Director of Accelerated Degree Program and Professor of Economics
Dr. Rody Borg is Professor of Economics at Jacksonville University having joined the faculty in the fall of 1984. Dr. Borg was named Jacksonville University Professor of the Year for 2006. Dr. Borg received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986. Previously in 1976 Dr. Borg had been awarded his BA degree from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Al. with majors in Economics and History. In graduate school Dr. Borg specialized in Economic History, Industrial Organization and Labor Economics. Dr. Borg’s dissertation was entitled “Merger Participation and the Return to the Stockholders of Acquiring Firms: 1905-1930”.
Dr. Borg has published several papers in scholarly journals on mergers and acquisitions, teaching and critical thinking. His current research interests are focused on public policy aspects of state lotteries focusing on their benefit and tax incidence and the migration of college students. Additionally Dr. Borg is engaged in research examining the role of location and socioeconomic characteristics in explaining voter preferences on specific referendum issues. Dr. Borg is widely respected in Northeast Florida as an expert in forensic economics in litigation matters. Dr. Borg has and continues to be called upon to testify in circuit and federal court in both Florida and Georgia.
Dr. Borg is married and has three daughters. Rebecca who is a junior in college, Kellie who is a senior at Stanton High School, and Christina who is a seventh grader at LaVilla School for the Arts. Besides performing the usual duties of a father, Dr. Borg enjoys woodworking and watching football and collegiate wrestling. He is a huge roller coaster fan. He loves to fish and will fish for almost anything, anytime, anywhere.