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Dr. BondDr. Helen Bond

Dr. Helen Bond is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Howard University. Dr. Bond received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from the Ohio State University, a Master’s Degree in Communication from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Human Development from Virginia Tech. Dr. Bond has been the recipient of many awards while at Howard. In 2007 she was selected as Sloane-C-Scholar to attend the 13th International Sloane C-Conference on Technology and Innovation. In 2008, she was a featured teacher on CETLA’s website and a participant in the Holocaust Institute for Teacher Education (HITE) program with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2009, she was a recipient of the Teaching with Technology Award awarded by CETLA. In 2011-2012, Dr. Bond and Dr. Alem Hailu were awarded the Inspirational Interdisciplinary Award by the Faculty Senate for their work in social media and African Studies and for their presentation at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. In 2012, she was selected as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India. In 2014 she received a Research Fellowship from the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig Germany. She is researching how the U.S. Civil Rights Movement is represented in textbooks worldwide. Dr. Bond has conducted many presentations and authored several major publications. She was the keynote speaker at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh and presented at the e-Learning Africa conference in Addis Ababa Ethiopia and UNESCO’s Global Citizenship Conference in Paris, France in 2015. She co-authored a book on youth in four countries entitled Through Children’s Eyes: President Obama and the Future Generation and was one of the authors of a new book on human rights education entitled, Teaching Respect for All: Implementation Guide published by UNESCO in 2014. Currently, Dr. Bond is using her extensive knowledge of human development, and curriculum, instruction and assessment to help developing countries. During the EBOLA epidemic in West Africa, Dr. Bond assisted the United Nations UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) in developing curriculum for children who were affected by the EBOLA crisis that closed schools in many of the affected regions.

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