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Helen Bond, Ph.D.

July 9, 2020


Dr. Bond is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Howard University in Washington, DC. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education, a Master's Degree in Communication, and a Ph.D. in Human Development. Her dissertation research focused on education and human development in Ghana, West Africa, where she conducted anthropological fieldwork. Her teaching and research interests are international education, sociology of childhood, technology and social change, the education of women and girls, and human rights. She teaches courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and team teaches an interdisciplinary course on social media and political change in the African world in the Department of African Studies. She won the 2012 Inspirational Interdisciplinary Award at Howard University for her work teaching this interdisciplinary course that resulted in a presentation at the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. In 2009, she won the Teaching with Technology Award for excellence in the integration of technology in the curriculum.

Dr. Bond was also selected as a 2011-2012 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India to teach and conduct research on education at the College of Education at the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu India, a renowned institution where Mahatma Gandhi laid the founding stone. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Bond lectured on the education of women and girls at Avinashilingam University for Women in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu India and spoke on similar topics at Sacred Heart College for women in Kerala, India and was the first foreigner to visit Sri Sarada College of Education in Salem, India, where she currently serves as an international reviewer on the Sri Sarada Journal of Frontiers of Knowledge editorial board. She also served as an international researcher (consultant) for the United Nations Development Program and Ministries of Education in Ethiopia to conduct a nationwide study on the development of a teacher licensing system in Ethiopia.

Dr. Bond has published widely including articles in the Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide, International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, Journal of Transformative Education , Handbook of Research on Culturally Aware Technology, and the Weekly Journal of Higher Education published by the Association of Indian Universities. She also published chapters in "Pathways to the Holocaust" and the award winning "Evoking Genocide" chosen as the "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2010 by Choice Magazine, the leading journal of librarians around the English-speaking world.

Dr. Bond served four years as a Human Rights Commissioner appointed by the Governor of West Virginia and confirmed by the State Senate.

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