Emily Scida holds a B.S. from Georgetown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Her research interests include teacher education, instructional technology, assessment, applied linguistics, and historical and comparative Romance linguistics. She has taught courses in Spanish linguistics and in foreign language pedagogy, as well as Spanish language courses in the Summer Language Institute and has offered numerous teaching workshops. As Director of the Language Programs, Emily coordinates the Spanish and Italian language courses at the beginning and intermediate levels and trains and supervises the GTAs and lecturers who teach these courses.
Emily has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including a Fall 2012 Hybrid Course Challenge Grant, a 2011-2014 Daniels Family NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship, two Learning Assessment Grants, a 2005-2006 Teaching + Technology Initiative Fellowship, and a 2001-2002 University Teaching Fellowship. In 2011, she was inducted into the University Academy of Teaching at UVA.