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Emilio Louis Guerra


Emilio Louis Guerra, American educator.


Guerra, Emilio Louis was born on August 27, 1909 in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. Son of Francesco and Maria (Parano) Guerra.


Bachelor of Arts, College City New York, 1931, Master of Science in Education, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy., New York University, 1942.


1 son, Robert. Teacher Spanish, Italian and French, New York City high schools, 1932-1939, community coordinator Benjamin Franklin High School, New York City, 1939-1943. Department chairman foreign langs., 1943-1957. Supervisor teaching English as a 2d language high school div.

New York City public schools, 1957-1963, acting. director foreign language, 1963-1965. Professor, head div. foreign langs. and international education New York University, 1965-1974, professor emeritus, 1974-1980. Instructor general language Adelphi U., 1955-1959.

Adjunct associate professor Romance langs. New York University, 1957-1965. Smith-Mundt lecturer U. Central del Ecuador, 1956, 57, U. de Guayaquil (Ecuador), 1957.

Fulbright lecturer U. National de Buenos Aires, 1958. Lecturer applied linguistics National Defense Education Act Institute, Ohio State University, 1962. Lecturer Institute Guatemalteco Americano, 1956, 57.

Named cavaliere dell’ ordine Al Merito Della Repubblica Italiana, 1967.


  • Author: Getting to Know Spain and Latin America, 1957. A First Course in Spanish, 1961. A Second Course in Spanish, 1965.


Member American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (president New York chapter 1938), American Association of University Professors, American Association Teachers French, American Association Teachers Italian, National Education Association, International Linguistic Association, American Association School Adminstrs., Modern Language assosiation, New York State Federation Foreign Language Teachers, Am-Council Teachers Foreign Language, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Society Italian Legion of Merit, Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi.


Married Alice Hendler, December 12, 1931.

Francesco Guerra

Maria (Parano) Guerra

Alice Hendler