Otilia L Salmon

Associate Professor

Foundations & Secondary Education • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual Multicultural Education
University of Florida

Diploma, Technician in Audiovisual and Communication Technology Skills in Education, UNESCO, School of Communication (ILCE), Mexico, 1974

M.A. Spanish Letters
University of Veracruz

B.A. Spanish
University of Veracruz

Diploma, Teacher’s Diploma in Secondary Education with Honors, St. Joseph’s Teachers College, Jamaica, West Indies, 1961


Otilia Salmón, Ph.D., has been an educator for twenty-eight years in bilingual multicultural education with a specialization in foreign languages and in English as a Second Language (ESOL). Prior to coming to the United States of America, Dr. Salmón was recipient of the Benito Juarez and Abraham Lincoln Scholarship and studied at the University of Veracruz in Mexico where she majored in Romance Languages. After obtaining her Masters, she was honored by a scholarship from UNESCO to study Communication at the UNESCO School of Communication (ILCE), Mexico City. Dr. Salmón's first degree was from the Branch College of London in Jamaica, now the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. There she studied Spanish, and minored in English. In her educational pursuits, she spent a year in Brazil studying Portuguese. Since then, Dr. Salmón has taught in Mexico, Kingston Jamaica, the University of Florida, and the University of Ashland, Ohio where she was Chair and professor of the Foreign Language Department. She has also served as a consultant for the Teacher Certification Examinations in Spanish and English as Second Language for the state of Florida. She has also conducted workshops in teaching of foreign languages and multicultural education.Dr. Salmón presently serves as Associate Professor at the University of North Florida in the College of Education. 


Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, UNF. 2012

Ida S. Baker Distinguished Minority Educator Recognition Award, 1995

Mary L. Collins Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, UNF. 1993

Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Contribution, UF. 198

Teaching Scholar Award, University of West Indies. 1964


Florida Association for Teacher Educators (FATE)

Regional Director for National Association for Multicultural Educators (NAME)

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