Welcome to my website
I'm a Professor and Paul Chellgren Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky in the Management Dept. of the Gatton College of Business and Economics. My research is focused on social networks.
Here's a video made by the University of Kentucky that introduces me and my work:
UK is home to the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis. Here's a picture of four of the older members of the center. The bowling bit is a reference to Putnam's Bowling Alone.
My primary research interest is social network analysis. I also have an interest in cultural domains and knowledge management. My dissertation was on regular equivalence. You can find out more about my work here:
I'm an Associate Editor at Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory and Journal of Supply Chain Management. I also sit on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Field Methods. I used to be Editor of Connections, Senior Editor at Organization Science, and on the editorial boards of Journal of Management and Sociological Methodology.
I am a past 2-term president of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers. During my tenure, we incorporated INSNA and brought the Sunbelt conference under INSNA's umbrella. During that time, I also founded the SOCNET listserv. For several years, I ran the NSF Summer Institute for Ethnographic Research Methods in Anthropology (founded by Russ Bernard and Bert Pelto).
I enjoy teaching workshops, which I do annually at the Sunbelt conference, Polnet, and the Academy of Management. I have also been a CARMA Short Course Instructor, and taught for several years at the University of Essex Summer Institute.
My wife and I run a small software publishing company called Analytic Technologies. We publish UCINET, NetDraw, KeyPlayer, E-Net and Anthropac. There is a thriving UCINET users group.
When time permits, I do some management consulting focusing on understanding and improving social networks within organizations. Here's an essay on the network structures of innovation. I have also done some counter-terrorism work.
My father is Joe Borgatti. You can learn about him from this YouTube video created by the America for Bulgaria Foundation:
I've recently been made a Kentucky Colonel, an honor I share with Elvis Presley and one or two other people.