Official Retirement Citation (2014)Lynne Bond, you joined the University of Vermont in 1976 after completing your Ph.D. at Tufts University and quickly established yourself as a leading researcher in Community and Family Psychology and Primary Prevention. You became the first female psychology professor to earn tenure in 1981 and to be promoted to Full Professor in 1988. You received a University Scholars Award in 1999. Your work with the Vermont Department of Education and your years as chairperson of the Vermont Conference for Primary Prevention altered the course of public policy and greatly benefitted Vermonters.
You have received the University’s most prestigious teaching awards including the Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award and the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award. You are the founding director of the Community-University Partnerships and Service Learning Program at the University, and the UVM Engaged Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award has been renamed in your honor as the “Lynne Bond Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award.”
In addition to serving on numerous University and College committees, you served as Dean of the Graduate School, Director of Graduate Training in Psychology, and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology. A visionary leader, you have also served as interim Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology and interim Chairperson of Art and Art History.
A gifted and generous teacher, scholar, and mentor, you advanced the careers of numerous undergraduate and graduate students. You also mentored many University junior faculty, and, as the Director of the Faculty Mentoring Program, you helped to reaffirm the importance of strong faculty mentoring contributing to the success of many of our current faculty.
Lynne, we thank you for your 38 years of service to the University of Vermont, your profession, and the community and for the legacy your work has left for us to build upon and enjoy.