Received her BSHE in 1936 and Master’s of Science in Home Economics in 1937 from the University of Georgia and her PhD from Iowa State University.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Georgia in 1937, Dr. Hood taught home economics in Moultrie and Griffin.
Served as a member of the UGA faculty from 1937 until her retirement in 1966. During this time she served as Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition and Acting Dean of the School of Home Economics.
Served as Home Economics Consultant for the Ford Foundation in Pakistan from 1954-57.
One of the founders of the Chi Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron in the UGA College of Home Economics in 1935-36.
President of the national Phi Upsilon Omicron 1962-64.
Recognized as Distinguished Home Economics Alumna, College of Home Economics, Iowa State University in 1971 and received the University of Georgia College of Home Economics Alumni Association Superior Service Award in 1981.
Memberships: Georgia Academy of Science, Institute of Food Technologists, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Omicron Nu, Delta Kappa Gamma, Sigma Delta Epsilon, Iota Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, American Home Economics Association and the American Dietetics Association.