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Denise Glyn Borders
President, SRI Education
Denise Glyn Borders, Ed.D., is president of SRI Education and a vice president of SRI International. Her experience spans multiple areas—academia, for-profit, nonprofit, federal government, and public sectors.
Most recently, Borders was senior vice president and director of the U.S. Education and Workforce Development (USEWD) Group at FHI 360, which acquired the technical and managerial experts and programs of The Academy for Educational Development (AED) in 2011. FHI 360 is a global human development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach.
Prior to joining FHI 360, Borders served for 10 years as a senior vice president at AED. Under her leadership, she built and transformed the USEWD Group, supervising eight Group Centers. She oversaw program operations covering a broad spectrum of projects, such as birth-adult education, early child development, gender equity, youth, disabilities, workforce/economic development, research/evaluation, and education policy and practice.
Prior to joining AED, Borders was president and chief executive officer of The McKenzie Group from 1997-2002. Her responsibilities included strategic planning, project design and management; business and product development; financial analysis/projections; supervision of professional staff; and client relations.
From 1994-1997, Borders served as associate director for accountability, assessment, research and evaluation, education and professional development, for the Department of Defense Education Activity. This position was equivalent to deputy state superintendent in a statewide school system.
She was chief of educational accountability for the Baltimore City Public Schools, Division of Accountability, Assessment, Research/Evaluation, and Management Information Services from 1991-1994. Prior to that promotion, she served as assistant superintendent from 1989-1991.
At CTB/McGraw-Hill Publishing Company from 1981-1989, Borders was a national/federal government evaluation consultant serving the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia territories.
Borders has served on the boards of directors of several organizations, including Knowledge Alliance, the Schott Foundation, West Financial, District of Columbia Public Schools, the National Center on Education and the Economy, and the Educational Quality Institute. She has received several honors and awards for her work, including the AED Legacy Award, the DoDEA Performance Award, and the Outstanding Young Women of America Award.
Borders holds a doctorate of education in psycholinguistics and research, a masters of education in curriculum and teaching, and a master of arts in urban education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also earned a master's degree in elementary education from the State University of New York Cortland/Cornell University.