Professor at Walden University
Dr. John Borton completed his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado – Boulder in Information Systems, his M.S. at the University of Northern Colorado in Statistics and Computer Information Systems and his B.A. at Purdue University in Math and Social Studies Education. He has worked as a programmer, systems analyst and database administrator. He was a Professor and Department Chair of Computer Information Systems at Colorado State University-Pueblo and an adjunct instructor in the Outdoor Leadership program. He worked at CSU-Pueblo from 1983-2011. He is currently a full-time, core faculty member in the undergraduate Information Technology and Computer Information Systems programs at Walden University. Walden University is one of the oldest on-line universities in the country with over 50,000 currently enrolled students. In addition to teaching classes, Dr. Borton works extensively in curriculum design and assessment. Dr. Borton has worked with groups and teams in the University environment for over 20 years. He developed a student teamwork handbook for students in a traditional classroom that was successfully integrated into numerous classes. Over the past six years he has developed a classroom design to facilitate the development and evaluation of team skills in an on-line environment. He has been an ABET PEV in IT and IS since 2014. His research interests include: IT implementation, IT curriculum development, leadership and student team processes. He currently lives in Denver Colorado.
Employers of STEM program graduates expect students to develop team process skills while completing an undergraduate degree. Managing and evaluating team projects is one of the greatest challenges for faculty members. Arguably, in an online classroom, this process is even more challenging. Instructors must facilitate the development of team process skills, evaluate those skills and […]