Nancy Borkowski, DBA

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Nancy Borkowski, DBA

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the School of Health Professions' Department of Health Services Administration. Dr. Borkowski has over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry holding executive positions in physician practice management and managed care. Dr. Borkowski is a two time past recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executive’s Southern Florida Senior Career Healthcare Executive Award.

In addition, Dr. Borkowski has over 17 years as an academician with faculty positions at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Florida International University and St. Thomas University. She earned her Doctorate of Business Administration in Health Services Administration and Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Borkowski is board certified in health management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Management. Dr. Borkowski is a nationally recognized author with the first edition of her book Organizational Behavior in Health Care being referred to as “one of the most significant advances in the field of health services administration” which was awarded the AJN 2005 Book of the Year Award for nursing leadership and management.

Dr. Borkowski’s work has been published in Leadership in Health Services, Group & Organization Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Health Administration Education, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, International Journal of Public Administration, Hospital Topics, and the Journal of Healthcare Marketing.

Dr. Borkowski teaching interests are leadership, organizational behavior, and strategic management. She is a past recipient of the ACHE’s Excellence in Teaching Award, which is given to faculty who engage in furthering academic excellence and the professional development of health management students. In addition, Dr. Borkowski holds a Visiting Professor appointment in the School of Health Services and Management at Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China.

Over the past decade, Dr. Borkowski has served in various leadership roles for the Academy of Management's Health Care Management Division, American College of Healthcare Executive’s Southern Florida Regent’s Advisory Council, the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum, the Alabama Healthcare Executive Forum, and various other health related organizations.

In 2013, Dr. Borkowski was the recipient of the Jessie Trice Hero Award for her leadership and commitment to improving the lives of underserved and minority populations. She has also been honored with the Exemplary Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (2012) and the Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (2017).