Sandra L. Borden

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Sandra L. Borden
Director and Professor of Communication
Office: 
(269) 387-0362
Location: 
325 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5318
Mailing address: 
School of Communication
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5318 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, Indiana University
  • M.A., Journalism, The Ohio State University
Teaching interests: 
  • Communication ethics
  • Media theory
Research interests: 
  • Journalism ethics
Bio: 

Dr. Sandra L. Borden is a professor in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University, where she also co-directs the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. Her work has been published in several scholarly books and journals, including:

  • Communication Monographs
  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
  • The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics

Borden's book, Journalism as Practice: MacIntyre, Virtue Ethics and the Press, won the 2008 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award and the National Communication Association’s 2008 top book award in applied ethics. Her other books are:

  • Ethics and Entertainment: Essays on Media Culture and Media Morality (co-edited with Howard Good, 2010, McFarland).
  • Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics (with David Boeyink, 2010, Routledge).

Borden, who teaches ethics and media criticism, is associate editor of the journal Teaching Ethics.