Alexaki, Mariangela

Mariangela Alexaki holds a B.A. in Translation from the Ionian University, Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting. She has been working as a freelance translator since 2007, after completing her translation traineeship with the European Parliament in Luxembourg. Her working languages include Greek, English, and German. Ms. Alexaki specializes in medico-pharmaceutical, business-technical, marketing, legal, EU-related, and real estate translation, and transcreation. Mariangela teaches in the MAT program at Hellenic American University.

Anagnostopoulou, Tatiana

Tatiana Anagnostopoulou has been working as a freelance interpreter and translator since 1994. Having discovered the beauty of languages and communication at an early age, she attended several intensive courses in interpreting abroad. After obtaining her degree in French Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, she attended a 600-hour course in interpreting, under the auspices of the EU. Since then, she has accumulated more than 27 years of interpreting experience at conferences, congresses, meetings, and events, providing simultaneous, consecutive, and other forms of interpretation. She has specialized in medical, financial, and legal terminology and her working languages are Greek, English, French and Spanish. Tatiana is an adjunct faculty member teaching in the MACI program.

Andreoula, Valentini

Andreoula Valentini holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Deree College, the American College of Greece and a MA in Applied Linguistics from the Hellenic American University. She is also a CRLA certified writing tutor and holds the TESOL level 5. She has recently started her PhD in Applied Linguistics at the Hellenic American University. Her experience includes 15 years at the Bank of Cyprus in Greece, during which she was a trainer for 3 years, teaching Accounting to staff of all levels. The last 3 years she has been working at the Hellenic American Union as a teacher of various levels and age groups, while also teaching English, voluntarily, to the children of the Hatzikonsta Foundation for the Educational Support of Young People.

Apostolopoulou, Nellie

Nellie Apostolopoulou is a conference interpreter and translator. A graduate in Linguistics from the University of Lausanne, she followed a 6-month internship in Conference Interpreting in 1990-1991, before beginning her career as a freelance interpreter and translator in Greece and abroad. She specializes in financial, scientific, technical and medical conference interpreting and translations. In 2015 she embarked upon the project of NGO METADRASI, working as a community interpreter for asylum seekers. That same year, together with another conference interpreter, she co-founded Catalava, the first Greek remote simultaneous interpretation platform. She teaches in the MACI program.

Arsenis, Eugenia

Eugenia Arsenis is a director and dramaturg who has collaborated with international cultural organizations such as Royal Albert Hall, the San Francisco Opera Center and Center for Contemporary Opera, Skylight Music Theatre, Oakland Opera House, the Greek National Opera, Megaron Athens Concert Hall, and the National Theatre of Northern Greece. She is the designer and Coordinator of the Minor in Theater and Performance at the Hellenic American University and Coordinator of the Acting for Opera at the Contemporary Conservatory of Athens. She studied Dramaturgy and Directing at the Department of Drama, Theatre and Media Arts at Royal Holloway University of London. She pursued graduate studies in Philosophy at University College London and earned her Doctorate in Philosophical Aesthetics, Opera and Greek Tragedy at the University of London. She was Visiting Researcher at the School of Music of the College of Fine Arts at Boston University for Musical Analysis and Opera Directing. She has held numerous grants and fellowships from organizations such as the Fulbright Foundation, the Onassis Foundation, the National Bank Cultural Foundation, New York Film Academy, and the Royal Holloway University of London. She is currently the President of the Hellenic Center of the International Theatre Institute, Registrar of Public Relations of the Hellenic Theatre Studies Association, and member of the Greek Directors’ Guild. She is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the General Education program.

Artelaris, Gerasimos

Gerasimos Artelaris studied physics at the University of Patras (BSc in Physics) and the application of natural sciences in archaeology at the University of Liverpool (MSc in Archaeology), with additional studies in sustainability at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Lund University. He is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in science communication. He taught archeoastronomy in the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean and since 2018 has been an instructor in physics and electronics at the Training Directorate of Hellenic Aerospace Industry. He is also an amateur astrophotographer, actor. and theatrical director. He is an adjunct faculty member at Hellenic American University, where he teaches in the General Education program.

Athanasekou, Eve

Eve Athanasekou holds an Honors Degree in Law from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, a M.Sc. in Information Technology and a Ph.D. in Law (Internet Law), both awarded by the University of Glasgow and funded by the Hellenic State Scholarship Foundation. Her doctoral thesis focused on the interaction of modern technological issues and the traditional interpretation of law. She specializes in computer and Internet law, the history, sociology and philosophy of law, intellectual property and real estate law. Between 2000 and 2003 she was the co-editor of artzine, a bilingual electronic magazine on art and technology. She is a practicing lawyer who also teaches law and computer science at the university of Glasgow. She is currently with the Legal Department of the Hellenic Notaries Association. Her research interests include Internet law, ancient Greek law and Roman law, Ancient Greek and Byzantine social and economic history and Modern Greek constitutional history. She is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the General Education program.

Bacigal, Stephen

Stephen Bacigal is a writer, analyst and editor on the President’s Project Team at Hellenic American University and the University’s Director of Institutional Research and Assessment. He also serves as Director of Planning and Research at Hellenic American Union. A graduate of Rutgers University (B.A. in the City and Social Change) and Harvard University (M.Div.), he has taught English for academic and professional purposes in both higher and continuing education settings, including King’s College (London), the National School of Public Administration, and Hellenic American Union, where he now leads seminars in digital content writing, business communications and presentation design. Mr. Bacigal teaches in the BAELL and Business programs at Hellenic American University as an adjunct faculty member.

Barton, Gregory

Gregory Barton is pursuing a Doctorate in Education from Johns Hopkins University with a specialization in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education. His dissertation will focus on the benefits of a balanced curriculum of arts, academics, and athletics to build well-rounded citizens and future leaders. Gregory earned his bachelor's degree in 2013 from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and his Master's in Historic Preservation at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Gregory began his career in education at Norfolk Academy, a co-education private school in Norfolk, Virginia where he taught upper-level art history and studio art courses, and coached American football, basketball, and lacrosse. In 2019, Gregory accepted a position at Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece. He served as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs and International Programs and established and coached the HAU varsity soccer and basketball teams. Since March of 2021, Gregory has worked as the Director of Promise at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, Gregory and his brother have owned and operated Hamptons Surf Company since 2015, an artist collective that works with charities and foundations on issues ranging from environmental injustices to domestic violence. Gregory is an adjunct faculty member in the General Education Program, teaching art and IT courses.

Bell, Cameron

Cameron Bell is a doctoral candidate at Panteion University in the Department of International, European, and Area Studies, and resident research fellow at the Institute for International Relations (IDIS), Athens, Greece. He specializes in and teaches courses on the contemporary and transnational history of the Eastern Mediterranean, political risk management, and the evolving infodemic. From 2018 - 2020, Cameron was associate director at Veracity, a risk advisory firm, where he provided corporate and private equity clients with transaction due diligence in the EMEA region. Prior to Veracity, Cameron was a visiting fellow at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, where he conducted field research on energy pipelines and subsequently presented his work in Iraq, Israel, and Egypt. Previously, Cameron was associate at Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC Group) and focused on project delivery and digital transformation in the construction sector. From 2009 - 2011, Cameron worked at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, for senior fellow Dr. Condoleezza Rice, serving as teaching assistant, aide, and researcher on international politics and security. He began his career as an intern in the Bush White House. Cameron holds a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford (Balliol College), and a Bachelor of Arts with honors, also from Stanford University. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the General Education and Business programs.

Chalaux-Moyas, Francoise

Francoise Chalaux - Moyas teaches French as a foreign language at the French Institute of Athens (IFA). She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in France at Paris IX-Dauphine and a M.Sc. in Shipping and Finance at the City University Business School in London. French is her native language; she is also fluent in English and Greek. Since 2000 she has been teaching Economy and French Business Language at IFA and also prepares students for the French Chamber of Commerce exams and the Greek Diplomatic Academy. In addition, she is responsible for giving French lessons to the executive staff of many major multi-national companies. She also collaborates with the Economic Mission of the French Embassy in Greece. Recently, Francoise Moyas has been volunteering her services in Athens, Greece by teaching French to Syrian Refugees who are awaiting relocation to France. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the General Education program.

Chrousos, George

Professor George Chrousos is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Endocrinology, holder of the UNESCO Chair on Adolescent Health Care, Director of the University Research Institute on Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine at the NKUA, and Senior Investigator at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. Professor Chrousos pioneered studies that elucidated the effects of stress on the organism at the behavioral, neuroendocrine, cellular and molecular levels and made seminal observations in the glucocorticoid signaling system of the cell and deciphered some of its key clinical implications. Professor Chrousos’s work has been cited over 157,000 times (H-index192) making him one of the top 100 cited authors (Google Scholar April 2020). He has received numerous major awards, including the Fred Conrad Koch Award, the highest honor of the US Endocrine Society. Professor Chrousos is the Director of the Hellenic American University M.S. in Stress and Health Management Program.

Daskalopoulou, Nagia

Nagia Daskalopoulou holds two Masters of Arts, one in Translation (2016) and one in Conference Interpreting (2017) at Hellenic American University. She has been working as a freelance translator and conference interpreter in Greek and English, mainly on EU programs, legal translation, literary translation and conference interpreting (e.g. UNHCR, EU GRAGE Project, ΕU TRITON Project, Greek Ministries, Government Gazettes of Greece). She is the translator of the award-winning novel “Unsheltered” (2020), written by Barbara Kingsolver, an American novelist and poet. Since 1998, she has been teaching English as a foreign language to Greek young learners and adults at the Foreign Language School she owns and runs, being the Director of Studies. She holds a Diploma in TESOL-Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, Hellenic American University, Centre of Applied Linguistics and Language Studies (2008).

She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in teaching the Greek language (National and Kapodistrian University, 1997). She is a member of the Panhellenic Association of Language School Owners-Teachers, a member of the Exams Guidelines Committee of the aforementioned association and a member of the Professional Chamber of Athens. Ms Daskalopoulou is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the MAT program.

Davou, Maria

Maria Davou is a teacher, teacher trainer and researcher. She has an MA in TESOL, from St Michael’s College, and began her PhD in Applied Linguistics at Lancaster University, UK. She is now completing her PhD at the Hellenic American University. She has received an ESRC research award for her research in Second Language Acquisition. Her other research interests include Language Development, Language Assessment, Multilingualism, Language Teaching and Pedagogy. She studied SLA with Suzanne Flynn at MIT in Boston and completed an ALTE course on Speaking Assessment with Linda Taylor at the University of Valencia. She has more than twenty-five years experience in teaching, teacher training and TESOL Management in Greece, the UK and the US. Maria is a language school owner in Athens, promoting alternative and experiential models of teaching. She has been working as a Director of Studies for Brighton College, UK and she is an international trainer and academic consultant for Oxford University Press and Pearson Publishing, and Argyri-Laimou primary school. She is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the MAAL program.

Delli, Vassiliki

Vassiliki Delli holds a first-class degree from the Department of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She received her first Master’s degree in General and Comparative Literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a second Master’s in European Studies, Department of International and European Economic Studies, AUEB. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Athens. She has taught English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes at higher education institutions including the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus and the University of Patras. She has also taught literature, writing and Public Speaking at Hellenic American University. Her teaching interests include Business English, Intercultural Business Communication, Cultural Studies and Literary Theory. She is an adjunct faculty member and teaches in the BAELL program.

Dimakis, Athanasios

Athanasios Dimakis holds an MA (with distinction) from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Ph.D. (with distinction) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens for a dissertation on Moral Vision in the Philosophy and Fiction of Iris Murdoch. He is now conducting postdoctoral research for the “Hotels and the Modern Subject: 1890-1940” (HOTEMS) project, funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation. He has published in periodicals such as Studies in the Literary Imagination, Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal, and The Iris Murdoch Review. He has contributed essays to the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies, Palgrave Macmillan (2021), Hotel Modernisms, Routledge (2023), and other collective works. His research interests include 20th Century (British) Hellenism and modernism. In 2020, he was awarded the William Godshalk Prize for new Durrell scholarship by the International Lawrence Durrell Society. He has recently been elected Board Member of the same society.

Downey, Nigel

Nigel Downey is currently the Director of the Office for Language Assessment (OLA) at the Hellenic American University. He holds an M.A. in TESOL from St. Michaels College, Vermont, USA, and holds the RSA Diploma (now called DELTA). His Ph.D. research is in the field of English-language listening comprehension. He has been in the TESOL profession in Greece for over twenty-five years as a teacher and teacher trainer, and has taught M.A. courses in the US and Greece. Since 2004, he has also been working in the field of language assessment at the Hellenic American University.

Nigel has written and collaborated on a number of books and articles in language teaching and testing, and has served on the Board of TESOL Greece as Secretary General and Treasurer, and the Board of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) as Treasurer. He has taught courses for the M.A. in Applied Linguistics at the Hellenic American University on Listening and Speaking, Methodology and Language Assessment.

Floratos, Stavroula

Stavroula Floratos holds both a M.S. Ed. degree in Literacy and a B.S. Ed. degree in Secondary Education and History from St. John’s University, New York, USA. She holds a New York State teaching license, a certificate in Training in School Violence Prevention and Intervention as well as a certificate in English Language Teaching. Involved in education since 2006, Ms. Floratos has extensive experience teaching all levels and age groups and has been particularly active in Literacy Awareness.

Geka, Vasiliki

Vassiliki (Bessy) Geka holds a B.A (summa cum laude) in English Language and Literature and an M.A. (summa cum laude) in Applied Linguistics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). She also holds a PhD (Hons with distinction) from the same university, while her doctoral research was awarded with scholarships (Tokyo Sylff Foundation Scholarship) and prizes in conferences (Bangor UK-CLA). During her studies, Bessy was also awarded both scholarships and prizes of Record Achievement by the State Foundation of Scholarships (ΙΚΥ) and the Department of Bequests of NKUA. She has served as a member of the Executive Board of TESOL Greece and as its vice-chair twice. In the past, she also served as a Research Associate of the RCeL of NKUA. She started teaching at HAU in 2010 and in 2014, was promoted to the position of Academic Coordinator of the English Language Program. In September 2020, she was further promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Centre of Applied Linguistics and Language Studies of HAU. Bessy is also a Professor of English at the Hellenic Police Academy. Her academic interests are quite diverse, ranging from Applied and Cognitive Linguistics to more theoretical aspects of language. She is currently an adjunct faculty member teaching in the MAAL.

Hassan, Hesham

Hesham M. Hassan holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Byzantine Philology from the University of Athens and Classical Philology from the University of Cairo. In 2000 he established the Arabic Language Teaching Center at the Cultural Center of the Embassy of Egypt in Athens, and in 2004 he was appointed director of the Teaching Center. In 2006 he helped found the Arabic-Greek Translation Program at the Hellenic American Union, the first program in Greece that introduces students not only to language skills, but focuses mostly on the techniques of the written language. Since 2009 he teaches Arabic Language at the Hellenic American University in Athens and in 2012 he started teaching Arabic in College Year in Athens (CYA). He is a reviewer in the journal “Byzantina Symmeikta” which is published by the Hellenic National Research Center. Among his recent publications are “The Influences of Ancient Greek Drama on Modern Egyptian Theatre,” in Staging of Classical Drama around 2000, eds. Sipova N. P. and Sarkissian A., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, U.K. 2007; “The Swine in Arabic Literature,” Scientific Annals of the School of Philosophy, University of Athens 39 (2007/2008) [in Greek]; and “YusifIdris: Two Short Stories ‘The Journey’ & ‘The Swallow and the Cable,’” Journal of Oriental and African Studies 17 (2008).

His research interests aim at AraboByzantine relations, translation, and teaching Arabic as a foreign language.

Hoffnagle, Kim

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, Printmaking), Kim has lived in Athens since 2002, working as an art director, illustrator, and graphic designer. In addition to being an avid student of history and an often-disturbed reader of politics, he also writes his own music. He now teaches in the arts program as an adjunct faculty member at Hellenic American College.

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