Dr. Lisa Hood
Senior Policy Analyst and Researcher
Center for the Study of Education Policy
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations
Dr. Lisa Hood is a senior policy analyst and researcher in the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University. She is the director for the Leadership to Integrate the Learning Continuum (LINC) project. This project brings together stakeholders from the early childhood and K-12 education systems to study the policies and practices of creating a seamless P-12 education system. Under Dr. Hood’s direction, the LINC project is conducting a study of the Danielson Framework for Teaching in PreK-3rd grade classrooms. In addition, Dr. Hood serves on the external grant team for the Illinois State Personnel Development Grant under contract with the Illinois State Board of Education. She brings research and program evaluation experience at all levels of the P-20 education system. She has worked under both state and U.S. Department of Education funded grants to evaluate the implementation and impacts of state policies and initiatives in local districts and schools. Dr. Hood received her B. A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.