Mary Lou Bond, a long-time professor
and administrator in the University
of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, has joined the
roster of the Fulbright Specialist Program, an international initiative that helps
U.S. academics collaborate with universities in 140 countries.
who has held the Samuel T. Hughes Professorship and the Hazel M. Jay
Professorship, is co-founder and currently the assistant director of the Center
for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health at UT Arlington. She was also the
founding associate dean of the College of Nursing’s PhD in nursing program. She
recently retired from teaching full time but remains an adjunct faculty member
and advisor for the PhD program.
two to six-week projects, specialists such as Bond travel to “collaborate with
professional counterparts at non-U.S. institutions in curriculum and faculty
development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities,"
according to the Fulbright Specialist website.
said her focus will be on faculty development and on mentoring programs in the
academic environment - how they are designed and or could be applied
globally. Her experience building a
robust mentoring program for College of Nursing PhD students - as well as her
own experiences as a learner and professor - give her a good background to
collaborate on the subject, she said.
both a faculty member and educational administrator I have always had the
philosophy of being ‘rigorous, but not ruthless,’” she said. “It is my belief
that along with expectations for rigor in scholarship, we also must be willing
to lend that guiding hand.”
along with College of Nursing PhD program graduates, Kristina S. Ibitayo and
Susan M. Baxley, recently co-authored a book called “Mentoring Today’s Nurses: A Global
Perspective for Success.”
Jose Alejandro, president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and a
UT Arlington College of Nursing graduate, presented her the President’s Award
for mentoring in August. The UT Austin School of Nursing also recently named Bond
a distinguished alumna.
had the privilege of being mentored by Dr. Bond and know firsthand her
commitment to improving minority health. Her selection as a Fulbright
Specialist recognizes her extensive and international leadership in nursing
education and research, ” said Jennifer Gray, interim dean of the UT Arlington
College of Nursing. “We are very proud to call her one of us.”
said she also will explore how she can address the topic of health disparities
among ethnically diverse and varying income groups through the Fulbright
The University of Texas
at Arlington College of Nursing is one of the largest and most successful in
the country. Please visit http://www.uta.edu/nursing/ to learn more about the
UT Arlington College of Nursing.
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of
more than 33,300 students and 2,200 faculty members in the epicenter of North
Texas. It is the second largest institution in The University of Texas System.
Total research expenditures reached almost $78 million last year. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.