Research Divisions

Research Divisions and Research Units
(The Association is currently organized into seven research divisions and thirty-nine 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.
History Research Unit
Head: Dr. Jayoung Che, Research Professor, Institute for the Mediterranean Studies, Pusan University of Foreign
Languages & Linguistics Research Unit
Head: Dr. Gilda Socarras, Assistant Professor, Auburn University, USA.
Literature Research Unit
Head: Dr. Stamos Metzidakis, Emeritus Professor of French and Comparative Literature, 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.

Research-Administrative Assistants:
Ms. Zoi Charalampous & Ms. Gianna Nebunu
B. Human Development Research Division
Director: Dr. Mary Ellis, Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Singapore.
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, Department of Economic Analysis & Research, Central 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.

Research-Administrative Assistants:
Ms. Fani Balaska & Ms. Eirini Lentzou
C. Social Sciences Research Division
Director: Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Professor & Director, International Studies Program, Virginia Tech-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State 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: Dr. Bettina Koch, Associate Professor of Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA.
Mass Media & Communication Research Unit
Head: Dr. Yorgo Pasadeos, Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama, USA.
Anthropology Research Unit
Head: Dr. Ilja A. Luciak, Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 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.

Research-Administrative Assistants:
Ms. Despoina-Eirini Katzoli
D. Business and Law Research Division
Director: Dr. Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor & Scholar, University of the Pacific, USA.
Accounting Research Unit
Head: Dr. Peter Koveos, Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.
Finance Research Unit
Head: Dr. Peter Koveos, Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.
Management Research Unit
Head: Dr. Sharon Claire Bolton, Dean, 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. Victoria Mousteri
E. Natural & Formal Sciences Research Division
Director (acting): Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.
Agriculture Research Unit
Head (acting): Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.
Biology Research Unit
Head: Dr. Christopher Janetopoulos, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of the Sciences, USA.
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: Dr. Ellene Tratras Contis, Professor of Chemistry, Eastern Michigan University, USA.
Physics Research Unit
Head: Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.
Mathematics & Statistics Research Unit
Head: Dr. Codruta Simona Stoica, Vice-Rector, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania.
Computer Research Unit
Head: Dr. Pascal Jollivet, Associate Professor, Université de Technologie de Compiègne / Sorbonne Université, France.

Research-Administrative Assistants:
Mr. Kostas Spyropoulos
F. Engineering & Architecture Research Division
Director: Dr. Theodore Trafalis, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering &
Director, Optimization & Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, 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 (acting): Dr. Theodore Trafalis, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering & Director, Optimization & Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, USA.
Transportation Engineering Research Unit
Head: Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
Mechanical Engineering Research Unit
Head: Dr. Nikos Mourtos, Professor, San Jose State University, USA.
Electrical Engineering Research Unit (under review)
Head (acting): Dr. Nicholas N. Patricios, Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.

Research-Administrative Assistants:
Ms. Olga Gkounta
G. Health Sciences Research Division
Director: Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Member of the Executive Committee of ATINER.
Health Economics & Management Research Unit
Head: Dr. Paul Contoyannis, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, McMaster University, Canada.
Nursing Research Unit
Head: Dr. Sue Coffey, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada.
Medicine Research Unit
Head : Dr. Andriana Margariti, Lecturer, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.
Pharmaceutical Research Unit
Head : Dr. Ketan Ruparelia, Research Fellow and Part-time Lecturer, De Montfort University, U.K.
Public Health Research Unit
Head (acting): Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Member of the Executive Committee of ATINER.

Research-Administrative Assistants:
Ms. Effie Stamoulara