Dr. Helen Bond

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer
Field of Specialization: Teacher Education/Pedagogy/ Educational
Technology/ Global Education
Name: Dr. Helen Bond
Official Address and Designation: Assistant Professor
Howard University
Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
Washington, D.C.
Host Institution in India: Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Duration of Grant: 4 months
January 2012
Brief Bio:
Dr. Bond is an Assistant Professor in the school of education at Howard University. She teaches courses in teaching methods and pedagogy, instructional technology, multicultural education, foundations of American education, and human development. She earned her Bachelor's degree in education from The Ohio State University, her Master's Degree in communication from West Virginia University and her Ph.D. in human development from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. Her research focuses on teacher education, educational technology, sociology of children, and human rights. She is a three time recipient of the Summer Research Opportunities (SROP) award and was a Southern Regional Board Doctoral Scholars (SREB) Fellow while conducting research for her dissertation on the intersection of education and human development.  In 2008, she served as an international researcher in conducting a nationwide capacity study involving the development of a teacher licensing system for Ethiopia. She is also a member of the International Technology Education Association (ITEA), The International Community of Practice (COP) in Curriculum Development, and the American Education Research Association (AERA). She is a co-author of a forthcoming book based upon an international research study focusing on children and politics that will be published in fall 2011. On the basis of the book Dr. Bond in July 2011 presented a research paper at the Justus Liebig University in Germany. She will also be presenting her research on Global Education at the 2nd International Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning and Quality of Education to be held in 2011 in Corfu, Greece.  
Dr. Bond's Fulbright-Nehru research is titled as "Preparing World Class Teachers". Classroom teaching is arguably the strongest school-level determinant of a student's achievement. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Bond will teach course(s) in one or more of the following fields; teaching methods or pedagogy, educational technology, and/ or multicultural. The teaching component will also include, organizing curriculum and staff development workshops, and dissertation advising.