SOE Mourns Passing of Dr. Lloyd Bond

Posted on November 21, 2023

Dr. Lloyd Bond headshot next to UNCG SOE logo on a blue background

Longtime UNC Greensboro professor, Dr. Lloyd Bond, passed away in late September. Bond spent over a decade teaching in the School of Education’s former Department of Educational Research Methodology (ERM). 

Born November 17, 1941, in Brownsville, Tenn., Bond was an international leader in the field of psychometrics and was widely recognized for the research work he did on assessing teaching ability, bias in testing, and cognitive processes underlying standardized test performance. His work was credited for strengthening teaching standards across the country. 

His family moved to Chicago when Bond was a young child, and he attended the public schools in his Altgeld Gardens neighborhood. Today, the Chicago International Charter School Lloyd Bond is named in his honor. The kindergarten through grade 6 tuition-free school boasts an innovative approach that focuses on strong relationships, student well-being and joy, and a challenging curriculum to ensure student success.

Bond graduated from Hillsdale College with a degree in psychology and earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Johns Hopkins University. He served on multiple committees for the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Educational Research Association. 

He came to UNCG in 1988 and was an integral part of the ERM staff until he departed in 2002. The Dr.Lloyd Bond Educational Research Methodology Travel and Recruitment Fund was established in his honor in 2012. This endowment provides funds for the department to help recruit minority students and to support minority students’ travel costs during their time at UNCG. Individuals can make a gift in memory of Bond by contacting Courtney Dabney, Senior Director of Development by emailing or by calling 336.256.0496. Individuals wanting to give directly can use this link:

Prior to his retirement, Bond served as a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in Stanford, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Jody Dietrich Bond.

Read Bond’s full obituary