Senior Director of Research and Analytics
Kevin Borden is the senior director of Research and Analytics. In this role, Borden leads the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of all research and analytics functions. He informs and works with members and research and learning community partners in order to achieve a shared understanding of the opportunities for and contributions made by research libraries. Specifically, he leads the collection, analysis, and reporting of member institutional data, as well as the collection, analysis, and reporting on the collective impact of ARL members and more broadly, research libraries, on higher education and society.
Borden brings significant expertise and experience in developing methodologies, conducting analysis, and presenting results. As a senior research scientist at CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization focused on safety and security, Borden developed analytic solutions to support programmatic decision-making at local, state, and federal levels. Prior to this position, he was a research manager at the Congressional Research Service, where he supervised and reviewed research for Congress across a variety of policy areas. Before that, Borden gained experience applying his technical and analytics expertise in government consulting where he led a data analysis and visualization practice at The Cadmus Group (formerly Obsidian Analysis). He holds a PhD and MS in geography from the University of South Carolina, and a BA in geography from SUNY Geneseo.