Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Faculty & Staff Directory

Dr. Silvia Schmid

Title/s:  Part-Time Instructor

Specialty Area: German Language & Literature

Office #:  CC206



  • Ph.D. Loyola University of Chicago (Educational Leadership; Comparative Education)
  • M.A. Trinity International University (Christian Education)
  • M.A. Trinity International University. (Missions and Evangelism)

Research Interests

  • Language Development for DaF
  • Language Develpment for DaM

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • DANK  German American National Congress 
  • GLS  German Language Schools 
  • AATG  American Association Teaching German 
  • IEA  Illinois Education Association 
  • ZfA  Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen 

Courses Taught


  • All German levels
  • Diversity in the classroom
  • Teaching in culturally diverse settings
  • College Experience


Selected Publications

  • “Pestalozzi’s Life Sphere,“ Journal of History of Education (1997) 
  • “Pestalozzi’s Anschauung,“ Journal of Philosophy of Education (1996) 
  • “Context Switzerland and Economy,“ Loyola University Chicago (1996) 
  • “Context Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish Kurds and Politics,“ Loyola University Chicago (1995) 
  • Regular publications for “Eintracht” magazine,  “German-American Journal”, and Various DANK articles in the Daily Herald/Chicago Tribune/Die Eintracht  (2011-present)