After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Wayland Baptist University (Texas) and a Master of Science from the University of La Verne (California), Debra Borden spent the first twenty years of her career working for the United States Department of Defense. She began her teaching career in 1988 with Wayland Baptist University (Alaska) and joined Corning Community College in 1993.
Professor Borden currently teaches Introduction to Psychology, Behavior Modification, Child Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Educational Psychology. Her courses, while infused with research, have a very strong “real world” application approach. This enables her students to enter the workforce knowing what to expect, understanding the norms of development, and understanding their own behavior. This is accomplished through lively classroom participation, discussion and simulation labs.
A strong advocate for student success and retention, Debra implemented the First Year Experience (FYEX) program at CCC. Her First Year Experience program received national recognition and Debra was awarded the 2009 First Year Student Advocate for Community Colleges, and CCC was designated a "Benchmark School" by the National Center for Students in Transition and the First Year Experience.
During her time away from teaching Debra, along with her husband, operates a farm with more than 300 Boer Goats and Red Angus Cattle. She enjoys all things water including, swimming, boating, fishing and skiing.