Faculty and Staff
Interim Director, UC Real Estate Center, Associate Professor of Real Estate
Michael Eriksen is an Associate Professor of Real Estate at the University of Cincinnati and Interim Director of the UC Real Estate Center. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Biology from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University. He was previously on the faculty at the University of Georgia and Texas Tech University.
Dr. Eriksen’s research focuses on low-income housing markets, and he has worked on projects concerning the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, housing vouchers, home safety modifications, and homeownership assistance grants. That research has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Urban Economics, and Real Estate Economics. His work on fall prevention among the elderly won the 2014 Best Paper on Senior Housing Award sponsored by the National Investment Center for Senior Housing.
Michael is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) and Co-Chair of the Association’s 2019 and 2010 National Conference. He has also received financial support for his research from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His research has also been featured or referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Frontline, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Money Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Moneywatch. He has also presented his research at the Congressional Budget Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Government Accountability Office, Urban Institute, American Enterprise Institute, AARP Foundation, and Fannie Mae.
Megan Meyer is the Associate Director of the University of Cincinnati Real Estate Center and an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate. As the Associate Director, Megan is responsible for managing and directing program promotion and development; community, alumni, and business relations; educational enrichment; and student recruitment/placement. Megan also teaches a Real Estate Principles Course in the Lindner College of Business.
Megan has gained expertise in data/policy analysis as well as innovative financing solutions for real estate development projects in Cincinnati at a time of peak population and investment growth. Prior to joining the Center, Megan was the Special Assistant to the Director of the City of Cincinnati Department of Community and Economic Development. Megan provided complex advisement to the Director running a $46 million department in a fast-paced, high-stakes, deal making environment. Along with providing support and oversight to over 75 staff members, Megan enhanced DCED’s reputation by cultivating and sustaining C-Suite level relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Megan holds a Master’s Degree in Community Planning (MCP) with a specialization in economic development from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning along with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Historic Preservation/Urban Planning from the College of Charleston.
Jessica is the Lindner Career Services advisor to Real Estate students. She works directly with employers to help source students to fit their talent needs. Prior to joining the University of Cincinnati, she worked at Miami University and Wright State University, where she instructed career success classes, helped students secure internships, co-ops, and full-time employment, and developed relationships with employers. She completed her master’s degree at Bowling Green State University in College Student Personnel. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Political Science and Communication.