Davis College of Business at Jacksonville University

Faculty & Research

Dr. J. Rody Borg

AACSBAACSB Accreditation

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. 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, Kellie, and Christina.

Ph.D., Economics, 1986, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Economics, History, 1976, Huntingdon College 
Academic Experience
Chair Department of Economics, Jacksonville University, 2013 - present
Director Accelerated Degree Program, Jacksonville University, 2008 – 2011
Interim Dean, Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University,  2007 - 2008
Director, Jacksonville University Center for American Free Enterprise. 1999 - 2001
Director, Florida Business Challenge, Davis College of Business, 2003 - 2004
Director, Executive Development and Training Programs, Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University, 2001
Member of Davis College of Business Leadership Team, 1999 - 2004
MBA Program Director, Jacksonville University, 1987 - 1990
Professor of Economics, Jacksonville University, 1994 – present
Associate Professor of Economics (Tenured), Jacksonville University, 1990 - 1994 Assistant Professor of Economics, Jacksonville University, 1986 – 1990
Instructor of Economics, Jacksonville University, 1984 – 1986
Visiting Instructor, Wake Forest University, 1983 - 1984
Visiting Instructor, North Carolina State University, 1980 - 1983
Recent Scholarship & Research
“Voter Characteristics and Distance in Electorate Voting Patterns: The Case of Cecil Field NAS”, with Colleen Powell (JU graduate) and Dr. Barry Thornton, (scheduled) Eastern Economic Association Meetings, Boston, MA, March 9, 2008.
“The Reverse Robin Hood Effect: The Distribution of Net Benefits From the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship,” Dr. Mary O. Borg, UNF, Southern Economic Association Meetings, November, 2005.
"Student Topic Introductions: Attitudes Toward and Learning of Economics", Southern Economic Association Meetings, November, 1999.
Personal Interests
Woodworking, Watching Football, Collegiate Wrestling. He is a huge roller coaster fan. He loves to fish and will fish for almost anything, anytime, anywhere.