Faculty & Staff Directory

Carey Borkoski, PhD

Assistant Professor

Carey Borkoski, who is teaching in the online EdD program, has a joint appointment at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding relevant learning theory and empirical evidence to inform the use of effective instructional strategies in order to build human capital. Her current research examines the culture around teaching in higher education institutions, particularly research universities. Her EdD dissertation at the School of Education examined faculty participation in service-learning, or lack thereof, and the role of communities of practice in building and strengthening relationships among faculty interested in improving their teaching, and the extent to which these online communities could increase the use of service-learning and other evidence-based pedagogies. Her research also investigates the benefits of service-learning for faculty, students and the community, and considers ways to expand its use in higher education.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

August 2016 Ed.D in Education, Johns Hopkins University
August 2004 Ph.D. in Public Policy, University of Maryland – Baltimore County
May 1999 M.A. in Applied Economics, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
May 1993 B.A. in Economics, Wake Forest University

Significant Course Work
Ed.D.: Disciplinary Approaches to Education, RM1, RM2, Evaluation of Education Policies and Programs and courses in fulfillment of the ELE specialization

SOE Electives: Foundations to Innovation: Adult Learning, Evidence-Based Teaching, Instructional Strategies I

Public Policy: Policy Analysis, Politics and Policy, Advanced Econometrics I and II, Advanced Research Methods, Survey Methods and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Applied Economics: Advanced Microeconomics, Econometrics I, Econometrics II, Applied Microeconomics and Data Analysis and Methods

Significant Computer Skills
Statistical Packages: SAS, STATA, SPSS and Microsoft Excel, also proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Experience working with a variety of data sets including the Current Population Survey, the
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and the National Educational Longitudinal Survey.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

July 1, 2016 – Present Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Professor, School of Education, EdD Program
Research Fellow, Education Policy Institute, School of Education
Service-Learning Research Fellow, SOURCE JHU

July 1, 2016 – Present Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health (Joint Appointment)

January 2013 – Jun 2016 Johns Hopkins University
Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy, Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP)
Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH (1/13-Present)

Administrative Duties
•    Recruitment and marketing activities for the Master in Public Policy (MPP) Program
•    Advise financial office on fiscal matters related to the MPP Program
•    Identify and help fill part-time teaching needs
•    Review and approve international student requests to participate in internships (off campus work)

Teaching Duties
•    Courses: Policy Communications, Policy Analysis in Practice (Policy Methods), Data Analysis (Stata and Service-Learning), Applied Microeconomics for Policymaking, and the MPP First-Year Seminar
•    Developed three new courses for the Health Policy and Management policy sequence including Introduction to Public Policy, Policy Communications I & II, and Policy Analysis in Practice.
•    Data Analysis for Public Policy is a multi-term course that integrates service-learning in the course curriculum. Students work with a Baltimore Community Based Organization (CBO) on a project created by the CBO and me.
•    Serve as faculty mentor for students’ independent study projects

Student Advising
•    Act as primary advisor to first year MPP students.
Conduct individual meetings to initiate conversation about their academic and professional plans for their time in the program.
Work with each student on a Goals Analysis Exercise to better articulate these goals and devise a plan to reach these identified goals.
Assist first-year students with identifying internship and other part-time work opportunities.
•    Assist second year students with employment searches.
Review resumes and cover letters.
Write recommendation letters.
Provide general guidance through the employment process.
•    Mentor and advise doctoral students in the EdD program at the JHU School of Education (SOE).
Work closely with two mentees from the 2014 Cohort on problem development, needs assessment, and other matters that arise
Serving on two doctoral committees
Regularly advise, mentor, and work closely with various EdD and MEHP students on their coursework, capstone projects, dissertations, and various methods-related topics.

Lead Admissions Committee Work
•    Organize and manage incoming applications
•    Complete first-reads of every completed application
•    Manage logistics related to admissions committee meetings and review of applications
•    Recommend final list of applicants for admission and scholarship levels

MPP Program Representative
•    Member of HPM APAC Committee
•    Represent MPP at school-wide meeting of academic program directors

October 2007 – December 2012 Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy, Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP)
Instructor, Dept. of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH (7/09-12/12)

Administrative Duties
•    Reviewed and approve international student requests to participate in internships (off campus work).
•    Managed and update the IPS/MPP website
•    Advised financial office on fiscal matters related to the MPP Program
•    Identified and help fill part-time teaching needs

Teaching Duties
•    JHSPH Courses: Data Analysis (Stata and Service-Learning), Applied Microeconomics for Policymaking, and the MPP First-Year Seminar
•    Served as faculty advisor for graduate student theses.

Student Advising
•    Acted as primary advisor to first year students.
Conducted individual meetings to initiate conversation about their academic and professional plans for their time in the program.
Worked with each student on a Goals Analysis Exercise to better articulate these goals and devise a plan to reach these identified goals.
Assisted first-year students with identifying internships and other part-time work opportunities
•    Assisted second year students with employment search.
Reviewed resumes and cover letters.
Wrote recommendation letters.
Provided general guidance through the employment process.

Lead Admissions Committee Work
•    Organized and managed incoming applications
•    Completed first-reads of every completed application.
•    Managed logistics related to admissions committee meetings and review of applications.
•    Recommended final list of applicants for admission and scholarship levels.

January 2014 – June 2016 Johns Hopkins University
Part-time faculty, School of Education

Teaching Duties
•    Applied Statistics (MEHP)
•    Educational Research (MEHP)
•    Research Methods I & II (Ed.D.)
•    Disciplinary Approaches to Education (Ed.D.)

Student Advising
•    Mentoring several students on problem of practice development, the needs assessment process, and various methods-related topics and questions;
•    Serving on multiple doctoral committees for the 2014 Cohort; and
•    Meeting regularly with a number of students from the different cohorts to help answer questions about the program including courses, proposal defense prep, and comps as well as more specific questions regarding their own work in the courses and program.

November 2009-2012 Johns Hopkins University
Professional Faculty, Carey Business School

Taught courses in Business Statistics for undergraduate students.

August 2007 – Present Anne Arundel Community College
Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Taught sections of Business Statistics and Introduction to Business to first and second year students majoring in accounting, economics and other disciplines related to business administration.

December 2005 – October 2007 Regal Decision Systems, Inc.
Program Manager – CanSim™
Worked with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) REGAL developed CanSim™ to analyze the processing of commercial vehicle, traveler, bus and pedestrian traffic entering Canada at land border stations in support of the Smart Border Declaration. Our current contract includes software upgrades, continued help desk support and the addition of eight port configuration layouts to the CanSim™ model. To add the layouts a REGAL team will be deployed to collect and analyze data as well as create and test the port configurations.

Responsibilities included managing budgets, contracts and team workloads and schedules.  Supervised and oversee the work of the software development and data collection teams.  Provided excellent customer service to clients through frequent contacts and assessment of services delivered.

Program Manager/Senior Analyst – TSA Staffing Model
For this project, REGAL developed a simulation model to determine staffing requirements for screening passengers and baggage at all U.S. airports while minimizing inconveniences to the traveling public. This complex model relies on a variety of elements including, flight schedules (OAG), passenger arrival distributions, percent originating passengers, baggage and other vital information to recreate anticipated conditions at the airport. With this data, the TSA Staffing Model provides passenger demand output that can be used to generate weekly scheduling at the airports.  Responsibilities include managing budgets and team workloads, writing proposals and contracts related to the REGAL contract with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Other responsibilities included conducting performance reviews, establishing performance standards. Assisted with the development of a software manual and training curriculum. Supervised a team that included technical and professional staff.  Provided excellent customer service to clients through frequent visits and discussions of client needs.

Other Duties

  • Lead proposal writer and editor.
  • Drafted and finalize revised REGAL business plan and marketing plans for various REGAL products and services.
  • Acted as education liaison for Regal’s evacuation planning software, SafePlan.
  • Assisted with marketing initiatives related to emergency management/planning software and training.

May 2004 – June 2007 Anne Arundel Community College
Associate Professor of Economics

Taught courses in Business Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Economic Problems. Advised students on course selection, transfer options and career decision-making.  Served as Chair of the Academic Standards Committee and member for two years.  Committee determined academic policies and standards, assessed academic credentials and reviewed course curriculum from other institutions.  Advised Vice President on curriculum changes to improve delivery of online courses. Adapted learning outcome assessment tool to enhance department courses.  Assisted students with math readiness.

May 2004 – August 2000 Anne Arundel Community College
Assistant Professor of Economics

Taught courses in Business Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Introduction to Economics and Economic Problems.  Advised students on course selection, transfer options and career decision-making.

January 2002-June 2004 University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Teaching/Research Assistant

Responsibilities included teaching and research.  My role as a teacher included helping graduate students with labor economics and graduate-level statistics.  I also helped undergraduate students with labor economics and cost-benefit analysis classes.  Finally, I developed a short course to help graduate students learn the basics of SAS.  As a researcher I was involved in all aspects of the research process including literature review, data gathering and construction, data analysis and writing sections of publishable papers.

June 1999 – August 2000 University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Lecturer

I joined the faculty at UNC-G after finishing graduate school. Responsibilities included teaching several sections of Statistics for Business and Economics.  Students learned basic statistical theory including measures of central tendency and variation along with topics in Probability, Normal Distribution, Estimation, Hypothesis Testing and Regression Analysis.  In addition, to teaching these topics, students were introduced to the statistical tools in Microsoft Excel.

August 1997 – May 1999 University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Research Associate (8/98-5/99)

Under a grant from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), analyzed “Non-Profit Wage Differentials” under the direction of Professor Chris Ruhm, Ph.D.  Duties included gathering and merging data from current population surveys (Outgoing Rotational Groups) and the Displaced Worker Supplement. Contributed to the decision making process regarding variable construction and selection. Assisted with analysis of the data and writing up of the findings for an NBER working paper.  Data analysis was performed using STATA, SAS for Windows and SAS within a UNIX Environment. Assistant duties included teaching graduate students in Applied Microeconomics.

Research Assistant (5/98-9/98)

Performed intense data work using the Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment data.  Became fluent with “Healthy People Supplements Survey” and the “Behavior Risk Factors Surveillance Surveys”. Created data sets using STATA programs under the supervision of Chris Ruhm, Ph.D., who published research results in major economic journals.  Duties also included teaching undergraduate students in Macroeconomics and Economics and Business Statistics.

Graduate Assistant (8/97-5/98)

Created spreadsheet models to track student information and feedback mechanisms.  Developed class syllabus, lectured classes (in professor’s absence).  Graded assignments and exams; met with students to develop individual learning objectives and evaluation techniques.
November 1994-April 1995 Diversified International Sciences Corporation

Systems Analyst/Trainer

Performed database analyst duties and delivered training programs to new US Army Deputy Chief of Staff, personnel staff members.  Training assignment included classroom orientation and exercises to all newly arriving DCSPER staff members, of all ranks and backgrounds.  Subject matter included all Microsoft Office Programs, basic DCSPER network operations, network architecture and various help desk duties.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Johns Hopkins University, SOURCE 2013-Present

  • Serving as a Senior Faculty Fellow
  • Lead several faculty training sessions during the three-day seminar to welcome Faculty Fellows
  • Participate and lead monthly meetings with current faculty fellows
  • Support SOURCE in various activities including workshops, presentations and other efforts to promote the service-learning pedagogy and SOURCE services related to community engagement.
  • Serve as P.I. on behalf of SOURCE on our data management and use research project

Member of the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM)

Member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

HONORS AND AWARDS

The Bloomberg School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award (2016)

Faculty Award for Service-Learning (2015)

The Department of Health Policy and Management Faculty Award (2015)

JHU Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) (2014)

The Department of Health Policy and Management Faculty Award (2014)

JHU SOURCE Senior Faculty Fellowship (2013-2015)

JHU SOURCE Faculty Fellowship (2012-2013)

Inducted into the Severna Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame (Fall 2006)

Anne Arundel Community College

  • Awarded Tenure in the Economics Department at Anne Arundel Community College (2005)
  • Received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)Award for Teaching Excellence (Spring 2004).
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Anne Arundel Community College, Rookie Professor of the Year (2001).
  • Awarded a Tenure-Track Slot in the Economics Department at Anne Arundel Community College (2001).

University of North Carolina – Greensboro

  • Academic Achievement Award in the Master’s of Applied Economics at UNC-G.

John Formby Award for Best Master’s Thesis in Economics (1999).

Wake Forest Varsity Field Hockey, 1989-1993

  • Co-Captain, 1992
  • Most Valuable Player, 1992
  • Nationally Ranked Goalkeeper, 1992
  • ACC Leading Goalie, 1991-1992
  • National Hockey Festival, 1990
  • Deep South All-Conference Team, 1989-1990
PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Marcotte, D., Borkoski, C., Bailey, T. and Kienzl, G. (2005). “The Returns to Education
at Community Colleges: Evidence from the National Educational Longitudinal Survey.” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, V27 (2), pp. 157-75.

Wilcox-Gok, V., Marcotte, D., Farahati, F. and Borkoski, C. (2004). “Early Onset Depression and High School Dropout” published in Economics of Gender and Mental Illness.

Ruhm, Chris and Borkoski, Carey (2003). “Compensation in the Non-Profit Sector.” Journal of Human Resources, V38. No4.

Ruhm, Chris and Borkoski, Carey (2000). “Compensation in the Non-Profit Sector.” National Bureau of Economic Research #7562.
Academic Publications (non-peer reviewed)

Bjorklund-Young, Alanna, and Borkoski, Carey (2016). “Do Formative Assessment Influence Learning?: Research on I-Ready and Map.” Retrieved from http://edpolicy.education.jhu.edu/wordpress/?p=394

Borkoski, Carey (2016). “Receivership in Lawrence, MA: Problems, Possibilities, and Progress.” Retrieved from https://education.jhu.edu/edpolicy/commentary/3.

Smith, Henry, Borkoski, Carey, and Kobett, Beth (2016). “Up in the Air on Faculty Evaluation.” Learning Solutions Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1960/up-in-the-air-on-faculty-evaluation

Business Publications

Borkoski, Carey (October 2006). “Simulations Streamline the Business Process.” T3:
Transportation Technology Today, V1, No10, p22.

Borkoski, Carey (August 2006). “Security Issues on Peace Bridge.” Government
Engineering, The Journal for Public Infrastructure, p58.

Borkoski, Carey (July-August 2006). “Simulate an Evacuation – New Business Basics.”
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders, pp32-33.

Proposals

“Evacuation Time Estimate Study for the District of Columbia and Surrounding Jurisdictions”, District Department of Transportation, April 2007.

“Building Evacuation Implementation Study Technical Support”, Toyon Research Corporation (DHS), March 2007.

“Truck Drayage Environment and Energy Model and Case Studies”, EPA, October 2006.

“Simulated Evacuation Planning Tool”, Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) BAA, October 2006.

“Data Maintenance and Staffing Analysis Model”, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), October 2006.

“Support for TSA Staffing Model”, TSA Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), May 2006.

“Help Desk Support and Training”, Task Order 1 under TSA BPA, June 2006.

“Software Development – Enhancements and Bug Fixes”, Task Order 2 under TSA BPA, June 2006.

PRESENTATIONS

“Service-Learning Faculty and Community Development: Expanding Our Reach in the Academy and Community”, National Society for Experiential Education Conference, October 2014

“Utilizing Service-Learning in the Classroom”, Workshop provided by SOURCE and the Center for Teaching and Learning.  Discussed course objectives and specific curriculum development around service-learning pedagogy.  Offered suggestions and best practices for integrating this pedagogy into a new or an existing class.  November 2013

“Dispelling Myths, Providing Tips”, part of JHU’s SOURCE Baltimore Week.  A panel discussion on topics including working with the Baltimore community, service-learning and student learning and other community engagement topics. October 2013

“Designing an MPH Practicum Course or Project”, discussed my experiences in the SOURCE Faculty Fellows Program designing a service-learning course and participated in question and answer session with interested faculty. October 2013