Dr. J. Rody Borg

Dr. J. Rody Borg  

Professor of Economics

P: 904-256-7464
​ E: rborg@ju.edu

CV: Dr. J. Rody Borg.docx

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 - 2014

Director Accelerated Degree Program, Jacksonville University, 2008 – 2011

Interim Dean, Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University

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.