Karin Borgh is Executive Director of the BTC Institute. She received a B.A. in Japanese from Stanford University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Child and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before leaving academia to help establish the BTC Institute in 1993, Karin taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, focusing on teacher training.
For the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Karin serves as Adjunct Professor for the Master of Science Program in Biotechnology. She is a member of the NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Advisory Council, serving as the Associate Director for Aerospace Outreach Programs, and is also the Honorary Director of Promega-Hannam BTCI for Hannam University, Daejeon, Korea.
Karin has served as a member of the Advisory Committee for Gateway Technical College’s Bioscience Program and of Madison Area Technical College’s K-16 Partnership Council. She chaired the Education Committee for the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association (now BioForward). From 2003-2007, she served as a discussion leader for “Medical Ethics and Palliative Medicine,” a required course for medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Her academic background includes a B.A. in Japanese from Stanford University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Child and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, training teachers from 1989-1993. Since then, the BTC Institute has been Karin’s professional home.