Nancy Cloud currently serves as Professor of Education in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island where she coordinates the M.Ed. in TESL and Bilingual Endorsement Programs and teaches graduate courses on second language and literacy development. She frequently works with teachers in schools to promote effective instructional practices and responsive curriculum for English Language Learners. Her most recent publications include Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners: A Teacher’s Guide to Research-Based Practices, co-written with Fred Genesee & Else Hamayan and published by Heinemann in 2009 and Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners: Essential Strategies for Middle and High School, a book written with three exemplary urban teachers of adolescent ELLs and published by Caslon in 2010. She is currently working on a new book, Dual Language Instruction from A to Z, with Fred Genesee and Else Hamayan to be published by Heinemann in 2012.