dr. donald r. epley

dr. donald r. epley
Director
Donald R. Epley, Ph.D., CCIM, MAI, is the distinguished professor of real estate and the current director of the Mitchell College of Business Center For Real Estate Studies and Economic Development. He has authored and coauthored eight textbooks over 25 years and approximately 90 referred journal articles. He was the editor of the Journal of Real Estate Research, served on the editorial board since its creation and was the guest editor for a special issue on mortgage markets. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education.

Mr. Tom Oldweiler, Esq.

Mr. Tom Oldweiler, Esq.
Mr. Oldweiler is a graduate of Duke University (AB) and Vanderbilt School of Law (JD). Mr. Oldweiler is one of the leading practitioners of real estate law in Mobile and a partner in Armbrecht Jackson LLP, one of Mobile's leading law firms.

When Mr. Oldweiler achieved the top peer rating level in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory in 1996, he was believed to be the youngest lawyer in Alabama rated at the highest level. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America guide in the Financial Institutions Law area.

Ms. Jo Ann Bingel

Ms. Jo Ann Bingel
Ms. Bingel has held a real estate broker's license since 1987. Throughout her real estate career, she was a multi-million dollar producer, owned and managed a real estate agency in the St. Louis metropolitan area, invested in several real estate ventures, and served for several years on the board of directors for both the St. Louis Association of REALTORS® as well as the Missouri Association of REALTORS®. In addition, Ms. Bingel served as a docket investigator for the St. Louis Association of REALTORS® Grievance Committee and was a panel member for the St. Louis Association's Ethics and Professional Standards Committee.

She is a graduate of the Realtor Institute of Missouri (residential and commercial/investment) and successfully completed the requirements to earn the designation of Certified Residential Specialist. She is an approved prelicensing instructor for the Alabama Real Estate Commission. Qualified in a variety of disciplines, Ms. Bingel has been teaching and developing professional curriculum at several colleges and universities since 1991. She attended Webster University earning a Master of Arts degree in business management.

Mr. Reid Cummings

Mr. Reid Cummings
J. Reid Cummings is President of The Cummings Company and The Chamberlin Company in Mobile, Alabama. Since 1982, he has been active in the real estate development, brokerage, leasing, management, mortgage, and construction industries. He earned a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA, with honors, from the University of Mobile. Commercial developments throughout the United States include projects for Federal Express, Radio Shack, Rave Theatres, Ruby Tuesdays and ONeill Theatres. Other development projects in the Southeast include apartments, waterfront condominium and marina complexes, patio homes, golf course communities, and estate lot neighborhoods. He is licensed in Alabama and Louisiana, and holds the CSM, CCIM, RML, ALC, and CRB professional designations. He has held board and executive leadership positions with the Mobile Area, and Alabama Associations of Realtors. He served as President of MAAR in 2000, and was named Realtor of the Year in 2001. Reid is a graduate of Leadership Mobile and The Buckley School for Public Speaking. He was a member of the City of Mobile Board of Zoning Adjustment for 12 years, serving as Chairman for 8 years. He is currently a Land Commissioner for the Probate and Circuit Courts of Mobile County. In 2011, he was appointed to the Alabama Real Estate Commission for the 1st Congressional District of Alabama by Honorable Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama.

Mr. Duane A. Graham

Mr. Duane A. Graham
Mr. Graham was born in Mobile, Ala., on Feb 18, 1959. He received his B.A. degree in 1981 and his J.D. degree in 1984 from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, and was editor in chief of the Alabama Law Review during 1983–1984. Mr. Graham was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1984 and served as chairman of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section in 1996. He is a member of the U.S. Oil & Gas Association/Alabama-Mississippi Division. He has served on the boards of various local and civic bodies, including as vice chairman of the board for Wilmer Hall Children's Home and president of Mobile Opera. His practice has been concentrated in the areas of real estate; trust and estate; and oil, gas, and natural resources, including mineral title and administrative matters; royalty and contractual litigation; and oil and gas severance tax. Mr. Graham currently serves as a temporary judge of probate for the Probate Court of Mobile County.

Dr. Mohan K. Menon

Dr. Mohan K. Menon
Professor and Chair of the Department
Professor Menon served as an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota-TCD prior to joining MCOB in September 1991. He received a BBA from Madurai University, an MBA from the University of Madras and a doctorate from the University of Memphis.

His research interests include e-commerce, international business and marketing, ethics, and logistics. His teaching interests include e-commerce, Internet marketing, international business, international marketing and marketing management. Professor Menon is a member of the International Academy of E-Business, Academy of International Business and Academy of Business Administration. He has presented his research at international, national, and regional meetings of these and other organizations.

His research has been published in Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Applied Business Research, Sports Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of Global Business, Journal of EuroMarketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Teaching International Business, American Business Review, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, etc.