Departmental service

During my tenure at the Department of English Studies at the University of Graz, I was responsible for multiple ad hoc administrative duties, as well as:

  • organising the Language Education Across Borders international conference (December 2016-December 2017)
  • assistance in the preparation of the five year review of the ELT Research and Methodology section (January – February 2017)
  • assistance in promoting the online visibility of the International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning (e.g., website design, content creation) (December 2015 – May 2017)

During my tenure at the University of Ioannina 2nd Model-Experimental School, I was responsible for the development of the following policy documents:

Service to the academic community

  • I coordinated peer review for Language Education Across Borders international conference.
  • I have provided peer review for the 2017 Annual conference of the British Association of Applied Linguistics.
  • I was invited to provide peer review for the following monographs:
    • Gkonou, C. & Mercer, S. (2017). Understanding Emotional and Social Intelligence among English Language Teachers. London: British Council.
    • parts of: Ahmadian, M.J. & García Mayo M.P. (eds) (2015). Recent Perspectives on Task-based Language Learning and Teaching. Amsterdam: De Gruyter Mouton.
    • parts of: Kayi-Aydar, H. et al. (eds) (in preparation). Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • I have provided peer review for funding agencies, including the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships and Ernst Mach Stipendien

Outreach to the professional community & knowledge transfer

  • I organised a series of webinars for professional development of language teachers, which can be accessed from the University of Graz podcast portal.
  • External reviewer for professional journals, including: Aspects Today, the journal of the Panhellenic [i.e. Greek National] Association of State School Teachers of English (ΠΕΚΑΔΕ).

Featured Image Credit: Inside view of the Administration Building, U. of Notre Dame, by Dan Dzurisin | CC BY-NC-ND