Nautical Education

Τα προγράμματα Ναυτικής Εκπαίδευσης του New York College σε συνεργασία με το έγκριτο Πολυτεχνείο της Βάρνας προσφέρουν στους φοιτητές που διαμένουν στην Ελλάδα την ευκαιρία να κερδίσουν πτυχίο πλοήγησης ή ναυπηγικής συμπληρώνοντας τα δύο πρώτα έτη στην Αθήνα και τα άλλα δύο στη Βάρνα και ταυτόχρονα να αποκτήσουν πτυχίο τριτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης και STCW  Certificate of Competency, το οποίο είναι πλήρως ισοδύναμο με τον αντίστοιχο ελληνικό τίτλο σπουδών. Η συνεργασία με το Πολυτεχνείο της Βάρνας εξασφαλίζει στους αποφοίτους ισοδύναμα εργασιακά δικαιώματα και στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Ένα επιπλέον πλεονέκτημα αποτελεί το γεγονός ότι στο New York College θα διδαχθείς από καθηγητές που έχουν αντίστοιχο πτυχίο και εργάζονται στο χώρο της Ναυτιλίας, ενώ παράλληλα σε φέρνουν σε επαφή με τις μεγαλύτερες ναυτιλιακές εταιρίες στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό.

Your Tutors

Dr. Ioannis Pandithas

Ioannis has graduated from the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus with a Major on Electronic Engineering. He has studied in the University of Liverpool in England and was awarded a Master of Engineering in Microelectronic Systems and Telecommunications, with a research project for Airbus and Flight Refueling LTD and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Microwave Engineering, Plasma Science and Scientific Computing in 2003, funded by the British Government. He has also worked until 2005 for the University of Liverpool as a Senior Research Fellow in various areas of Electronic Engineering and Computing for the British Government and NATO. He has also published seven research papers in Scientific Journals and presented scientific work in eight International Conferences worldwide and co-authored a book concerning the advances in plasma science. In 2007 he received a special Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives for teaching Science and Engineering to the young generations. He has also taught web design, databases and graphics design in the University of Liverpool Continuous Education Scheme. Currently, he is the Associate Dean of Engineering and Informatics in New York College and his expertise focuses on Electronics Engineering (Digital Electronics, Microwave Engineering, Microprocessors) and Computing (Web Development, Databases and Internet Engineering and Security). He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and an Associate Member of the Institute of Physics.

Anna Karantakou

Ms. Karantakou has graduated from the Physics Department of the School of Science of the University of Athens (NKUA). She has received a Master’s Degree in the Control and Computing from the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program of the Physics Department and the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the NKUA. She is a full-time IT and System Engineer in an Information and Technology Service provider company.

Antonis Souras

Antonis has graduated from Essex Law School as well as from the Department of Sociology of Panteion University. He has also completed his postgraduate studies in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton. He is a member of Piraeus Bar Association as of 2016. His working experience is divided into both shipping specialized law firms and maritime companies. He currently works as Head of the Registration Department in Palau International Ship Registry. From 2016 he has been teaching Admiralty Law and Law of the Sea in the department of Nautical Education offered by New York College.

Dr. Iakovos Arapoglou

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. Thanasias Efthymios

Mr Thanasias is a specialist in Occupational Medicine, holding a portfolio of more than 30 companies in the private and public sector in Greece and Cyprus. He is also holding a Ph.D. in Prognostic and Predictive factors for lung cancer from the Medical School of the University of Thessaly, an M.Sc. degree in Environment and Health from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an M.PH. degree in Public Health from the National School of Public Health, and a B.Sc. degree in Medicine from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has been teaching occupational medicine and First Aid for seven years.

Elena Baltzoglou

Eleni is a Graduate of the Department of Applied Mathematics of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and has also been certified as a Mathematics Teacher from the same University. She has also received a Master’s Degree in Marine Engineering Management from the University of Greenwich via collaboration with New York College. She has been teaching mathematics for six years, two of which on different study programmes offered by New York College. Her academic interests involve biostatistics, Data Analysis with R, and Mathematics with Python.

George Paraskevas

Captain George Paraskevas graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos. He is highly skilled Chief Mate of ship irrespective of tonnage with 10 years of experience in navigation, cargo handling and storage, managing operations and crew and operating GMDSS. Extensive background as Master of cargo and passenger ships up to 3000 gt. He is equipped with verifiable leadership and management expertise and experience at ensuring vessel maintenance and operations in compliance with relative guidelines. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Public Administration – University of Athens, Law School. He is a lecturer on maritime training at the New York College.

Iason Dimou

Iason graduated from the Hellenic Naval Academy as Engineer Officer, top in his class, in 2001. He served onboard several ships as third, second and chief engineer for 10 years. During 2008 – 2011, he has been accepted as graduate student in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2011, he earned a Master in Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Naval Engineer Degree. During this period, he wrote and presented several papers related to Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in conferences. One of these papers earned 2010’s best Graduate Paper Award on SNAME’s annual conference. Since 2011, Iason has been teaching subjects related to naval architecture and marine engineering at Hellenic Naval Academy, Hellenic Petty Officer Academy, as well as other professionals at several training schools for chief officers and second engineers (merchant and navy).

Nena Gkorou

Nena is a full-time Mathematics lecturer and Head of Student Advisors at New York College. She holds a Degree from the Department of Mathematics from the University of Crete and a Master’s Degree on Pure Mathematics from the University of Patras. She has been lecturer of Higher-Level Mathematics for eleven years at the Hellenic Air Force Academy and the Technical School of Air Force. She has also conducted seven seminars and workshops on universities and mathematic societies and published four research papers on mathematics and presented her research work four international conferences. She is also a member of the Hellenic Mathematical Society and a member of the Union of Greek Mathematicians.

Nikos Sakellariadis

Captain Nikos Sakellariadis graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos. He did his Master degree in MSC Marine Engineering Management at the Greenwich University. He started his career as deck officer on cruise ships where he obtained valuable knowledge about the ship and the shipping industry. He is working as a lecturer on maritime training at the New York College. Further, Mr. Sakellariadis is assigned the duties of the Seafarer Training Officer at the Human Element Directorate in Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). 

Panagiota Frytzala

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).

Sophia Themelarou

Sophia holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is currently attending a master’s Degree Programme in Marine Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. She has joined Lloyd’s Register of Shipping since 2011 as a Marine Fuel Technology Consultant and has an 8-year teaching experience in Science and Mathematics. Her professional and academic interests include environmental regulations development and compliance and forensic fuel quality investigation.