Professor Peter Nanopoulos - Biography

Prof. Peter Nanopoulos is an educator with over twenty years of teaching and administrative experience in academic and corporate environments in the Silicon Valley and in Greece.  He has served as director of high-profile training and staff development programs in health care organizations, non-profit entities, and technology firms.  His expertise includes Curriculum Development, Instructional Systems Design, Educational Management, Information Systems, and Applied Linguistics in English and Greek.   

From his home in San Jose, he has taught in higher education institutions in the Bay Area and beyond. He is currently teaching at Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business where he is also serving as faculty advisor.  Previous teaching and academic research engagements include the University of San Francisco, School of Business and Professional Studies and the University of California-Santa Cruz, English Language International Program.  In addition, he has served as Computer Science Professor and Computer Science Chair at the University of Indianapolis-Athens; Higher Education Policy analyst at the Ministry of Education in Athens-Greece; Guest Professor of Greek Translation and Interpreting at the Ionian University in Corfu-Greece; and, Information and Communications Technologies advisor with the European Union in Brussels-Belgium.


His academic credentials include a Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration with specialization in integrating technology in the design and implementation of education and training programs; a Master’s degree in Public Administration with focus on Information and Communication Technologies in education, government, and economic development; a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics with specialization on integrating technology in Second Language Acquisition and pedagogy; Certified E-Learning Designer; and, other information technology certifications.  Professional distinctions include Teacher of the Year at the University of San Francisco and Web Instructor of the Year at the University of California-Santa Cruz.  His articles on education, technology, and public policy have been published in academic journals, business periodicals, and information technology publications.  


An active participant in local public affairs for the past twenty years, his community building achievements include serving as Superintendent and Acting Principal at the Hellenic School of Saint Nicholas in San Jose where he continues to teach Greek; tenure as Director of Greek Education and Culture at the Metropolis of San Francisco;  founder of Lexis International LLC, a firm that provides Greek<>English translation, localization, and staff training services to technology firms;  and contributor to initiatives aimed at public education reform, economic development, and technology implementation throughout the Bay Area.  


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