Sandra L. Borden

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Sandra L. Borden
(269) 387-0362
325 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5318
Mailing address: 
School of Communication
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5318 USA
  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, Indiana University
  • M.A., Journalism, The Ohio State University
  • B.J., Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia
Teaching interests: 
  • Communication ethics
  • Media theory
  • Freedom of expression
Research interests: 
  • Journalism ethics

Dr. Borden is a professor in the School of Communication and an affiliate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University.

Her books are the award-winning Journalism as Practice: MacIntyre, Virtue Ethics and the Press (2007, Ashgate; 2009, Routledge); 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), Ethics and Error in Medicine (co-edited with Fritz Allhoff, 2019, Routledge), and The Routledge Companion to Media and Poverty (2022).

Dr. Borden was selected for a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Spain in 2022-23. The College of Arts and Sciences at WMU awarded Dr. Borden the 2010 Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Creative Activities and a 2019 Faculty Achievement Award in Professional and Community Service.