Areti holds a Diploma in Literature and a Bachelor’s (Hons) in Humanities with English Language and Literature from the Open University of UK. She has more than twenty years of teaching experience as a foreign language tutor, mostly in institutes for foreign language learning, as well as experience as tutor in summer schools in the UK. Focusing in teaching, Areti has, also, completed the Anglo-Hellenic Teacher Training organized by TEFL International and received the TEFL certificate. Recently, Areti completed the advanced-level teaching qualification of DELTA (Cambridge). She has been teaching preparatory English and Business English courses at New York College since 2013.
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Το Τμήμα Ανθρωπιστικών και Κοινωνικών Επιστημών του New York College προσφέρει προγράμματα με έμφαση στον πολυπολιτισμικό και διεπιστημονικό χαρακτήρα των επιμέρους ειδικοτήτων. Αυτό που χαρακτηρίζει τους αποφοίτους μας από το Τμήμα Ανθρωπιστικών και Κοινωνικών Επιστημών είναι η δυνατότητα να σταδιοδρομήσουν σε ένα πλήθος διαφορετικών θέσεων εργασίας γιατί οι ανεπτυγμένες δεξιότητες επικοινωνίας και αναλυτικής σκέψης που έχουν αποκτήσει είναι εξαιρετικά ελκυστικές στους εργοδότες.
Costandina completed all of her studies in USA obtaining a Bachelor’ s Degree in Communication and Master’s Degree in Business Communication at the Pittsburg State University. She received a full Graduate Scholarship at the age of 23, as a Teaching Assistant in Communication and Public Speaking. She also worked for an Advertising Agency as Account/Client Service Manager in San Francisco, California. She returned to Greece in 2001, and ever since she has developed her business career in the area of Corporate Training in different companies, and in teaching MBA courses in the area of communication, marketing, sales, advertising and public relations. Her business experience comes from mostly managerial positions in training and development in companies like Starbucks, Dynamic Life (Health Clubs Franchising), New York College Educational Group and TEAM Consulting Services. She has also developed training material for traditional forms of learning like workshops and seminars, as well as e-learning platforms. Constantina became a member of Being ESSENTIAL & VISIBLE Team in 2015 in the areas of Corporate Training, Seminar Facilitation and Development. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Organizational Psychology with specialization in Leadership, while she has developed a long experience in the areas of Communication, Corporate Training and Development.
Dimitra graduated from the University of Athens, with a degree in English Literature. She studied acting in the schools of Art Theatre - Carolos Coun and P. Katselis and took additional classes in ballet and singing. She has a renowned career as a theatre, TV and film actress, and has won several prizes including the M. Kotopouly Prize for her performance in the “Quartet” by Henry Miller, directed by G. Michaelidis; the National Award for Leading Female Actress, in “The Other Side”, by T. Psarras; National Award for Leading Female Actress in “Life on Sale”, by F. Siskopoulou; and National Award for Supporting Female Actress, in “Such a Long Absence”, by S. Tsiolis. She has a long teaching experience in the national theatre school, and since 2003 she teaches Directing Actors – Actor’s Point of View, at New York College.
Dimitris holds a Bachelor Degree in Cinematic and Audiovisual Studies and Master Degree in Cinematic and Audiovisual Studies from the University of Paris 8. Mr. Panagiotatos has produced and directed eleven feature films, while he has been the author of Author of the Books: Eroticism in Films; Fantastic Cinema; Fantastic Literature; Lovers Beyond Time (Later made into film); and the Editor of the series Camera Obscura (Books based on Famous Movies). He has a long teaching experience in Film Studies, and since 2001 has been the Academic Director of the New York College Department of Film & TV Studies.
Anna has completed her PhD in Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton, UK. Before that, she was awarded the M.A in Management in Language Learning, University of Greenwich, UK and the B.A in Greek Literature, Demokritous University of Thrace, Greece. Anna’s research interests are focused on learning innovation in Higher Education, Autonomy and cognitive psychology. She has presented her innovative research in many conferences in Greece and abroad and she has given presentations to students and teachers on issues of autonomy, instructional technologies and innovative teaching practices.
Christos is an Officer in Hellenic Air Force and a political scientist. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Science from Hellenic Air Force Academy (Athens, Greece, 2001), an MSc in Services Management for Executives from Athens University of Economics and Business (Athens, 2008) and a PhD with Honors in International Relations from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens, 2014). In 2009 he was officially praised from Hellenic Air Force for having at an excellent level the required typical, professional and scientific qualifications, in order to be selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) among 8413 candidates and participating in the astronauts’ selection procedure, thereby promoting the Hellenic Air Force and Greece at a European level. Today, he flies as a Captain for Hellenic Air Force and he teaches International Relations and Ethnic Conflict in New York College. His professional expertise is in the area of Crisis Management, Knowledge Management in Crisis, Leadership, Greek Turkish Relations, Defense and Security. As an active member of his professional community he participates in conferences, and enjoys writing articles (he has written articles for CNN GREECE, Foreign Affairs, The Hellenic Edition, infognomonpolitics.blogspot.gr, OnAlert.gr, geostrategy.gr and anixneuseis.gr). Among his latest scientific works (collaborative work) is “Leadership Proposals for Exiting Crisis” (Papazisis Publications, Athens, 2017).
Elena has received a BA (Hons) double major with distinction in Communication and Media and Cultural Studies with Writing and Publishing from Middlesex University in London, UK. Her passion for Philosophy led her then to Universite Paris VIII in Paris, France to do a BA in Philosophy. Elena also holds an MA (Hons) in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Kent, LCIR, London Centre of International Relations, in the UK and won a scholarship from "A.S.Onassis Public Benefit Foundation for her Ph.D. studies in International Relations with European Environmental Law in the UK. This year, she completed her MBA degree (Executive MBA), at the University of Bolton in the UK with a scholarship from NYC. Elena who grew up in Saudi Arabia and England, has worked as a journalist, broadcasting the news for ANT-1 TV in Athens and forthe BBC World Service Radio in London. Other past employment includes, working for Sotheby's and Harrods in London, UK. At present, she is a course leader and teaches Communication at New York College in Athens. Her main academic interests lay with Philosophy, Existential Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Emotions and Theories of Emotions.
Evanthia, after completed her Bachelor in Greek Literature at the National University of Athens, she continued her studies in the U.S.A. and she received an MA in Linguistics by the Wayne State University in Detroit and a PhD in Linguistics by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following her brilliant studies, Evanthia taught both at the University of Michigan and Oakland University in the U.S.A. She has published in peer-reviewed journals in the Phonetics, which is her area of specialization. At New York College she has been teaching Second Language Acquisition and Research Methods, and she is head supervisor in research dissertation and theses. Evanthia is highly evaluated by her students for her superb support and guidance.
Akis specializes in Business Statistics and International Economics. He holds a PhD from The City University of New York (Graduate School) as well as a Masters of Arts in International Relations. He has been at NYC since 1995 and is a much appreciated faculty member. Students enjoy his approach to teaching that includes current examples, especially those related to the economic crisis in Greece, linked with economic theory and presented in an understandable manner. He is the recipient of the Teacher Excellence Award five times, thus proving his excellent teaching skills.
Dr. Ifigeneia Dosi after completed her Bachelor in Linguistics and Teaching at the School of German Language & Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, she continued her postgraduate studies in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (Μ.Α.) at the same department and in Psycho-/Neurolinguistics in the School of Italian Language and Literature (M.Sc.). She completed her Ph.D. on bilingualism and cognitive abilities in the department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (School of Philology, A.U.Th). Currently, she is a Post-Doctoral researcher in Psycho- & Neurolinguistics in the School of Philology at Democritus University of Thrace. She has also worked as a researcher at several projects (i.e. BALED project, CoLiBi project, project on Education of Foreign and Repatriated Students). Moreover, she has several publications in international journals and announcements in international conferences across Europe and in the U.S.A. Now she is lecturing at Hellenic Open University (distance M.A. programme; courses: Language Development, Language Processing), at Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of NCSR "Democritus" (M.A. programme; course: Language Development, Pathology of Speech, Autism), at Democritus University of Thrace (B.A. and M.A. programmes; courses: Psycho- and Neurolinguistics). In the past, she has lectured in Linguistics in other educational institutions (B.Sc. programmes; courses: Language Development and Bilingualism, Developmental Disorders of Speech and Language, Experimental Linguistics and Psycholinguistics, Linguistic Analysis) and at the University of New York in Prague (M.A. programme, course: Second Language Acquisition). Since 2016, she has been a faculty member of New York College (courses: Applied Linguistics, Advanced Applied Linguistics). Her research interests lie in the areas of: bi- and multilingualism, language and cognitive abilities in typical development and in (developmental and acquired) language disorders.
Dr. Maria Anastasiou after completed her studies on History at the Ionian University Greece, she continued her studies in the U.K and she received an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies by the University of Lancaster and a PhD in International Relations and European Studies by the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Her expertise is Democratization in the Middle East and the Politics of Authoritarian Regimes in the MENA region. Her academic interests lay in Theories and Methodology of International Relations, Middle East Studies, U.S Foreign Policy, Modern and Contemporary European History, European Studies and Political Philosophy. At New York College she has been teaching International Relations, U.S History, Survey of World History, World Politics and Ethnic Conflict.
Maria has specialised in Linguistics and Education Management. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Crete, at the Department of Philology, specialising in Linguistics. Afterwards, she pursued an MPhil in Linguistics at the University of Utrecht. The second year of her MPhil program she visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her interest in Language and Education drove her to a second Master on Education Management at the University of Volos. She specialized in Education Policy and more precisely at the impact of Bologna declaration on tertiary education. Maria has recently submitted her PhD dissertation in Linguistics at the University of Crete. Her dissertation focused on the Syntax/semantics of Greek particles. During her studies (BA, Master and PhD) she has received several scholarships from IKY, Merkouri Foundation, and Dretakis scholarship (i.a.).
Maria holds a long experience in teaching in secondary and tertiary education. Apart from teaching, she continues her academic research paticipating in several international and national linguistic conferences. Maria has visited University of Vienna and University of Stuttgart as a researcher, and has participated in summer schools in Boston (co organized by Harvard and MIT), in Saint Petersburg (co-organized by Univ. of Saint Petersburg and New York University) and in Crete (administrator at Creteling summer school). At New York College she teaches Advanced Structure and Meaning Year 3, BA H English Language and ELT of the University of Greenwich.
Maria holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics, University of Athens, 2009 (with a unanimous ‘Excellent” designation); MSc in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, University of Edinburgh (with distinction); and an MSc in Cultural Management, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (with distinction). Maria has been the recipient of a number of scholarships, including the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarship in the U.K. and the “A.S. Onassis” Public Benefit Foundation Scholarship. Before joining New York College, she taught Greek as a second/foreign language at the Modern Greek Language Teaching Centre of the University of Athens. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and worked as an editor, translator and script writer. At New York College she teaches Semantics, Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition Theories. She co- organised the International Conference on “Making Research in SLA Usable for Instruction and Instructors” in cooperation with the University of Greenwich Research Centre “Carole”. Her academic interests lie in the fields of sociolinguistics (language variation, standardization, ideology and attitudes), pragmatics, discourse analysis, language learning and teaching.
Giota holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK; MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language, University of Birmingham, UK; and BA (Hons) in English Language Teaching, University of Greenwich, UK. Giota’s expertise lies with international students from different ethnic backgrounds, and with communicative strategies in foreign language teaching as a result of her research focus. She has been teaching English Language classes to undergraduate and graduate students at New York College whilst she continues her research on individual differences of learners.
Patricia’s studies are of a very high standard. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the famous University College London and an MA in Stylistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. She has taught in the UK and Greece and she has delivered numerous seminars in Arts and Literature. She has published a number of articles in journals and has presented in international conferences. In addition to teaching at New York College, Patricia is currently working as a research fellow at the University of Oxford in the UK. Patricia’s unique approach to teaching and learning has made her classes exciting and rewarding. Her passion for teaching and individual attention as well as herin-depth theoretical knowledge enable her to make even the most complex ideas in linguistics comprehensible and interesting.
Sylvia has completed her studies in two of the most well-known Universities in the world: PhD in English from the University of Cambridge, U.K; and MA in Modern Literature and Culture awarded with Distinction, from the University of York, U.K Sylvia’s research interests include Digital Humanities esp. resources and teaching tools, while she has gained experience in the Intermedia Research Group, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, of the University of Cambridge. She has also taught in the U.K and Greece language learners and undergraduate students and she has supervised MA and MPhil Dissertations. Her latest research work includes a research position in the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Sylvia’s teaching approach is inspiring. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior.
Makis is a graduate of the Film Department of New York University where he has earned a Master of Arts Degree in Film and Television Production. He graduated with honors -“Excellence in Film Directing". He has directed various video and television productions here in Greece and has worked with studios in the USA such as Warner Brother, Paramount Pictures PBS. His filmography includes feature films, short films, documentaries, and animated film. He has been awarded for his feature film ‘ΡΟΔΙΝΑ ΑΚΡΟΓΙΑΛΙΑ’ , his short films ‘ΤΡΙΑΔΑ’ and ‘ADTR’. His film ‘Relics’ won several awards –for directing, acting, photography, and Best Film. Since 2001 Mr. Hatzis has been an instructor at New York College. He has been teaching the courses ‘Directing on a Filmset’-giving students practical experience in directing. He has also been teaching the course ‘Cinematography: Visualization and Exposure’-working with students on their final individual film project guiding them to produce work to present at festival competitions.
Electra holds an M.A in Cinema, Audiovisual, Television and an B.A in Cinema Studies from University Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne. (1990). Elektra has 20 years of experience in film and digital video editing in Greece. Among her collaborations, there are many awarded films in Thessaloniki International Festival, especially the Documentary Section and she has been awarded for editing in Drama Short Film Festival twice. She has worked as a director for a National Geographic Greece documentary, entitled Smyrna-History's Greatest Trek, based on the famous article by Melville Chater in NG, 1925. As passionated with film sound theory and practice, she has participated in numerous conferences about cinema sound, exploring technical and aesthetic issues. She teaches Editing and Sound Design.
Jenny is an experienced educator and offers her professional services for consulting in Marketing and also conducting corporate training seminars. She has a vast knowledge as educator and communicator specializing in issues involving the coupling of educational training to labour market needs. Her University studies ranges from the Faculty of Law - Department of Political Science and Public Administration (Communications / Mass Media specialization) in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens to the Organization and Administration of Education from the same university along with a supplementary program named key-skills (Development of Basic Workable skills). She has also completed the Total Quality Management in Education from the Hellenic Open University and she holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and Communication with new Technologies from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She has written the material of Marketing in Tourism for educational purposes in Level 5 Institutes and Marketing and Communication for Educational Institutes for the E-learning programme of Piraeus University, as well as English for Business for the e-learning programme of University of loannina, among others. Being a member of the Hellenic Adult Education Association, she has participated in the “Educate” program, an international project with partners from 7 European Countries, aiming at improving the quality of education. Nowadays, she is pursuing an academic career as she is a PHD candidate in Athens Business School of Economics as well as a tutor in the BA Business of the University of Greenwich in two specializations, those of Marketing and Tourism. Her wide expertise is an asset for any educational program, which seeks high quality standards and opts for specific measurable results.
Katerina studied photography in film schools in Greece, Italy and Australia. Since 1990 she has been working as director of photography in feature film and short films, many of which have been awarded in Greek and international festivals (Drama, Thessaloniki, Alexandria). She has also worked for television in documentaries, series and advertising. Since 1992 she has worked in the design of lighting in more than 300 theatrical performances (opera, concerts, musical performances and dance theaters in Greece and abroad). In addition, in August 2004 she undertook lighting design of the ceremony of gymnastics at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Katerina is a member of the GSC and the Hellenic Academy of Cinematography and has been a member of the Preliminary Committee of the Film Festival Thessaloniki and Drama. Since 2005 she has been teaching at New York College in the department Film Studies as the Director of Cinema Photography and Camera.
Kelley holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science from Richmond: the American International University in London and a Masters degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics. She has been teaching at New York College since 1994 and has won the Teacher Excellence Award six times. Her experience of both American and British educational systems as well as her sociological training enables her to advise and assist students throughout their studies.
Leo is a historian, a political scientist and a political analyst. Leo has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), and two graduate degrees (MAs) in European History from University College Cork (Cork, Republic of Ireland) and Diplomacy, with an international conflict management concentration, from Norwich University (Northfield, Vermont, USA). Leo has been a Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Center for European Studies (EKEM) that serves as the Hellenic (Greek) Foreign Ministry’s think-tank. In addition, he has 15 years of teaching experience in History, Government and Politics, and International Relations at several international institutions in the Greek capital. He is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching American, Art, Hellenic, Islamic, and World history, Government and Politics, and International Relations at New York College, in his seventh year of teaching American, Balkan, Cypriot, Russian, and World history as well as International Relations for Empire State College (State University of New York), and in his seventh year as head of NYC’s International Relations Dept. Furthermore, his responsibilities include the office of Academic Director of Graduate Studies for Ecole Superieure de Gestion, Paris School of Business IMBA and Executive MBA programs, hosted by the New York College Educational Group in Athens, Greece. Leo has appeared several times on Greek and Arab (Al-Jazeera International) television, as well as Radio France International, as a political analystvis-à-vis American and Greek political developments. His papers include: “Re-Examining the 1925 Bulgarian Incident,” “To what extent has the United States used the international economic system in order to exert power in global politics?,” “Evaluating peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace enforcement in Kosovo,” “Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Kosovo,” “Organizing and conducting a future military intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina.”
Mr Athanasios Mavroulis holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict & Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London, and has also studied for an MSc in International Management for China at the same university. He also holds a BA degree in History & International Relations (ACT), and a Certificate in Disaster Preparedness from the University of Pittsburg. He has worked as Project Manager for international projects supported by the EU, UNESCO, USAID and other international organizations, and has fieldwork experience with the Hellenic Red Cross. As an entrepreneur and business consultant he worked and travelled extensively in China and other Asian and African countries. For the past decade he has been working as Key Account Manager for IKEA, having received trainings from IKEA of Sweden AB in supply chain management, quality assurance, health and safety at the workplace, and protection of the environment, while gaining extensive experience in operations management and new product development. At New York College he has been teaching undergraduate courses since 2005 in Cross Cultural Management, Chinese Studies, International History and International Organizations.
Maria Ampatzi has a BA (Hons) degree in Linguistics with Literature and Spanish, from the University of Hertfordshire (UK). She also holds an MA degree in Forensic Linguistics, gained from Cardiff University (UK). She is a certified interlocutor for the ‘Language Cert’ oral examinations and counts many years of teaching experience with children, adolescents and adults, in both personal and classroom environment. She has attended national and international conferences and seminars on various issues regarding education, teaching, basic principles of criminal investigation and the use of linguistic evidence for forensic purposes. She has periodically worked with private and state bodies, as a researcher and observer, concerning terrorism matters. Her research interests include communication in terrorism, authentication and authorship attribution in terrorist proclamations and other suicide, threat and blackmail documentation, police questioning of vulnerable witnesses (minors), as well as voice and sound analysis of identical twins. She teaches Linguistics and English to various undergraduate programs, supervises dissertations and is a member of New York College Faculty since 2015.
Mrs Christodoulou holds an undergraduate degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in English language and literature. She also holds an MA in Inclusive Education from UCL Institute of Education, London UK. She has also obtained a BTEC Professional Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties and Dyslexia by EDEXCEL and she is a Qualified Teacher by the Department for Education, National College of Teaching and Leadership, UK. She is currently undertaking the DELTA qualification. Olga started her career as an EFL instructor in language schools and since she has worked in private schools and colleges serving in various positions. She has been publishing articles in Humanising Language Teaching magazine and she has been participating in TESOL Macedonia-Thrace conventions. Ηer main research interests include: Dyslexia and EFL teaching, Specific learning difficulties and Inclusion. Currently she is a Lecturer of Inclusive Education, at the BA (Hons) English and English Language teaching of the University of Greenwich, as well as an EAP and Business English instructor at the BA in Management of Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole both offered in New York College, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Mrs Gantina born in Thessaloniki. She has more than twenty five years’ experience in senior positions in Greek and International companies. She holds an MA in Business Communication and Public Relations and BBA Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Houston. For several years she was a member of the Board of Directors and/or senior manager of companies in the textile manufacturing industry. Since 2001 she teaches at tertiary level and in 2011 she became a partner in "For Communication" a Marketing & Public Relations Firm. She is a member of the Governing Committee of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) for the Macedonia Regional Department and president of The Sector of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs (TOGME) for the Macedonia Regional Department.
Mrs Malinaki Evanthia, PhD Candidate at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Mrs Eva Malinaki after completed her Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Media at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, she received an MA in Communication and Culture where she graduated with excellence. Currently she is a PhD Candidate at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and for her excellent doctoral studies she has been awarded with a scholarship from Onassis Foundation. Eva Malinaki has also participated in many international scientific conferences in the field of communication. She has worked as a journalist for the major newspapers and magazines in Thessaloniki as well as a communication consultant in advertizing and PR agencies and local beneficial organizations. Since 2010 she has also been working as an adult teacher specializing in the fields of journalism, marketing, and communication. She is also a certified adult trainer from the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP).
Mrs Zografaki completed her Business studies in Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki and received her Master’s degree in Business Analysis from Lancaster University in the UK. Yota has a very wide business experience working on FMCGs, services and non-profits in multi national corporations (Procter & Gamble), her own advertising agency (ORAMADIRECT) and NGOs (Arcturos). She has given many speeches and run many workshops on Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Public speaking and currently is a trainer and mentor in two start up hubs. Apart from Greek and English, she also speaks German and Italian. Yota has been part of NYC team since the beginning, has taught Marketing, Communication and Business modules in all Undergraduate and Graduate programmes of the school and has received the Excellence in Teaching Award.
Mrs. Karabiberi holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MA in TESL/TEFL from St Michael’s College in Vermont, USA. She has been a teacher of English since 1992 and has also had a considerable amount of experience in teacher training in EFL as she has taught online and face-to-face Diploma courses in TESOL Level 5 and Level 7. She has conducted classroom observations in private language schools involving structured feedback to the trainees as well as workshops in Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties, in Teaching English to (Very) Young Learners and a number of exam-oriented workshops for teacher certification. She is currently employed as a teacher educator in the Greenwich TEFL program She teaches EAP and exam preparation courses and lectures on the 19th Century English Novel in the department of New York College.
Mrs. Soldatou studied Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued her postgraduate studies in Counseling at the University of Sheffield as well as in Special Education and Education at the University of Macedonia. In the year of 2008 she began practicing the profession of psychologist at a nonprofit organization as a manager of a counseling program for children with chronic illnesses. She continued her professional career collaborating with private counseling and psychological support centers for children, teenagers and parents as well as with Aristotle University by implementing educational and counseling programs for Roma children. She has participated in pan-Hellenic conferences of psychology and special education by presenting a program of emotional intelligence for children with autism as part of her personal research. She teaches psychology courses and supervises diploma theses in private higher education institutions over the last four years. At NY College she teaches Cultural Psychology and Forensic Psychology.
Panagiota holds two undergraduate degrees, one from the Ionian University in Translation and one from the American College of Greece in Marketing and Management. She also holds an MA in TEFL/TESL from the University of Birmingham, UK. Panagiota started her career as an EFL instructor in a language school and since 2001 she has been working in New York College where she first taught ESL and Academic Writing classes and later became the Head of the English Department for a number of years. Currently, she is a Lecturer in the BA in TESOL in conjunction with the University of Greenwich at New York College as well as an MA dissertation supervisor. She has also worked in the Pre-sessional Program of the University of Liverpool, UK and she is an Oral Examiner for the University of Michigan English Language Examinations. Panagiota’s research interest is in Language Testing and Assessment and she has given relevant presentations in conferences. She’s also a member of TESOL Greece, the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) and the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).
Pantelis was born in Athens and studied at the Stavrakou Film School. He worked initially as an assistant director and made his first short in 1965. Since then his films have won international acclaim and numerous awards establishing his reputation as one of the foremost Greek film directors of his generation. Pantelis Vouglaris has also directed several documentaries for Greek television and the hour-long documentary on the poet Yannis Ritsos for German Television. He has also directed for the stage.
Vicky studied French and Greek Literature at the University of Athens, translation at the CTL (Centre de la Traduction Litteraire) de l’ Institut Francais d’ Athenes. She has translated a great number of novels from French to Greek, most of them classified as famous classic French literature, for well-known Greek publishers, such as: Lettres de Madame de Sevigne, Anatoles Frances’s: Histoire Comique, Alfred de Musset’s short stories, Paula Jacques’s: La Descente au Paradis, etc. From 1998 she writes as a professional scriptwriter, for cinema and Greek TV. She is member of Scriptwriters’ Guild of Greece since 2003, she served also as a member of the Board (2007). Her first novel “Aorates Fones” was voted among the ten best novels of the year (Public 2015) and her second novel “Ammos sto vitho” was also shortlisted in the above competition. She teaches Screenwriting at New York College.
Voula studied Economics and Business at the School of Economics and Business of the Athens University School of Law. She has a career as an Economist in the cinema industry. She has served as the national representative and member of the advisory committee of the European Film Distribution Office (EFDO); national representative of the European Film Academy’s European Film Awards (Felix); and founding member and Greek representative in the European Union’s EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION (E.F.P.). Voula Georgakakou has conducted classes as an expert on film distribution and promotion at many university seminars in Greece and other European countries. Presently she teaches Film Production, Distribution and Promotion at the Film and Television Department of New York College in Athens.