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President: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos

Vice President of Financial Affairs:

Dr. Chris Sakellariou, Associate Professor of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Vice President of Academic Affairs:

Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.

Vice President of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT):

Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology & Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

Vice President of Research:

Dr. George Poulos, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of South Africa, South Africa.

 

Research Divisions and Research Units

(The Association is currently organized into seven research divisions and thirty-seven research units. All members responsible for a division or a research unit are strictly appointed on non-paid base)

A. Arts and Humanities Research Division

Director: Dr. David Philip Wick, Professor of History, Gordon College, USA.

B. Human Development Research Division

Director: Dr. Mert Uydaci, Professor, Marmara University, Turkey.

C. Social Sciences Research Division

Director: Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Professor & Director, International Studies Program, Virginia Tech-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

D. Business and Law Research Division

Director: Dr. Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, USA.

Research Units

Research Units

Research Units

Research Units

History Research Unit

Head: Dr. Jayoung Che, Research Professor, Institute for the Mediterranean Studies, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea.

Languages & Linguistics Research Unit

Head: Dr. Gilda Socarras, Assistant Professor, Auburn University, USA.

Literature Research Unit

Head: Dr. Stamos Metzidakis, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA.

Philosophy Research Unit

Head: Dr. Patricia Hanna, Professor, University of Utah, USA.

Visual and Performing Arts Research Unit

Head: Dr. Stephen Andrew Arbury, Professor of Art History, Radford University, USA.

Education Research Unit

Head: Dr. Alexander Makedon, Professor of Philosophy of Education, Arellano University in Manila, Philippines.

Sports Research Unit

Head: Christos Anagnostopoulos, Associate Professor, Molde University College, Norway, & Associate Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus.

Tourism Research Unit

Head: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Researcher, Bank of Greece, Greece.

Culture Research Unit (under review)

Head (Acting): Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Affairs of ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.

Leisure & Recreation Research Unit (under review)

Head (Acting): Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Affairs of ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.

Economics Research Unit

Head: Dr. John Roufagalas, Professor of Economics, Troy University, USA.

Sociology Research Unit

Head:  Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece.

Psychology Research Unit

Head: Dr. Thanos Patelis, Senior Associate, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, USA & Research Scholar, Fordham University, USA.

Politics & International Affairs Research Unit

Head (Acting): Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Professor & Director, International Studies Program, Virginia Tech-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

Mass Media & Communication Research Unit

Head: Dr. Yorgo Pasadeos, Professor, University of Alabama, USA.

Anthropology Research Unit

Head (Acting): Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Professor & Director, International Studies Program, Virginia Tech-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

Population & Demography Research Unit

Head (Acting): Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Professor & Director, International Studies Program, Virginia Tech-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

Accounting & Finance Research Unit

Head: Dr. Peter Koveos, Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.

Management Research Unit

Head: Dr. Sharon Claire Bolton, Professor of Organizational Analysis - Head, The Management School, University of Stirling, UK.

Marketing Research Unit

Head: Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Law Research Unit

Head: Dr. David A. Frenkel, LL.D., Emeritus Professor, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, and School of Law, Carmel Academic Centre, Haifa, Israel.

Research-Administrative Assistants:

Ms. Zoi Charalampous

Ms.Gianna Nebunu

Research-Administrative Assistants:

Mr. Apostolos Kotsaspyrou

Ms. Fani Balaska

Ms. Eirini Lentzou

Research-Administrative Assistants:

Ms. Despoina-Eirini Katzoli

Research-Administrative Assistants:

Ms. Mariza Arvaniti

Ms. Victoria Mousteri

 

 

 

 

 

E. Natural & Formal Sciences Research Division

Director (acting): Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

F. Engineering & Architecture Research Division

Director: Dr. Nicholas N. Patricios, Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.

G. Health Sciences Research Division

Director: Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Member of the Executive Committee of ATINER.

Research Units

Research Units

Research Units

Agriculture Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. George Poulos, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of South Africa, South Africa.

Environment  Research Unit

Head: Dr. Nicolas Abatzoglou, Professor, Department of Chemical & Biotechnological Engineering,Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, Chair Pfizer, PAT in Pharmaceutical Engineering, Director GREEN-TPV and GRTP-C & P.

Chemistry Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

Physics Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

Mathematics & Statistics Research Unit

Head: Dr. Codruta Simona Stoica (C.V.), Associate Professor, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania.

Computer Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. Panagiotis Petratos (C.V.), Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.

Architecture Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. Nicholas N. Patricios, Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.

Civil Engineering Research Unit

Head: Dr. Thomas Attard, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

Industrial Engineering Research Unit

Head: Dr. Theodore Trafalis, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering & Director, Optimization & Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, USA.

Mechanical Engineering Research Unit (under review)

Head (acting): Dr. Nicholas N. Patricios, Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.

Electrical Engineering Research Unit (under review)

Head (acting): Dr. Nicholas N. Patricios, Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.

Health Economics & Management Research Unit

Head: Dr. Paul Contoyannis, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, McMaster University, Canada.

Pharmaceutical Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Member of the Executive Committee of ATINER.

Nursing Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Member of the Executive Committee of ATINER.

Public Health Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Member of the Executive Committee of ATINER.

Medicine Research Unit

Head (acting): Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Member of the Executive Committee of ATINER.

Research-Administrative Assistants:

Mr. Kostas Spyropoulos

Research-Administrative Assistants:

Ms. Olga Gkounta

Research-Administrative Assistants:

Ms. Effie Stamoulara