Michael Seiler is a Professor of Real Estate and Finance, and an internationally recognized behavioral real estate researcher. He has published over 100 research studies, has written several books, and serves as the editor of Real Estate Finance (REF) and the co-editor of Journal of Real Estate Literature (JREL). In 2009, he received the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, a national recognition for making significant contributions in his field. More recently, his work on strategic mortgage default and foreclosure contagion was awarded the Governor's Technology Award in the area of Modeling & Simulation. Before joining the Mason School, he taught at Old Dominion University, Johns Hopkins University, and Hawaii Pacific University.