Christopher P. Borick is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. He is a nationally recognized public opinion researcher who has conducted over 300 large-scale public opinion surveys during the past two decades. The results of these surveys have appeared in numerous periodicals including Time Magazine, The Wall St Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. He has also provided analysis for the BBC, National Public Radio, PBS, MSNBC, CBS News, and NBC Nightly News and had his survey results aired on CNN, Fox News, and C-SPAN. During his career, he has conducted surveys for a variety of government agencies and organizations including the Center for Disease Control, the Brookings Institution, PBS, The Wisconsin Department of Commerce, the Oneida Indian Nation, the U.S. Department of Labor, and Habitat for Humanity. He is co-director of the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE) and currently conducts surveys for the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He has served as President of both the Wisconsin Political Science Association and the Pennsylvania Political Science Association.
Professor Borick received his undergraduate education at The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree from East Stroudsburg University. He completed his doctoral work at the State University of New York at Binghamton in the area of public policy analysis. He has government experience at both the federal and local levels, including positions with the Internal Revenue Service and Monroe County Pennsylvania Planning Commission. He has published and presented over thirty articles and four books in the area of public policy and public opinion, and has held teaching positions at the State University of New York at Cortland, St. Norbert College, Lehigh University, and currently at Muhlenberg College. He has won numerous teaching awards during his career, most recently receiving the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award at Muhlenberg College. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with their two children, Sam and John.