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Elaine Worzala

Elaine Marie Worzala


Phone: 18583532067


 Educational Background

    Ph.D, Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
    University of Wisconsin-Madison 1992

    MS Real Estate
    University of Wisconsin-Madison 1986

    BBA Marketing
    University of Wisconsin-Madison 1984

Courses Taught

  • Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Market Analysis


Dr. Elaine Worzala, CRE, FRICS is a visiting professor at Clemson University. She progressively earned all of her degrees (BBA, MS, PhD) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most recently she was the Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar and Chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University. She has also taught at College of Charleston, Johns Hopkins, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, University of Connecticut and Colorado State University. Teaching interests include the real estate process, market analysis, valuation, and investment. She is an active member of academic and professional organizations and believes strongly in bringing relevancy to her classroom. She has published over 130 publications that are found in a variety of outlets including mainstream real estate academic journals, industry-based publications and other media. She is Academic Associate Editor of Real Estate Issues published by the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and is currently co-editor of a three series volume on real estate education entitled The Future of Real Estate Education. She is Chair of the James R. Webb American Real Estate Society Foundation and on the board of numerous national and regional organizations. She was named a 2023 Fellow of the Real Estate Research Institute.

Research Interests

  • Valuation, investment, proptech, education, institutional investment management
Faculty Profile
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business | 343 Chandler L. Burns Hall, Clemson, S.C. 29634