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Carey Borkoski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Carey Borkoski


BA in Economics, Wake Forest University
MA in Applied Economics, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
PhD in Public Policy, UMBC
EdD in Education Leadership, JHU


Carey is an Associate Professor in the SOE’s Department of Education Specialties where she teaches and advises students in the Master of Education Leadership and the new Executive Leadership programs. Carey’s expertise and experience in student onboarding, coaching, and identity development align well with Loyola’s mission of educating the whole person and will contribute to SOE’s leadership development degrees. Her research publications and projects sit at the intersection of belonging, educating the whole person, leadership, and learning. Carey has published scholarship on best practices for online learning including cultivating community, connections, and belonging. She has written about faculty identity development, well-being, and the role of value congruence in cultivating inclusive and welcoming spaces for faculty and students. Most recently, Carey published her first book about noticing, naming, and navigating personal and professional transitions. Along with her research team, Dr. Borkoski is currently using data from her podcast to explore the many faces of belonging in schools, leadership, and during a global pandemic. Integrating Loyola’s core values and Carey’s expertise represents a tremendous opportunity to reimagine our definition of and approach to education leadership. Her approach integrates current scholarship, coaching strategies, and teaching opportunities to effectively support our diverse and talented students. Moreover, Dr. Borkoski’s training as a research methodologist will contribute to SOE’s ability to strengthen our scholarship, cultivate research collaborations among our Loyola faculty and programs, and build out the Center’s program evaluation projects and offerings.