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Mary Bold

Senior Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

Degree Program Ph.D. Human Services

Dr. Bold has held academic posts of tenured faculty member, department chair, dean of college, eLearning strategist, associate CIO, and digital strategy officer. She has served at both private and public universities as well as serving as a consultant and external reviewer for institutions other than her own.

Courses Taught

HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

RSCH 8350 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis


PhD, Texas Woman's University - Denton, TX United States

Public Service

Community Member of Assembly of The Clearwater School, Board Member - Bothell, WA United States

Open Payments Foundation, Board of Directors - , VA United States

Oversight for The Parenting Education Program in Schools, Volunteer - Fort Worth, TX United States

Advisory Board for Child Development Program, Tarrant County College, Board of Directors - Fort Worth, TX United States

Editorial Advisory Board for Texas Family Magazine, Board Member - , TX United States

National Advisory Panel of Family Information Services, Board Member - , MN United States

Awards / Honors

International Blackboard Exemplary Course, Blackboard, 2005


Bold, M. E. (2013). Faculty development for online institutions. Assessment Update.

Bold, M. E. (2011). Essays on Parenting.

Bold, M. E. (2010). Using online asynchronous audio communication in higher education.

Bold, M. E. (2009). Computers in the family context: Perceived impact on family time and relationships. Journal of Family Issues.

Bold, M. E. (2008). BRICS and clicks. Journal of Asynchronous Learning.

Bold, M. E. (2006). Use of wikis in graduate course work. Journal of Interactive Learning Research.

Bold, M. E. (2005). Development and evaluation of a distance learning master's degree in family studies. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

Bold, M. E. (2005). Graduate student readiness for distance learning in family sciences. Research Journal of the Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.


Bold, M. (2014). Privacy paradox. United Nations.

Chenoweth, L. C., Bold, M. E. (2013). The MOOC versus the LOOC. Sloan Consortium.

Bold, M. E. (2013). Commons: Building an online community across an online college campus. OLC.

Bold, M. E. (2012). Faculty development for online institutions. Indiana University & Purdue University.

Bold, M. E. (2010). Web 2.0 tools and RIAs to support assessment efforts.

Chenoweth, L. C., Bold, M. E. (2009). The nearly annual survey: Innovative uses of low-cost technology tools. Sloan Consortium.

Bold, M. E. (2009). The tracking ePortfolio: Using technology for program assessment.

Bold, M. E. (2009). Train the trainer: Working with faculty to create a culture of assessment.

Bold, M. E. (2009). Wild adventures in inter-rater reliability.