Ph.D., Human Resources and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Counseling and Guidance, University of Colorado at Denver
B.A., Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado
Areas of Interest
Families as a Context for Development
Community-based programs that promote positive development
Research & Discovery
Lynne's research and discovery attempts to better understand the relationship between the various contexts within which young people interact and their overall development. More specifically, her work focuses on community-based programs and the role of these organizations in promoting the positive of development of young people and their families. Working in partnership with community-based programs, the programs are given data that allows them to make programmatic and policy changes enhancing their ability to better meet the needs of those they serve.
Lynne accomplishes this work through her research center, the Center for Research and Outreach (REACH). As an innovative center that focuses on supporting families and communities, the mission of REACH is to provide high-quality, accessible research, outreach, and evaluation that builds the capacity of individuals and systems serving children, youth, and families. Individual research projects led by Lynne through REACH include:
Military REACH: Military REACH, a collaboration with the United States Department of Defense’s Office of Family Policy, utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach integrating both research and outreach to support those who work with and on behalf of military families. Through a three-fold approach, Military REACH: (1) provides empirical research that identifies and addresses key issues impacting military families and the programs that serve them; (2) offers outreach and professional development through online resources; and (3) hosts a Live Learning Lab for program staff seeking constructive professional development feedback for their programs.
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Professional Development and Technical Assistance Center (CYFAR PDTA): CYFAR PDTA serves as a mechanism to support the success of the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) initiative at The United States Department of Agriculture – National Institute for Food and Agriculture. Through the development and provision of proactive technical assistance, resources, evaluation support, and tools, the CYFAR PDTA builds the capacity of 43 CYFAR grantees throughout the United States and outlying territories. CYFAR PDTA does so with the overarching goal of increasing the overall positive impacts of the CYFAR Initiative’s efforts. The project provides the needed resources for high-quality implementation of CYFAR community programs using research-based methods that include individual program process and outcome evaluation.
The CYFAR PDTA project forms a comprehensive foundation in order to address capacity building, outreach, and impact using a three-pronged approach: (1) the use of research and evidence-based information to inform the work; (2) broad leadership representation from across the Land Grant University System (1860’s, 1890’s, 1992’s, 1994’s, and Hispanic Serving Institutions); and (3) subject matter experts who can address key areas relevant to the CYFAR Initiative.
Teaching & Learning
FSoS 8200: Orientation for Family Social Science
Honors & Awards
2012 Outstanding Engagement Award, the Board of Human Sciences, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Denver
Honorary Alumnus Award, University of Arizona Alumni Association, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
2010 Extension Faculty of the Year, Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
2009 Faculty Award, the Council of Alumni and Friends of the John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Tucson
Olson, J. R., McCarthy, K. J., Perkins, D. F., & Borden, L. M.; (2017 published online). A formative evaluation of a coach-based technical assistance model for youth-and family-focused programming. Evaluation and Program Planning, 67,29-37.
McGuire, J. K., Dworkin, J., Borden, L. M., Perkins, D., & Russell, S. T. (2016 published online). Youth motivations for program participation. Journal of Youth Development, 11 (30), 7-25.
Bommarito, R. K., Sherman, M. D., Rudi, J. H., Mikal, J., & Borden, L. M. (2017). Challenges facing military spouses during post-deployment reintegration: A review of the literature and current supports. Military Behavioral Health, 5(1), 51-63.
Meek, N.A., Totenhagen, C. J., Hawkins, S. A., & Borden, L. M. (2016 published online). Staying connected on the home front: Communication and well-being of civilian spouses during deployment. Journal of Family Studies, 1-18. DOI:10.1080/13229400.2016.
Totenhagen, C. J., Meek, N., Hawkins, S. A., & Borden, L. M.(2016) Staying connected on the home front: Communication and well-being of civilian spouses during deployment. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 30 (4), 1-15.
Olson, J. R., Smith, B., Hawkey, K. R., Perkins, D. F., & Borden, L. M. A formative evaluation of the Children, Youth, and Families At Risk (CYFAR) coaching model. The Journal of Extension 54(2).
Olson, J. R., Hawkey, K. R.,Smith, B., Perkins, D. F., & Borden, L. M. (2016). Applying a coaching model to help support youth- and family-focused extension programming. The Journal of Extension 54 (1).
Borden, L. M., Lu, Z., & Williams, R. D. (2017, November).Conceptualization of what constitutes a strong family. Poster presentation at the 2017 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Mischel, E., Gunty, A., Lu, Z., Richmond, A., & Borden, L. M. (2017, November). Enhancing child outcomes through high-quality parent education. Poster presentation at the 2017 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Robertson, K., Stevens, C., Borden, L. M., & Buettner, C. K. (2017, August). Invited Distinguish Lecture at Military & Veteran Children: Constellation of Strengths and Challenges Conference. DoD's partnership: Creating innovation resources and tools for you. Washington, DC.
Borden, L. M. (September, 2016). Service member to civilian: Being your own architect. Invited session at the Service to Civilian, A National Summit on Improving Transitions. Hoover, Alabama.
Thompson, B., & Borden, L. M.(June, 2016). Supporting the healthy development of strong families. Invited Distinguished Lecture at the Military Child Education Coalition's 18th National Training Seminar. Washington, DC.
Borden, L. M., & LaFollet, V.(May, 2016) The experience of reintegration for military families & implications for DoD. Invited professional development webinar for the Military Families Learning Network.
Borden, L. M. (April, 2016). Operation educate the educator. Joining Forces, A White House Convening. Invited participant and discussion leader. Washington, DC.