MS LEONTIA ANDREOU
Undergraduate studies (BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, 2011) and postgraduate studies (M.A. in Didactics and Methodology of Mathematics, 2013) at the University of Cyprus. When studying for her Master’s degree, Ms Andreou specialised in specific techniques and pedagogical methodologies relating to the instruction of students for the purpose of acquiring comprehensive mathematical knowledge. Employment record includes delivering private lessons in Mathematics to students of different educational levels (2011-2014), as well as teaching Mathematics at lyceums in Larnaca as part of the Supporting Lessons in Mathematics programme of the Ministry of Education (2011-2014). Employed as a full-time Lecturer in Mathematics at P.A. College since September 2015.
06/2013 – University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Master of Arts (M.A.) –Didactics And Methodology of Mathematics
06/2011 – University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) –Mathematics And Statistics
Research interests include the development of innovative methods regarding the development of students’ mathematical skills in higher education.
Calculus, Statistics, Quantitative Methods, Discrete Mathematics.
- Andreou, L. [Forthcoming in December 2017]. The contribution of technology for evolving mathematical skills in Higher Education. Special Issue of the Cyprus International Journal of Management, Vol. 19.
DR ELEFTHERIA ATTA-IOANNIDOU
Doctoral studies at UCL Institute of Education, University of London (Doctor of Education, 2017) in the field of Sociology of Education. Postgraduate studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A. (M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, 2004 with Summa Cum Laude). Undergraduate studies at Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, U.Sa.A. in English Literature, 2002 (with Magna Cum Laude), receiving a number of scholarships and academic awards. Employment includes teaching assistantship on English Composition to Non-native Speakers of English at the Department of Linguistics, Southern Illinois University (2003-2004), Writing Center Consultant at Spalding University (1999-2002), teacher of English at a private institute and at P.A. College as a full time lecturer since September 2004. Her administrative responsibilities include an ECTS Coordinator since 2013, an Erasmus Coordinator and a Coordinator of Staff and Development Center since 2017 at P.A. College. Dr Atta has published in renowned academic journals in the area of gender and education. She has presented her research in several conferences including Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference (London, 2013), 29th Annual TESOL Greece Convention, TESOL Greece (Athens, 2008), 27th Annual TESOL Greece Convention, TESOL Greece (Athens, 2006) etc. Dr Atta is a member of Gender and Education Association and acts as a reviewer for Gender and Education Journal and Cyprus International Journal of Management. Her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Gendered Academic Subjectivities in Cyprus: A Psychosocial Approach to the Affective Performances of Academic Staff and their Investments in Neoliberal and Postfeminist Discourses’ explored the masculinities and femininities as they are negotiated by men and women academics in Cyprus uncovering gendered issues around the ways academics negotiate neoliberal and postfeminist discourses relating to issues of stress, anxiety and competition shown through their affective performances. Research interests include gender and HE, gendered academic subjectivities, HE policy in a global context, policies on access and equity in HE as well as academic work and subjectivity construction. She is currently working on formulating a research project about feminist education in schools in Cyprus and the affective intensities of sexism towards developing a strong backbone of gender education, tackle gender inequalities and influence policy makers.
Atta, E. (2017). ‘New Managerialism and Gendered Academic Subjectivities in Cyprus: Academics’ Affective Performances’. Studies in Higher Education (Submitted for Publication – Under Review).
Atta, E. (2017). ‘Diversification of Higher Education in Cyprus: Neoliberal Responsibility and Gendered Academic Subjectivities’. Higher Education Policy (Submitted for Publication – Under Review).
Atta, E. (2013). ‘The Growth of Regional Education Hubs: The Cases of Asian and European Higher Education’. Cyprus International Journal of Management, 18(1) 40-56.
Atta, E. (2017). ‘A Feminist Manifesto for Education’. Educational Review, DOI: 10.1080/ 00131911.2017.1388494.
Atta, E. (2015). ‘Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Research Viewing Data Across Multiple Perspectives’. Gender and Education, Vol. 27 (6) 1-5.
Online Newspaper Articles
Atta, E. (2016). ‘Η Αλλαγή του Προφίλ της Τριτοβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης στο Πλαίσιο του Νεοφιλελευθερισμού’.www.paideia-news.com. Available at: http://www.paideia-news.com/index. php?id=109&hid=22963&url=Η-αλλαγή-του-προφίλ-της-Τριτοβάθμιας-Εκπαίδευσης-στο-πλαίσιο-του-Νεοφιλελευθερισμού.
Atta, E. (2017). ‘Ερμηνεύοντας τα Νέα Δεδομένα στην Αξιολόγηση της Διδασκαλίας των Πανεπιστημίων του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου’. www.paideia-news.com. Available at: http://www.paideia-news.com/index.php?id=109&hid=26627&url=Ερμηνεύοντας-τα-νέα-δεδομένα-στην-Αξιολόγηση-της-Διδασκαλίας-των-Πανεπιστημίων-του-Ηνωμ.--Βασιλείου.
Atta, E. (2017). ‘Gendered Academic Subjectivities in Cyprus: A Psychosocial Approach to the Affective Performances of Academic Staff and Their Investments in Neoliberal and Postfeminist Discourses’. UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK.
Atta, E. (2018). ‘Public and Private Universities in Cyprus: Comparing Academic the Constructed Subjectivities in a Neoliberal Higher Education Context’. 3rd Panhellenic Conference of Sociology of Education ‘State and Private Education’, European University Cyprus, 27-28 April 2018.
Atta, E. (2013). ‘The Professional Progression of Academics in Cyprus in a Transformed HE Context: Using a Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis’. Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference, April, South Bank University, London, UK.
Atta, E. (2012). ‘The Professional Progression of Academics in Cyprus: A Pilot Study of male and Female Academics’ Perspectives’. Educate˜, 12(1) 27-39, UCL Doctoral School Conference, London, UK.
Atta, E. & Yerou, C. (2008). ‘Group Work and Students’ Perceptions in Tertiary Education in Cyprus’. 29th Annual TESOL Greece Convention, TESOL Greece, March, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece.
Atta, E. & Yerou, C. (2006). ‘Risk-Taking: A Recipe for Success or not?’. 27th Annual TESOL Greece Convention, TESOL Greece, March, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece.
Atta, E. (2004). ‘Projects from an MA TESOL Course’. Illinois TESOL Conference, Chicago Illinois, USA (Co-presentation).
MS KYRIAKI CHARALAMBOUS, ACA
Full Time Lecturer
Ms Kyriaki Charalambous is a full time lecturer, teaching Audit and Assurance and Financial Accounting and Reporting, at P.A. College since September 2017.
She holds a BSc in Public and Business Administration (major in accounting) from the University of Cyprus. She is also a qualified Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA).
She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC).
Before joining P.A. College, Kyriaki was working for Deloitte as an Assistant Manager in the Audit and Assurance department. She is highly experienced in preparing and reviewing financial statements prepared under IFRSs, evaluation of companies’ internal control procedures, preparation of audit plan and risk assessment of audit engagements, performance of detailed audit procedures, draft of audit reports and communication of audit results to clients’ management. Has also been responsible for the training and coaching of junior audit members and supervising and leading of audit engagement teams. She has exposure to the following industries: gaming, manufacturing, retail/consumer, construction, electromechanical services, automotive, oil, investment holding.
October 2010 – August 2013
Associate Chartered Accountant – ICAEW (first pass)
September 2006 – June 2010
University of Cyprus
BSc Public and Business Administration (Major: Accounting)
March 2008 – July 2008
Erasmus Program in Austria
Auditing, Audit and Assurance, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Advanced Financial Reporting Practice
MS MARIA CONSTANTINOU
Undergraduate studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA (BSc (Summa Cum Laude) in General Management; minor in Economics, 2000). Member of the Honorary Society Phi Kappa Phi. Postgraduate studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA (MBA, Business Administration and Marketing, 2003). Employment record includes: a Business Consulting position with Small Business Institute in Indiana, PA (September-December 2002); an Executive Sales Assistant’s position with MANA products, a leading cosmetics manufacturer in New York (February 2001-February 2002); a Marketing internship with the Eberly College of Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (January-May 2003); a Marketing Coordinator’s position with Quintech Electronics in Pennsylvania (August 2003-July 2005) and a Student Affairs Director’s position with a Tertiary Education Institution in Cyprus (October 2005-August 2007). Employed as a full-time Marketing lecturer at P.A. College since October 2007 and as an Assistant Professor since October 2016. Has taught International Marketing at Paris Graduate School of Management, ESG Business School Unit, through the Erasmus Teaching Mobility Program. Research work and publications on restaurant servicescape and its impact on customer behavioural intentions and satisfaction in the Cyprus International Journal of Management.
Constantinou, M. 2010.The impacting role of servicescape. Cyprus International Journal of Management 15 (1): 71-97.
Constantinou, M. 2013. Restaurant servicescape impacts on customer behavioural intentions and satisfaction: the Cyprus case. Cyprus International Journal of Management. 18 (1): 57-75.
Research interests also include services marketing, fashion marketing and branding strategies. Has acted as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management and the Journal of Marketing Intelligence and Planning. Also, a member of the American Marketing Association.
Subject area: Marketing
MR FILIPPOS LOIZOU
Studies / Qualifications / Employment
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, U.S.A., 1989
Master in Business Administration, Western Illinois University, U.S.A., 1991
Additional qualifications include studies at Aachen Institute of Technology, West Germany (Language Diploma).
Employed as Teaching Instructor at Western Illinois University (1990-1991) and as Full-time Lecturer at P.A. College, Larnaca since 1992. Has been appointed as the Director of Programme of Studies of the Business Administration Department since 1993, Assistant Professor from 2004 to 2011, Associate Professor from 2012 to 2014 and professor since 2015.
Reviewer / Editorial Boards
Cyprus International Journal of Management (CIJM)
Research Programmes (Internal/External)
- Research Project Supervisor/Coordinator, The Role of Corporate Governance in Cypriot Public Limited Companies, December 2012 – May 2013. The project has being conducted in cooperation with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus, the main beneficiary of the research main findings and outcomes. The project covered a wide variety of corporate actions, such as dividend policies, and their effects on the firm and the value of the firm in specific.
- Research Project Coordinator, The Role and Implications of Financial Markets on the Growth and Development of the Cyprus National Economy, Research Proposal Submitted to the Research Promotion Foundation, March 2004. The project proposal was developed in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, Cyprus College, the Ministry of Finance and the Cyprus Stock Exchange. The main aim of the project was to determine the relationship between the development of the financial system in Cyprus and economic growth in the country.
- Project Supervisor / Coordinator, The Effect of Corporate Actions on the Value of Firms Listed in the Cyprus Stock Exchange, Research Project Undertaken in Collaboration with Suphire Ltd, June 2002. This project was conducted in cooperation with Suphire Ltd, the main beneficiary of the research main findings and outcomes. The project covered a wide variety of corporate actions, such as dividend policies, and their effects on the firm and the value of the firm in specific.
- Loizou Filippos (2014), “Investment Decision Processes in SMEs and Financial Performance”, Working Paper.
- Loizou Filippos (Autumn 2002). Examining the Profitability of Technical Analysis Systems on the Cyprus Stock Exchange, Cyprus International Journal of Management, Volume 7, Number 1.
- Loizou Filippos (Autumn 2001). Determinants of Cost of Capital and Optimal Capital Structure: Implications on Cypriot PLCs, Cyprus International Journal of Management, Volume 6, Number 1.
- Loizou Filippos (Autumn 1999). The Role and Importance of Hedging Transaction on Economic Exposure for the Cypriot Importing, Exporting and International Investment Firms, Cyprus International Journal of Management, Volume 4, Number 1.
- Clements Mike, Loizou Filippos, Vasiliou Melina (Spring 1998). Retail Banking in Cyprus: Pressures on the Branch Network, Cyprus International Journal of Management, Volume 3, Number 1.
- Loizou, Filippos (2005). Investment Decision Processes in SMEs, Conference Paper, 28th National Conference of the Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship, Blackpool, UK.
Professional Research Presentations
- The Economic Positioning of Larnaca, Presented to the Council of the Municipality of Larnaca in collaboration with Dr. Constantinos Charalambous, September 2013.
- Cyprus Association of Certified Accountants (SELK), Corporate governance in public limited companies in Cyprus. Presented August 2012.
- The Developing Infrastructure in the Town of Larnaca, Presented to the Council of the Municipality of Larnaca, September 2011.
DR ANDRIANI PIKI
Department of Business Computing
Dr Piki earned a Doctoral degree from Royal Holloway, University of London (PhD. in Educational Technology, 2012), following her Postgraduate degree which she completed with distinction at the same institution (MSc. in Business Information Systems, 2006). Undergraduate studies were undertaken at the University of Cyprus (BSc. in Computer Science, 2005). Dr Piki also successfully completed the Programme in Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning and received the UK Higher Education Academy teaching accreditation (2009). Dr Piki is employed as an Assistant Professor in Business Computing and Computer Science at P.A. College since October 2013.
Dr Piki is teaching a range of core computing modules including: Systems Analysis and Design-Project Implementation, Database Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Communications Technology, Operating Systems, and Software Engineering, amongst others. Additionally, Andriani is teaching various hybrid business-computing modules, such as Information Systems Management and Information Technology and Services.
Dr Piki is the Head of Research and Development at P.A. College, the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Cyprus International Journal of Management (CIJM), a Researcher at iCOM ICT Research Centre (UK), the Research Coordinator of Athena Research Centre (Cyprus) and acts as a Reviewer in a number of academic journals. Andriani has published articles in various academic journals and presented her research in reputable European and International conferences including the World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (2017, Cyprus), International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (2014, Greece), World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2010, Canada), Social Intelligence Design (2010, UK), and European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (2009, Sweden). Dr Piki’s research interests are centred on computer-supported collaborative learning, learner engagement and motivation, mobile and contextual learning, educational technology, employability skills, transferrable skills development, project management, and human computer interaction.
Piki, A. (2017). Learner engagement in mobile computer-supported collaborative learning contexts: An integrative framework. In Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2017), October 30-November 1, 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus. ACM. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3136907.3136927.
Mansouri, S.A. & Piki, A. (2016). An exploration into the impact of blogs on students' learning: Case studies in postgraduate business education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 53 (3). pp. 260 - 273. DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2014.997777.
Piki, A., Markou, M., & Vasiliou, A. (2016). Learning Through Play: the Role of Learning and Engagement Theory in the Development of Educational Games for Intellectually Challenged Children. International Conference on Interactive Technologies and Games (iTAG 2016). IEEE Xplore Digital Library. DOI: 10.1109/iTAG.2016.8.
Piki, A. (2014). Learner Engagement in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Activities: Natural or Nurtured? The Proceedings of International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2014), Crete, Greece, 22-27 June 2014.
Córdoba-Pachón, J.R. & Piki, A. (2012). Facilitating project management education through groups as systems. International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 30(1), pp. 83-93.
Ms. Loukia Sergiou
Associate Professor in Accounting
Ms Loukia Sergiou is an Associate Professor of Accounting at P.A. College and has been employed at P.A. College since 2001. She holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manchester and UMIST and a BA (Hons) from City University, UK. Her thesis was published in 2002 with the title “The impact of taxation on the small business economy: A comparative analysis of the UK and Cyprus tax systems”. Before her academic career, Loukia worked as an accountant/ auditor in Deloitte Cyprus. She is an academic member of the Association of International Accountants (AIA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Additionally, she is a member of the ACCA teach and finance professionals, Accountancy Age, the American Taxation Association, Accounting Educator’s Journal and Journal of Accounting and Management. She is collaborating with academics from the department of Accounting and Finance at the Manchester Business School.
09/1999- University of Manchester and UMIST (joint degree)-UK
Master of Sciences (MSc) –Accounting and Finance
Dissertation: ‘The impact of taxation on the small business economy: A comparative analysis of the UK and Cyprus tax systems’.
06/1998 – City University-UK
Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) –Accounting and Finance
Research interests include educational psychology, TQM and Quality Assurance in teaching, Conceptual frameworks, VAT fraud, tax harmonisation and taxation impact on SME’s, CSR and innovation.
MR DEMETRIS TOUMBAS
Undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, USA (B.A. (Honours) Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management, Honours College, 1985), postgraduate studies at Staffordshire University, UK (M.Phil., 1997). Additional qualifications include studies at the Hotel and Catering Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus (Front Office Operations Certificate), National Institute of Foodservice Industry, USA (Applied Foodservice Sanitation Certificate).
Employed in the hotel industry until 1989 when recruited as Full-time Lecturer at P.A. College; currently teaching management and business environment modules. Appointed as Course Coordinator since 1992; Senior Lecturer since January 2001; Assistant Professor since 2004; Associate Professor since 2014.
During 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 presented a series of seminars to faculty and other members of staff at P.A. College as part of the staff training programme of the College sponsored by HRDA. Has published a number of research articles in the Cyprus International Journal of Management and “Tourism Chronicles”. Member of the Editorial Board for the Cyprus International Journal of Management (1996-2017). Research interests include aspects of management and operations in organisations. Journal article reviewer/editor for the Economics and Management Journal of the West Pomeranian University, Poland.
- 1982: Awarded full scholarship by the Cyprus American Scholarship Programme (CASP) to attend undergraduate studies at Michigan State University.
- 1982-1985: Honoured by the University for outstanding academic performance being included in the Dean’s List almost every semester.
- 1983: Invited to join the Honours College of Michigan State University, completed the requirements and in 1985 graduated in parallel from the Business School and the Honours College.
MS ELENA VASILIOU
Full Time Lecturer
Ms Elena Vassiliou is a full time lecturer, teaching Finance, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, and Economics at P.A. College since October 2017.
She holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Essex. Qualified Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA).
She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Before joining P.A. College, Elena was working for KPMG as a Senior in the Audit and Assurance department. Involved in a range of international audit and accounts preparation expertise in investment and retail companies sectors working with KPMG Chartered Accountants Audit Division based in Nicosia. Cooperating with leading teams for interim and final audits, incorporating also discussions with client senior management in preparation of final partner clearance. Equipped with negotiation and motivation skills, sound commercial awareness, and well-honed people management. Highly skilled in meeting tight deadlines and achieving outstanding performance in terms of output, quality, and overall process efficiency.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales 2014 - 2017
(14/15 exams completed)
University of Essex
Accounting and Finance (BA) – First Class Honours (mark: 75.0) 2010 - 2013
Xenion High School Paralimni, Cyprus 2003 - 2010
Finance, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, Introduction/Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction/Principles of Macroeconomics