James (Jim) Conklin
Real Estate Program

Assistant Professor

A423 Moore-Rooker Hall
610 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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James Conklin is an assistant professor of real estate at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Dr. Conklin has a Ph.D. in business administration with a concentration in real estate and a minor in finance from Penn State University. Before earning his Ph.D., Dr. Conklin worked in the mortgage industry, holding various management positions. Dr. Conklin’s research and teaching interests include real estate markets, mortgage markets and institutions, real estate finance and financial literacy. Dr. Conklin’s current research focuses on mortgage broker, lender, and borrower behavior in the subprime mortgage market.


PhD, Finance, Real Estate, Pennsylvania State University, 2014

BSBA, Finance & M.I.S., University of Delaware, 2002

Prior Professional Positions

Coast to Coast Mortgage, Inc., Vice President, 2005 to 2008

Coast to Coast Mortgage, Inc., Manager, 2004 to 2005

Coast to Coast Mortgage, Inc., Loan Officer, 2002 to 2003

Research Interests

  • Real Estate Economics & Finance
  • Mortgages
  • Financial Intermediation

Selected Publications

Journal Articles