Dr. Helen Bond

Dr. Bond is a University Professor in the School of Education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and the former Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. She is also a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar to India, co-chair of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN USA), and executive council member to the Center for Women, Gender, & Global Leadership at Howard University. Dr. Bond is also the Faculty Liaison to the Center for African Studies at Howard University. Howard is one of only ten U.S. universities and the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a comprehensive National Resource Center for African Studies.

With a Ph.D. in Human Development and a background in International Diplomacy, Dr. Bond’s expertise is in teacher education, education for sustainable development, and human development in refugee and crisis contexts. She has served as an expert in these areas in over 20 countries including Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Cuba, Ethiopia, including the Somali region of Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Liberia, South Africa, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and the United States. She co-authored a white paper entitled “Lessons from COVID-19 for Climate Change” with colleagues from SDSN and Springer Nature that discussed how interdisciplinary and indigenous knowledge is key to addressing crises. Her work with sustainable development connects to Howard University’s mission of empowering students toward creating a more sustainable and just future. Dr. Bond’s work was featured in Howard’s April 2021 edition of Bison Beat published from the desk of the President of Howard University. She was also inducted in the 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame by The Ohio State University-Mansfield for her global work in education and human development.