Antigoni Papadimitriou is New Head of Management and Leadership

Antigoni Papadimitriou, Ph.D., will be joining the Hellenic College faculty for the Spring 2014 semester as Assistant Professor and Director of the Management and Leadership program. Dr. Papadimitriou specializes in quality management, strategic planning, and organizational change. Her primary field of research interest is the study of higher education specifically focusing on quality, leadership, and organizational change. She is a specialist in mixed methods research with an international reputation for her work on quality in higher education.

According to Hellenic College Dean Demetrios Katos, “Dr. Papadimitriou is an exciting new addition to the faculty of Hellenic College. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in an area that demonstrates our commitment to being the educational and intellectual center of the Church. Her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. She loves teaching and mentoring students.”

Dr. Papadimitriou has also published about students’ portfolios and internship programs and coordinated their fieldwork at the Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she was a research and teaching staff member for eight years. This experience, coupled with her extensive research and publications in outcomes assessment, will provide Hellenic College students with more effective and exciting opportunities to expand their education in business with practical, hands-on training that will strengthen their resumes and lead to better employment opportunities.

She plans to develop synergetic relationships with students and the marketplace to promote the Management and Leadership program. “I am excited and proud to be given this opportunity to join Hellenic College and to bring organizational learning from theory to praxis,” said Papadimitriou. “My vision is to turn the program into a learning laboratory for students and stakeholders.”

Author of The Enigma of Quality in Greek Higher Education: A Mixed Methods Study of Introducing Quality Management into Greek Higher Education (Enshcede, the Netherlands: University of Twente, CHEPS, 2011) and more than fifteen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, Dr. Papadimitriou received her Ph.D. from the University of Twente, School of Management and Governance, Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in Enschede, the Netherlands. She holds a Master of Science in higher education administration from Baruch College, School of Public Affairs, City University of New York, and a baccalaureate in business economics, from Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

With extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level, Dr. Papadimitriou is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Educational Research at the University of Oslo, Norway, where she is the senior researcher for the NORGLOBAL project, a postdoctoral project that identifies institutional initiatives and practices that can enhance the quality of the higher education sector in the Western Balkans.

She was also a visiting scholar at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California Berkeley. In May 2011, she was elected as a member-at-large of the Council of International Higher Education in Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). She also is a member of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Higher Education Sig (HESIG) Awards Committee and member in several professional associations.