New Faculty Member, Expert in Urban Complexities, Joins Real Estate Department

Lyndsey Rolheiser has joined the School of Business as an assistant professor of real estate and finance. She previously worked as a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Rolheiser received a Ph.D. in Urban Economics from MIT, where she won an award for outstanding Ph.D. dissertation. A native of Canada, she earned a master’s degree in economics from Simon Fraser University, and a BSc in mathematics from the University of Alberta.

Rolheiser said she chose UConn because the Center for Real Estate and Urban Studies is a highly ranked and regarded for its research, and boasts a friendly, creative and productive faculty that values ‘real world’ impact.

Rolheiser’s research investigates how spatial relationships within communities inform and are informed by the buildings and infrastructure in the neighborhood. Her diverse training in urban and real estate economics, planning, local public finance, and urban policy allows for the exploration of urban complexities using a variety of methodologies and tools—from planning and economic theory to econometric analysis, GIS, and qualitative methods.