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David J. Silva, Ph.D.

Provost and Academic Vice President

Emeritus Member

Salem State University

David J. Silva, Ph.D., received his bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Harvard University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University. Since joining The University of Texas at Arlington faculty in 1993, he has served as undergraduate and graduate advisor, Director of the Program in Linguistics (2000-2003), and founding Chair of the Department of Linguistics and the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (2003-2007). He has conducted research on phonetic variation and sociolinguistics, examining these phenomena in Korean and Portuguese. His work has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Korea Foundation, and the Academy of Korean Studies. Named to UT Arlington’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2006, Dr. Silva was an inaugural winner of the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. During his tenure as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (2007-2013), he oversaw a number of campus programs, including UT Arlington’s Active Learning initiative. He now serves as UT Arlington’s Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.