaling
  • Revisiting REIT Elective Stock Dividend Issuance
  • RIETs Post-Crisis: Cash-Flow Retention and Efficiency
  • The Impact of Professional Sports Stadium Abandonment on Surrounding Neighborhoods
  • The Spatial Effects of Traffic Congestion