University of Portland

Sally Hood

School of Education, Associate Professor

Sally Hood



Franz Hall 427

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My Resume/CV

Background Narrative

Sally Hood is an associate professor in the University of Portland’s School of Education. Sally is a former high school French teacher (eight years), has experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at all grade levels (four years), and has taught in teacher education programs at the university level for fourteen years. She completed her PhD (2002) in Language Education and Teacher Education at Indiana University. While completing her doctorate, she initiated, planned, and facilitated numerous professional development projects for language teachers in Indiana, and continued this type of work in Eugene, Oregon before coming to UP during the summer of 2005 as a Visiting Professor. At UP, she teaches the World Language Methods course, courses in the Reading Endorsement Program, and courses in the English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement Program. Sally regularly supervises World Language student teachers. Sally focuses on classroom-based research, collaborating with language teachers to document and reflect on effective instructional practices for students developing multilingual skills. Sally has also created instructional materials that promote oral language development for students learning world languages in a classroom setting. Currently, Sally is working on developing a Dual Language Specialization that students may elect to pursue as a part of their teacher education preparation. The specialization will provide candidates with expertise to teach in K-12 dual language bilingual education programs.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington*


  • 2000-2001, Gilbert & Marie Peart Language Ed. Fellowship. Indiana University Bloomington
  • 2000 Outstanding Associate Instructor Award Nomination. Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 1999, Central States Conference Leadership Fellow. Central States Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • 1994, Lorraine A. Strasheim Scholarship. Indiana Foreign language Teacher's Association
  • 1986 French Government Teaching Assistantship. French Ministry of Education

Professional Affiliations

  • National Network of Early Language Learning
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Pacific Northwest Council for Languages
  • Confederation of Oregon Foreign Language Teachers
  • Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages