Francisco Machado
Francisco MachadoPhD. Project Coordinator
Francisco Machado, PhD, is a Psychologist, specialized in School and Educational
Psychology and Clinical and Health Psychology, and Auxiliary Professor at ISMAI. His main research interests focus on parental,teacher and intimate partner acceptance-rejection and the way those dimensions
play a role on family functioning, academic achievement, social and emotional
learning, violence prevention and career guidance and development. He has
published several papers on national and international peer reviewed
publications, in this and other fields of research. He’s currently a member and
president of ISIPAR, Interpersonal Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and
Alessandro Lo Presti
Alessandro Lo PrestiPhD.
Alessandro Lo Presti, PhD. in Organizational Psychology, is currently Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, where he is also a member of the Ph.D. program in “Sciences of the Mind”. He coordinates the research group on “Work and Organizational Quality of Life” and was past-coordinator of the national research group “Employability and career development: research team WORK IN PROGRESS for a better quality of life”. His main research interests are employability, career development, job insecurity, work-life interface.
Anna Esposito
Anna Esposito PhD.
Anna Esposito received her “Laurea” Degree summa cum laude from the University of Salerno with a thesis on Neural Networks published on Complex System, 6(6), 507-517, 1992. She received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Naples “Federico II, with a Ph.D. thesis published on Phonetica, 59(4), 197-231, 2002 and developed at MIT, RLE Lab (Cambridge, USA). She has been a postdoc at the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Salerno, Dept. of Physics, where she taught Cybernetics, Neural Networks, and Speech Processing (1996-2000). She held a research professor position at Wright State University, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, OH, USA (2000-2002). Anna is currently an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”(UVA, 2003 to date) teaching Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues of Multimodal Communication, Social Networks Dynamics, Cognitive Economy, and Decision Making. She authored 250+ peer-reviewed publications and edited/co-edited 30+ international books. Anna is the director of the Behaving Cognitive Systems laboratory (BeCogSys) at UVA.
Claudia Azevedo
Claudia Azevedo
Management training with a master’s degree in International Relations. International experience (approx. 5 years). For the past 15 years I have worked as a consultant and project manager in the areas of education / training and entrepreneurship. Experience in application development and project management within the scope of financing programs. Motivated to be involved in projects with an impact on Education, Society and Sustainability.
Chris Zotos
Chris ZotosMSc
Chris Zotos is an ICT Teacher at the Arsakeio Lyceum of Patras, Greece. Having graduated from the Computer Engineering Department of the University of Patras (Integrated MSc), he focuses on finding new ways of imparting the ever-evolving knowledge that surrounds Technology and Informatics. He is a certified educator specializing both in younger audiences, as well as adult training. His academic background includes published research and proposals revolving around the Design of Novel Educational Platforms, Self-Regulated Learning and Distance Learning Programs. Last but not least, he has active experience in coordinating Erasmus+ Educational Projects.
Emmanouil Petrakis
Emmanouil PetrakisPhD.
Emmanouil Petraki acts as the incumbent Headmaster of the Arsakeio Lyceum of Patras, Greece. He has a PhD in Physics awarded from the University of Patras, which allowed him in the past to teach for several years at the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments of the Technological Educational Institute of Patras. He has been part of many different research projects, as well as worked on a plethora of academic publications on Fluid Mechanics, Renewable Energy Sources, Hydraulics and general Physics. As part of his work at the Arsakeio Lyceum of Patras, he has been the coordinator of multiple successfully completed and currently ongoing Erasmus+ Programs.
Gaetana Affuso
Gaetana AffusoPhD.
Gaetana Affuso, PhD. in Pro-sociality, Innovation and Collective Efficacy in Educational and Organizational Contexts, is currently Associate Professor in Developmental and Education Psychology at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. She is the scientific manager/coordinator of the research group “Developmental Processes and Child Adjustment”, and she is the principal investigator of the currently ongoing longitudinal study “ALP: Arzano Longitudinal Project”, which started in the year 2013. Her main research interest is to investigate determinants and pathways of typical and atypical development from early to late adolescence
Ida Sergi
Ida SergiPhD.
Ida Sergi, PhD. in Sciences of the Mind, is currently a Researcher and Associate Lecturer in General Psychology at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. She has worked as a researcher in different national and international projects. Currently, her main research interest is on personality factors. Her last publications are focused on a new measure for personality traits in adolescents
Gennaro Cordasco
Gennaro Cordasco PhD.
Gennaro Cordasco is Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) at the Dipartimento di Psicologia of the Università degli studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” (Italy) and an Affiliate of the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies, Vietri sul Mare, Italy.
His research interests focus on Distributed Algorithms, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Systems, Small World Networks and Internet-based Computing, Information diffusion in Networks, Agent-based simulations and optimization, Handwriting analysis, Emotion recognition.

Ivanka Valkova
Ivanka Valkova
Ivanka Valkova currently Vice-principal of academic affairs, she graduated from the Southwest University “Neofit Rilski” – Blagoevgrad in 1996 with acquired qualifications in Techniques and technologies and Information technologies and information engineering. She has a 4th professional qualification degree, acquired in 2010. She worked as a teacher for 22 years. She has been a vice-principal of academic affairs since 2014.
She is an award-winner of “Neofit Rilski” honorary distinction in 2020.
Jaime Fins
Jaime FinsMsC.
Jaime Fins is a digital media generalist and a Ph.D. Candidate at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto where he’s studying the effectiveness of advertising in immersive virtual reality games. He has been working as a computer graphics and programming teacher and course coordinator for 15 years at the University of Maia. He has been collaborating as a consultant and as the digital developer for several Erasmus+ and nationally funded projects focusing on digital games and gamification. In parallel with his academic career, he has collaborated with several companies as a consultant and specialist in the digital media domain.
Jorge Dias
Jorge Dias
Jorge Dias is currently and since July 2019, Director of the Grouping of Schools of Freixo, where he works since 2009.
Between 2013 and 2019, he served as Deputy Director of the same school.
Graduated in Mathematics and Natural Sciences by the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, he is a teacher of Basic Education since 1999.
In 2017, he completed the Postgraduate Course in School Administration and Educational Innovation.

He is the author of support manuals in the discipline of mathematics for students of the 1st cycle of basic education.

Juan Carlos Pérez González
Juan Carlos Pérez González PhD.
Dr. Juan Carlos Pérez González is Associate Professor of Research Methods and

Assessment in Education at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid, Spain. Previously He was Vocational Counselor at that University. He is Founder and Director of

EDUEMO Lab (Emotional Education Laboratory) at UNED. He researches assessment of emotional intelligence and evaluation of emotional education across the lifespan. He is a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) and of the International Society of Research on Emotion (ISRE) and He is an Associate Editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Kassiani Eleftheriadi
Kassiani Eleftheriadi
Kassiani Eleftheriadi has been an English language teacher at Arsakeio High School of Patras for the last 35 years. She graduated from Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki in 1985. Ever since, she has been teaching English language and literature, as well as financial English. She has been an MUN advisor for 10 years preparing and escorting students in MUN conferences in Europe, Russia, Turkey and Egypt. She has taken part in many European Comenius -Erasmus programs. She has also prepared and escorted students in Forensics (English Rhetoric) tournaments in Greece.
Katiniotis Pantelis
Katiniotis PantelisPhD.
Pantelis Katiniotis is a PhD and MSc holder in Counseling and Career Guidance. He works as a secondary school teacher in Arsakeia Schools (Athens) and a career counselor in the Counseling Services of the same institution. His duties include teaching subjects of his specialization, coaching students during their preparation for national competitions, individual and group counseling sessions with students, organizing and delivering educational and professional information workshops and open events, collecting, customizing and editing educational material for the e-learning platform “e-arsakeio” etc. He has represented Arsakeia Schools in a number of European projects and has participated in a series of educational conferences as a speaker
Lucia Ariemma
Lucia AriemmaPhD.
Lucia Ariemma, Ph.D. in Educational Sciences, is currently a Researcher in Education and Social Education at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. She is a member of editorial committees of international reviews and editorial series and a member of the executive committee of scientific educational associations. Her main research interest is on educational opportunities related to the social constructivist perspective of knowledge, also about group work in formal and non-formal learning approaches, and on social and civic education, also into the inclusive perspective.
Maria Pavone
Maria Pavone
Maria Teresa Pavone graduated in foreign languages with 106/110 at the University “Suor Orsola Benincasa” in Naples, Italy. She has been teaching since 1988. She is an English teacher at the public high-school “Giordano Bruno” in Arzano, Naples. Since 2000 she has been cooperated with Cambridge Esol Centre in Arzano to prepare the students for PET – FCE (CEFR) ; moreover for three years she was also the project coordination for stages in English speaking countries .
Actually she is the vice principal of Liceo “Giordano Bruno” in Arzano, Naples , Italy.
Maria Bianco
Maria Bianco
Maria Bianco graduated in foreign languages and literatures with 110/110 from the University “Suor Orsola Benincasa” of Naples, Italy. She has been teaching since the 1984-85 school year. At present she is a french teacher at the public high-school “Giordano Bruno” in Arzano, Naples. Since 2000 she has been involved in the european projects to acquire language skills in french, level B1/B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). She was also a referee of the guidance project for the students of the secondary school. She has been the coordinator in different national and international research projects with the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Departement of Psychology for several years.
Actually she is the vice principal of Liceo “Giordano Bruno” in Arzano, Naples , Italy.
Dr. Michalis Xenos is a tenured Professor in Computer Engineering Department of University of Patras. He has participated in 52 research and development projects in the area of software engineering and educational technologies. He is the Director of the Software Quality and Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory of CEID. He has authored or co-authored 8 books and over 200 papers in international journals and conferences that have received about 3,000 citations (h-index=25, i10-index=53).
Miguel Carrasco
Miguel CarrascoPhD.
Miguel A. Carrasco is professor of clinical psychological assessment in the Faculty of Psychology at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid, Spain. He is also director of the Clinical Psychological in his university. His research interests focus on parenting behavior, children’s psychological problems (mainly aggression and depression), and clinical assessment, especially in children and adolescents. In addition, he is member of both the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection and the European Association of Psychological Assessment.
Miguel Serrano
Miguel Serrano PhD.
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Serrano, PhD, is a clinical and educational psychologist. He combines his work as an Associate Professor at the University of Cadiz, with that of school counselor at Los Pinos School in Algeciras.
He teaches in the master degrees of health psychology and secondary education.
Currently, for more than twenty years, he works in child psychological care (assessment and psychological treatment) and in the development of orientation, prevention and psychological programs in the school setting, from a multidisciplinary point of view.
Nikolaos Giannakopoulos
Nikolaos Giannakopoulos MsC.
Mr Nikolaos Giannakopoulos obtained his bachelor degree in Chemistry from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2000 and his Master’s Degree in “Environmental Sciences” from the University of Patras in 2006. He has also obtained a Master’s Degree in “Educational Sciences” from the Open University of Patras in 2015. He is currently teaching Chemistry at Arsakeio High School of Patras (Greece).
Nadia Koltcheva
Nadia KoltchevaPhD.
Nadia Koltcheva, PhD, is a senior assistant professor at the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology, New Bulgarian University. She has many years of research and applied experience in the field of child and adolescent development, both typical and atypical, in consultations with children and parents. She has worked on both research and applied projects as a researcher, consultant and/or trainer. She is an author of many scientific articles. She is an International Affiliate at the Rohner Centre for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, University of Connecticut. Her research interests are childhood development, human relationships, psychological testing and assessment.
Pablo Holgado
Pablo Holgado PhD.
Doctor in Psychology from the University of Seville (2002) and Master in Advanced Data Analysis and Model Construction from the UCM (2005). He has focused his teaching in Psychometry and Design and Measurement in Program Evaluation. In research, he has been interested in the construction and adaptation of measuring instruments of latent variables, while in its basic aspect, in the interrelation between the main elements of design, measurement and analysis that allow optimizing the validity of quasi-experimental and correlational studies. In the applied research, highlight the research carried out on relevant variables in the psychological adjustment of the child and adolescent.
Patricia Torres
Patricia TorresMsC.
Patricia Márquez Torres has a degree in Translation and Interpretation in English, German and French. She also has a Master’s Degree in Education in Compulsory Secondary Education, High School, Vocational Training and Language Teaching. She participated in a “Collaboration Scholarship” with the University of Malaga on the extension of the “French-Spanish bilingual corpus of journalistic translations” for educational purposes. She currently works as a language teacher at Colegio Los Pinos (Algeciras). She has participated in several school exchanges: Auxerre (France) and Krieglach (Austria).
Roberto Marcone
Roberto Marcone PhD.
Roberto Marcone is a Psychologist, a Ph.D., and an Assistant Professor in Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy. He is, also, the university delegate for guidance, and for this reason, he is the organizer of numerous guidance events for choosing the university path in southern Italy. Moreover, he is an expert trainer for the schoolteacher training plan “Inclusion and disability”, and a professor for qualifying courses for teaching in schools.
He is an ordinary member of the Italian Psychology Association, Developmental and Education Psychology section, and Clinical and Dynamic Psychology section.
His research interests focus on Child Development, Social Competence, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Special Educational Needs, and School Inclusion. He is the author of several papers on these topics
Semira Evangelou
Semira Evangelou MsC.
Mrs. Semira Maria Evangelou holds a diploma (5 years Engineering degree with an Integrated M.Sc.) from the department of Computer Engineering & Informatics from the University of Patras. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate of the University of Patras. Her research interests are mainly focused on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). She is experienced in Usability Evaluation of Interactive Systems.
Sonya Dragova-Koleva
Sonya Dragova-KolevaPhD.
Sonya Dragova-Koleva graduated in psychology at the Sofia University. She has a PhD in work and organizational psychology. Sonya Dragova-Koleva has an experience as a trainer and consultant in the field of organizational development and human resource management. From 2006 she has been working in New Bulgarian University, Department of Cognitive science and psychology. Scientific and research interests of Sonya Dragova are focused on work and organizational psychology, organizational development, career counseling, human resource management. In these areas are the main courses she has conducted.
Susana Fonseca
Susana Fonseca
Susana Fonseca is a School and Educational Psychologist since 2017. She’s currently completing her junior year for the Portuguese Psychologist Order. She participates as intern Psychologist in projects related to Career Guidance and Socioemotional Learning at the Research Unit in Human Development and Psychology of Maia University Institute in Portugal.
Teresa Castro
Teresa CastroPhD.
Teresa Sofia Castro is a member of EU Kids Online network (Portugal). She has academic background in Philosophy and Humanities, Childhood Studies and a European doctorate in Sciences of Education – Educational Technology. She is a postdoctoral fellow in media and cultural studies, and is an integrated researcher at Universidade Nova de Lisboa – ICNOVA, developing the project ‘Families iTec’ (funded by FCT). She has articles and chapters on children’s and young people’s digital life and risky behaviours, and digital mediation in the family’s context. She collaborates with ISMAI since 2015.
Vassiliki Panagopoulou
Vassiliki PanagopoulouMSc
Vassiliki Panagopoulou graduated from the Philology Department of the University of Patras, with a specialization in Classical Studies. She is an honors MSc graduate in Pedagogical Science from Hellenic Open University, with a focus on the topics of adult education and child development in families, schools, and society. Her postgraduate thesis was “The contribution of mentoring in the implementation of innovative programs” (erasmus+, e-twinning , etc).
From 2006 to 2014 she worked as a philologist in public sector schools. During that time she was involved in Career Guidance and attended several relevant seminars.
Since 2015, she is working as a philologist in Arsakeio Lyceum of Patras.
She has taken part in various Erasmus+ programs.
Vincenzo Senese
Vincenzo SenesePhD.
Vincenzo Paolo Senese, PhD. in Cognitive Science, is currently Associate Professor in Psychometrics at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. He is also head of the Psychometric Laboratory. He is a member of the PhD. program in “Science of the Mind” at the University of Campania, and he is on the scientific committee of the Italian School of East Asian Studies (I.S.E.A.S). Finally, he is an International Affiliate of the Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance & Rejection. His main research interests are on the role of genetic, implicit, and automatic process as on caregiving propensity
Yoana Pavlova
Yoana PavlovaPhD.
Yoana Pavlova, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law and Humanities at the Technical University – Sofia. Her academic and research interests are in the fields of sociology, education, gender and European studies. She has worked as a researcher, reviewer and trainer in different projects. Assoc. Prof. Yoana Pavlova is an author of many scientific articles and three books. She has collaborated with 23 High School “F.J. Curie” since 2017.