George A. KoulaouzidesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/george.koulaouzides
Dr. George Koulaouzides was born in the USA in 1967 and grew up in Greece. He lives with his family in Thessaloniki. He studied Applied Mathematics (B.Sc. - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Continuing Education and Training (M.Sc. – University of Surrey) and Adult Education (M.Ed. – Hellenic Open University). His doctoral dissertation (Ph.D. – University of Crete) examined the impact of the biographical paradigm of adult educators to their perception regarding their professional role and function. He participated in the team that designed and implemented the legendary national training program of continuing education instructors (EKEPIS). He designed the accredited training program for the instructors of the National Centre for Public Administration (100 hours) and has more than 3500 hours of instruction in training of trainers programs in various agencies. He is a member of the Scientific Council that supervises the development of the Municipal Lifelong Learning Centres having responsibility for the educational programs of local interest. He has supervised more than 80 M.Ed. dissertations, has translated three books on adult education (by Ira Shor and Paulo Freire, Jack Mezirow and Knud Illeris). He has also edited several volumes of HOU graduate programs in Mathematics and Natural Sciences. His overall published scientific work counts more than 70 papers in scientific journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings. He has also authored a major part of the educational material for the training of the novice HOU tutors. He teaches theory and practice of adult education in the Hellenic Open University (2001 – today), Democritus University of Thrace and University of Macedonia. He is a member of the Board of the Hellenic Adult Education Association (Journal Editor) and represents the HAEA at the European Adult Education Association.