Advisory Board Member
For the past twelve years, Dr. Stefanos Gialamas is the President of the American Community Schools of Athens, Greece (ACS Athens, Greece). He holds a BS, an MA and a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Knot Theory). Prior to his arrival at ACS he served as the Provost of the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), Greece. He has been a University Professor, Department Chair, a Dean, and a Provost. He has taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics, computer, management and leadership courses at universities in Kansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Greece.
His professional work includes research in leadership, faculty development, innovative approaches in teaching and learning, Knot Theory, mathematics and arts, the history and philosophy of mathematics, and mathematics education. He has published more than 100 articles in both English and Greek languages, three books, a chapter book, and many other manuals.
In response to the global educational reform he has developed the Global Morfosis Paradigm, a new educational paradigm that has been implemented at ACS Athens, Greece for the past decade. This dynamic paradigm consists of three inseparable, interconnected, and interrelated components: the Educational Philosophy of Morfosis (Μορφωση), the i2Flex Delivery Methodology, and the Aristeia (Αριστεια) Leadership Approach (www.g-morfosis.gr).
Dr. Gialamas is the co-editor and co-author of three chapters of the book titled “Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning through the i 2Flex Classroom Model, which has been published on August 2016 On May 2013, he published the book “A Thoughtful Mind,” containing articles and publications on academic leadership and international education.
In April 2013, Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bin Nasser, Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation, selected Dr. Gialamas to join the Committee of the International Prize for Education. He has been re-appointed on the same committee since then (http://www.wise-qatar.org/education-prize-2014). This Committee is responsible to select the finalists among hundreds of nominees those with the most significant contribution to education. The Laureate receives an award of $500,000 and a gold medal.
In November 2015, he was invited by Stephen A. Schwartzman to join a small group of extraordinary individuals to select the Schwartzman Scholars. The program is modeled after the Rhodes scholarship; Scholars will study for one year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of the top academic institutions in China. He has been reappointed since then.
Dr. Gialamas was a member of the International Schools Accreditation Committee (ISAC) for six years, recommending institutional accreditation to the Commission of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (Philadelphia, USA.
Dr. Gialamas was an Associate Editor of the Academic Leadership online Journal; in addition he served as the editor of the Journal the Human Factor Studies as its Editor
Dr. Gialamas has received Leadership and Educational awards from diverse academic and social institutions and organizations such as the Middle States Accreditation of Secondary Schools American Association of University Administrators, the International Institute for Human Factor Development, the Hellenic Council of Education, DeVry University, and Pearson Education.