P. Pashiardis

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  • Rector, Open University of Cyprus
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Dr. Pashiardis is a Professor of Educational Leadership and the Rector of the Open University of Cyprus. He worked as Visiting Professor in a number of universities in the USA (University of Texas), Europe
(Lincoln University, University of Thessaly, University of Münster) and Africa (University of Stellenbosch and University of Praitoria). During 2013-2014 he was a Visiting Professor at the Center of Development of Education Leaders at Umeå University, Sweden. Dr. Pashiardis is a member of the editorial boards and reviewer of numerous scientific journals, i.e. Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, International Studies in Educational Administration, Leadership and Policy in Schools and International Journal of Educational Management. He is an external evaluator of PhD thesis of students in the UK,
Australia, India and South Africa.

He published more than 100 scientific papers in English and Greek peer reviewed scientific journals and is the author of a number of books published in both languages. While employed at the University of Cyprus he was responsible for developing the first Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes in Educational Leadership in the Greek-speaking world in 1997. Subsequently, as Academic Head of the Programme of Educational Studies at OUC, he was responsible for creating a strategic plan for the new Master’s and Doctoral programmes, the coordination of distance learning course development and offerings, as well as producing teaching material for distance learning courses and teaching some of them. For more than 20 years, he has acted as a Consultant to the Ministries of Education of Cyprus and Greece, the Police Academy of Cyprus, the EU, the OECD and the Commonwealth Secretariat, in various projects, which aimed to provide strategic direction to Education For All (EFA) and Women in Leadership around the Commonwealth.
  • Educational Development and Planning
  • Effective Educational Leadership for Effective Schools
  • Decision Making Process
  • Educational Program and Staff Evaluation

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