MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Denise Glyn Borders, Ed.D., has joined SRI International as vice president of its Education Division, a multidisciplinary group of researchers focused on improving education and learning and outcomes from early childhood through college and into the workforce. In her new role, Borders will drive strategy and planning for SRI's education research, and develop business opportunities that help clients solve complex education challenges. Borders' career includes experience in academia, for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors. She has held senior positions in a broad range of areas that she will also lead at SRI, including management, business operations and development, and research, evaluation, and implementation of education and workforce programs. "Improving education outcomes is one of today's most critical global challenges," said Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., SRI International's president and CEO. "Denise's background as an educator, administrator, and executive will be important to SRI's clients. We welcome her as a valuable addition to SRI's leadership team." Prior to joining SRI, Borders was senior vice president and director of the U.S. Education and Workforce Development (USEWD) Group at FHI 360, a nonprofit organization focused on global health and development needs. Before FHI 360, Borders was a senior vice president at AED (formerly the Academy for Educational Development), where she oversaw U.S. program operations in education, early childhood development, research and evaluation, and education policy and practice. Previously, she was president and CEO of The McKenzie Group and was associate director, Accountability, Assessment, Research and Evaluation, Education and Professional Development for the Department of Defense Education Activity. She has been chief of Educational Accountability and Assistant Superintendent for Baltimore City Public Schools and a National/Federal Government Evaluation Consultant at CTB/McGraw-Hill Publishing. In addition, Borders has been a curriculum specialist, teacher supervisor, classroom teacher, and university lecturer.