1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Emily Scida

Emily Scida

Associate Professor of Spanish



New Cabell Hall 435

Office Hours:

Summer Hours:

Tuesday 12:00-1:30 & Thursday 8:30-10:30 and by appt

  • Ph.D., Cornell University

  • M.A., Cornell University

  • B.S., Georgetown University


Teacher education, instructional technology, historical and comparative Romance linguistics, historical syntax

Selected Articles:

Scida, E.  & Firdyiwek, Y. (2011). Video Reflection in Foreign Language Teacher Development. In H. W. Allen & H. H. Maxim (eds.),  Educating the Future Foreign Language Professoriate for the 21st Century. Issues in language program direction: A series of annual volumes. Boston: Heinle.

Scida, E. (2010). History and structure of Portuguese: an overview. In T. Alkire & C. Rosen, The Romance Languages: A Historical Introduction.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scida, E. (2009). The Language of Santa Teresa de Jesús. In A. Weber (ed.), Approaches to Teaching Teresa of Avila and the Spanish Mystics.  New York: Modern Language Association.

Scida, E. (2008). ¿Cómo es posible que un italiano entienda casi todo cuando le hablo en español?  In J. Ewald & A. Edstrom (eds.), El español a través de la lingüística: Preguntas y respuestas.  MA: Cascadilla Press.

Scida, E. & Saury, R.  (2006).  Hybrid Courses and Their Impact on Classroom Performance: A Case Study at the University of Virginia. CALICO Journal 23, (3), 517-531.

Saury, R., Ingram, A. & Scida, E. (2005). Integrating Multiple Technologies into Humanities Teaching and Research. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (pp. 1087-1092). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


Learning Assessment Grant, Adrienne Ward and Emily Scida, University of Virginia, 2012-2013

Grant for Learning, University Academy of Teaching, University of Virginia, 2012

Teaching Partnership, University Academy of Teaching, University of Virginia, 2011-2012

Daniels Family NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Virginia, 2011-2014

University Academy of Teaching, invited member, University of Virginia, 2011-present

SHANTI Cohorts Fellowship Program, University of Virginia, 2009-2010

Grant to Support Student Learning Assessment, University of Virginia, 2008-2009

Sesquicentennial Research Fellowship, University of Virginia, Spring 2009 and Spring 2010

Teaching + Technology Initiative Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2005-2006

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Support, University of Virginia, Summer 2005

Sesquicentennial Research Fellowship, University of Virginia, Spring 2003

University Teaching Fellows Program, University of Virginia, 2001-2002

T.A. Development Grant, University of Virginia, 2001




Department Faculty

Andrew Anderson
Professor of Spanish
Allison  Bigelow
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Eli Carter
Assistant Professor of Portuguese
Enrico Cesaretti
Associate Professor of Italian
E. Michael Gerli
Commonwealth Professor of Spanish
David T. Gies
Commonwealth Professor of Spanish
María-Inés Lagos
Professor of Spanish
Fernando Operé
Professor of Spanish
Ricardo Padrón
Associate Professor of Spanish
Deborah Parker
Professor of Italian
Gustavo Pellón
Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
Randolph  Pope
Commonwealth Professor of Spanish
Joel Rini
Professor of Spanish and Department Chair
Emily Scida
Associate Professor of Spanish
Omar Velázquez-Mendoza
Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics & Philology
Adrienne Ward
Associate Professor of Italian
Alison Weber
Professor of Spanish