Professor Borden received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT-Austin he received numerous scholarships and awards, including a Carrie Lee Kennedy Fellowship, an Oliver William Kennedy Fellowship, a David Bruton, Jr. Fellowship and the prestigious University Continuing Fellowship in 1998-99. He was twice elected as President of the Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese in 1995-96 and 1996-97. He received his B.A. in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a quadruple major in Spanish, Political Science, International Relations and Ibero-American Studies.
Since joining the Carthage faculty, Professor Borden has focused his efforts and research on the areas of Spanish Language Pedagogy, Community Engagement Learning, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and Study Tours abroad. He has given nearly forty public presentations at conferences related to these fields, as well as another ten invited lectures under various formats at peer institutions. Among his conferences presentations are fourteen separate international talks in Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, England, Puerto Rico, and Spain.
- Ph.D., M.A. — Spanish Literature, University of Texas-Austin
- B.A. — Spanish, Political Science, International Relations and Ibero-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison