Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Adjunct Faculty Directory

Jeff Borden

Title/s: Adjunct Faculty



Jeff Borden has been an adjunct instructor at Loyola University Chicago primarily teaching Public Speaking and Critical Thinking since 2004. He also has taught Reporting and News Writing, Broadcast News and Communications Practices at LUC.

Mr. Borden honed his ability to communicate across a wide variety of venues by spending more than 30 years in journalism including 15 years as an award-winning reporter and editor at Crain’s Chicago Business. Previously, he worked at the Charlotte Observer and the Columbus Dispatch. He earned a B.A. in journalism from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and an M.A. in education from National-Louis University in Chicago.

He is lifelong baseball fan, political junkie, movie buff, music fan, food lover and voracious reader. He has been married for more than 25 years to Johanna Brandon, a retired project manager for KPMG and sculptor. They share their home with their ultra-cool dog, Cosmo.


B.A. in Journalism from Kent State University

M.A. in Education from National-Louis University

Courses Taught

Public Speaking & Critical Thinking; Business & Professional Speaking