Academic Committee

Academic Committee

Note: According to ATINER’s constitution the academic committee discusses and decides strictly on the academic matters of the Association such as the conference academic subjects, the organization of other events, the publication of books and journals, etc. The academic committee members can also assist as editors of ATINER’s Journals and interim Directors-Heads of the Divisions and Units of ATINER. Despite its strategic role, the academic committee’s opinion is very important and must be taken seriously into consideration by the local board of directors who are responsible for the legal operation of the association in each country. First and foremost, all operations must respect the law of the local (national) legal authorities and by no means their actions must compromise the academic and ethical principles of operations. Given the corruption which is ubiquitous, ATINER must be prepared to “vote with its feet” and find less corruptive and more conducive legal authorities in accepting the Kantian universal law of ethical behaviour. In a platonic ideal, ATINER’s financial operation must be executed in countries that are ranked in the best ten countries of the world of having the less corruptive judicial and tax authorities. Thus, the local boards must always inform the academic committee in detail of all their dealing with national tax and judicial authorities. The academic committee members receive no-salary or any other monetary compensation unless it is part of an external funding. All members of the academic committee are voting members and can participate in the General Assembly with the right to vote and speak.

  1. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER. (cv)
  2. Sharon Claire Bolton, Vice President of Research, ATINER , ex-Dean & Emeritus Professor, The Management School, University of Stirling, Scotland. (cv)
  3. Patricia Hanna, Vice President of Academic Affairs, ATINER, ex-Dean & Professor Emerita, University of Utah, USA. (cv)
  4. Steven Oberhelman, Vice President of International Programs, ATINER,  Interim Dean & Professor of Classics, Holder of the George Sumey Jr Endowed Professorship of Liberal Arts, and Texas A&M University, USA. (cv)
  5. Nicholas N. Patricios, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Analysis, ATINER,  Dean Emeritus & Professor, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA. (cv)
  6. Chris Sakellariou, Vice President of Finance, ATINER & Associate Professor of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. (cv)
  7. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Conferences and Meetings, ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA. (cv)
  8. Demos Vardiabasis, Vice President of Business and Public Affairs & Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University, USA. (cv)
  9. Panagiotis Petratos, Vice President of Administration and ICT, ATINER, Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology & Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA. (cv)
  10. Zoe Boutsioli, Vice President of Publications, ATINER & Teaching Staff, Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus. (cv)