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USM’s Goodwin Appointed Publications Director of American Real Estate Society

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:15am

Dr. Kimberly GoodwinThe American Real Estate Society (ARES) has appointed Dr. Kimberly Goodwin, Professor of Finance at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), to a five-year term as Director of Publications beginning this year.

ARES, at the forefront of global thought leadership in real estate and the largest association of real estate academics and industry researchers and thought leaders, enters its 37th year with more than 1,400 faculty, industry and student members.

As Publications Director, Dr. Goodwin will oversee the six scholarly journals published by the American Real Estate Society, including the Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Housing Research, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, and the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate.

“The Director of Publications position plays a key strategic role in real estate research in working with ARES Journal editors, academic, and industry to insure high quality, relevant scholarship,” said David Funk, Executive Director of ARES. Goodwin takes over from Dr. Ken Johnson, professor and associate dean at Florida Atlantic University, who served a five-year term as Publications Director.

“Dr. Goodwin brings a unique blend of publication, research, and technology expertise to the role of Publications Director,” said Johnson, adding “her background and leadership will increase the reach and visibility of the quality research in all ARES publications.”

Goodwin graduated from the University of Alabama with a Ph.D. in finance before accepting a position with USM, where she is currently a Full Professor of Finance, the Director of the School of Finance, and the Parham Bridges Endowed Professor of Real Estate. Dr. Goodwin has received several research awards and published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics as well as multiple ARES journals. She currently serves on the editorial team for the Journal of Housing Research.

“I am excited for the opportunity to influence thought leadership in such a meaningful way,” says Goodwin. “As Publications Director, I want to ensure that ARES continues to publish high quality research and that our authors attain the greatest reach and impact possible for their work.”

About the American Real Estate Society
Founded in 1985, the American Real Estate Society (ARES) is the largest association of global thought leaders for the academic and professional real estate discipline.  Publisher of six scholarly real estate journals, most in the field, ARES is dedicated to building a bridge between academia and industry and advancing real estate research into practice.   Real estate academics, industry researchers, high-level practicing real estate professionals, and thought leaders convene for the first-ever virtual annual conference this year on March 17-20, 2021. For more information on ARES visit