Director, Center for Language Studies
Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics
I was educated at universities in Greece and UK and earned degrees in English and Greek Philology from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and King's College, London. Since 1989 I have been writing various levels of public examinations in Modern Greek in UK and have been involved in training and developing assessment models for MFLs, till now.
I joined the Classics Brown department and the Modern Greek Studies Program in 2001, after working in various institutions in UK and Greece, teaching language and literature.
I discovered the joys of advising in 2006 and have not looked back since. In 2008, I was appointed Director of the Center for Language Studies, a position which was renewed in July 2011. During my tenure as CLS director, I have worked closely with the Sheridan Center to develop training opportunities for students interested in MFL methodology and I am looking forward to more future collaborations.
My research focuses on developing appropriate materials to enhance the language experience and language development of learners of Greek as a foreign language, as well as of heritage learners in general; the incorporation of various cultural narratives (advertising, humor, graffiti, television, music) into all levels of language courses; web applications as instructional tools and the development of effective assessment practices.
Outside work, I devote my time to running, reading, the NY times crossword puzzle and music.