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. He was twice elected as President of the Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He received his B.A. 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, Prof. 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 more than 60 public presentations at conferences related to these fields or as an invited guest speaker under various formats at peer institutions. Among his conference presentations are more than a dozen international talks in Brazil, Chile, 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