Faculty Details


Full-Time Lecturer 


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. 



Associate Professor 

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.


Journal Articles 

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. 

Book Reviews

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

Doctoral Thesis

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. 

Conference Presentations

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). 



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

FHS Kufstein 


Auditing, Audit and Assurance, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Advanced Financial Reporting Practice 



Assistant Professor


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 





Studies / Qualifications / Employment

Undergraduate Studies

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, U.S.A., 1989

Postgraduate Studies

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. 

Journal Publications

  • 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. 

Conference Publications/Presentations

  • 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. 



Assistant Professor

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.

Selected Publications:

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.



Associate Professor 


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. 



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

ACA Qualification

(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              

Apolytirion: 98.17%



Finance, Financial Management, Corporate Finance,  International Financial Management, Introduction/Principles of  Microeconomics, Introduction/Principles of Macroeconomics