University of New Mexico Scholar Honored for Her Mentoring of Doctoral Students

Allison Borden, an associate professor of educational leadership in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico, received the Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award from the University Council of Educational Administration.

According to the council, the award “honors educational leadership faculty who have made a substantive contribution to the field by mentoring the next generation of students into roles as university research professors, while also recognizing the important roles mentors play in supporting and advising junior faculty.”

For 12 years Dr. Borden supervised the dissertation research of 24 graduates in educational leadership. She also serves on the dissertation committees of an additional 25 graduates from educational leadership and other programs in the College of Education.

A former Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. Borden joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 2005 after three years as an associate professor at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in New York.

Dr. Borden is a graduate of the College at Brockport of the State University of New York System, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an educational doctorate from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

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