• Doctor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 2008
  • Master of Science, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga., 2003
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Mo., 1992

After working in journalism for nine years as an editor, Borland earned a PhD in sport management and sociology from the University of Connecticut. He has been a professor at Springfield College since fall 2008, and received tenure and a promotion in April 2014. He has served as a faculty senator and as a member of many hiring committees. His published work has appeared in journals such as Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sport Management, and International Journal of Sport Communication. Borland is first editor of Sport Leadership in the 21st Century.

Research Interests

  • Social justice
  • Race and gender in sport
  • Media and communication

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Venue and Personnel Management
  • Communication in Sport and Recreation
  • Practicum