Dean Johanna Bond began leading Rutgers Law School in July 2023. She is an expert in international human rights law and gender and the law. Bond comes from the faculty of Washington and Lee University School of Law and previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Her scholarship has appeared in the Southern California Law ReviewEmory Law JournalColumbia Journal of Gender and LawYale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, and many others. 

She was twice selected as a Fulbright Scholar, in 2001 and 2015. In 2001, her Fulbright award enabled her to travel to Uganda and Tanzania to conduct research that resulted in her edited book, Voices of African Women: Women's Rights in Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania (Carolina Academic Press, 2005). 

Professor Bond was also an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming and a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She served as the Executive Director of the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, a non-profit organization housed at Georgetown. Bond's human rights experience includes substantial travel and collaboration with non-governmental organizations and human rights lawyers around the world. She also served as a law clerk for United States District Judge Ann D. Montgomery in Minnesota. Bond graduated from Colorado College and the University of Minnesota, where she earned a J.D. and a master’s degree in public policy. She also holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.