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Visiting Professor

Phillip Kolbe

The University of Texas at El Paso

Phill Kolbe is a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and Professor Emeritus of Finance and Real Estate at the University of Memphis. Dr. Kolbe received his BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served as a Southeast Asia area specialist and special operations officer. His MA and PhD are from the University of Arizona. He has taught for more than 30 years, starting while he was the president of a real estate research corporation and CEO of a market research firm. Dr. Kolbe has twice received the Distinguished Teaching Award and was the first recipient of the Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award and the Palmer Professorship in Teaching Award. In total, he has received ten teaching awards during his academic career. Dr. Kolbe has traveled to over 100 countries and taught executives in France and Switzerland. He has done missionary work in the Congo, Zambia, India, and Nicaragua. He serves as a consultant to a wide variety of companies including as an expert witness and has published numerous articles and several books on real estate and investing. Dr. Kolbe was a faculty member on the Spring 2010 and Fall 2011 Voyages.