Samantha Bond ’16 MS BVIS is clinical assistant professor of biomedical and health information sciences and physical therapy, and associate director for undergraduate education in the new BVIS Life Science Visualization minor program.
“Sam Bond is an extraordinary teacher, a respected leader in our department and college, and an enthusiastic, young, UIC faculty member devoted to our student’s success,” said John Daugherty, program director of the Biomedical Visualization graduate program.
Bond’s research explores the intersections of health care, game learning, user interaction and medical education. She has won awards for her serious game projects (“serious” video games are created for education and training). She is a Unity certified serious game developer, a board member for the International Game Developer’s Association Chicago chapter and a Women in Games Ambassador for the International Game Developers Association.
Bond is also an award-winning teacher who has received awards at the department, college and campus levels. For the last two years, she has developed and organized the Health Tech Jam, a workshop for students in BVIS, OT, PT and other disciplines that brings them together to brainstorm patient-friendly solutions to health-related problems.
“Over three short years, she has established herself as one of the best instructors I’ve known in my over 30 years of teaching at UIC,” Daugherty said.