Ed Bond


Dr. Edward Bond, Professor of Marketing and Director of the Supply Chain Institute at Bradley University, has passed away

POSTING TYPE: Obituaries

Author: Rajesh Iyer

The Passing of Dr. Ed Bond

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dr. Edward ‘Ed’ Bond, Professor of Marketing and Director of the Supply Chain Institute at Bradley University. Ed was a member of the Bradley University marketing department since 1997 and served as its chair from 2007 to 2020.

For the 25 years he served Bradley, Bond was an innovative educator who routinely earned strong evaluations from his students. He launched the college’s concentrations in social media marketing and global supply chain management. He founded the Supply Chain Institute at Bradley, and later the Global Supply Chain Analytics Lab, which provided Bradley students with opportunities to tackle real-world supply chain challenges in partnership with data scientists at Caterpillar. Additional Bradley service included University Senate, the Business-Engineering Convergence Committee, and the executive MBA Implementation Committee.

He was beloved by faculty, staff, and students. Ed believed students should have a sense of both discovery and contribution as they learn and be able to do something they couldn’t have otherwise done. He was passionate and had a zest for teaching. He was widely regarded as the most influential executive educator in the Foster College of business.

Here is the information about Ed’s service arrangements.

Visitation:  Monday, October 3, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Funeral: Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.

The services will be held at Richwoods Christian Church, 8115 N. Knoxville Avenue, Peoria.

Ed’s son, Brian, shared that Ed always gave to the American Cancer Society, but flowers are nice for the service too.

Department of Marketing
Bradley University