• B.A. University of Texas, 1968
  • Ph.D., M.A., Psychology, Kent State University, 1972
  • University Post-Doctoral Fellow, Animal/Behavioral Ecology, Ohio State University, 1973-74
  • Academy for Educational Development (AED), Harvard University, 1992

Scholarly and Creative Interests

Richard Borden teaches courses in environmental psychology, personality and social development, contemporary psychology, and the history and philosophy of human ecology. Rich has just returned to full-time teaching, having served as COA’s Academic Dean for twenty years. He is a Past-President of the Society for Human Ecology and continues to serve as its Executive Director.

More About Me

In addition to his passion for networking human ecology worldwide, Rich also enjoys the more domestic pleasures of cooking, carpentry, old-time fiddling, and sailing.


An author of numerous books and articles, he has been a USIA academic specialist and consultant in the area of human ecology and served as an advisor to human ecology programs in China, Russia and elsewhere in Europe and in North and South America.