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Faculty & Staff: The Drury Center in Greece

Staff

 

Eleni Dellagrammaticas
Director

edellagrammaticas@drury.edu

Eleni is the Director of the Drury Center in Greece. Eleni was born in Athens and grew up in Springfield and Aegina. Before joining DCG, she worked on academic training programs for a government agency in Abu Dhabi, UAE, managed diplomatic training programs at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and worked at an NGO for refugees in Athens.

Eleni Dellagrammaticas

Aliki Seemann
Administrative Assistant

aseemann@drury.edu

Aliki earned a B.A. degree in Social Sciences from Humboldt State University, California. She was born in Rome and grew up there, in Athens, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and London before going to California to go to university. She returned to Greece after her studies where she met and married her husband, Yannis, and left the work force to raise their two children, currently both students. She has lived on Aegina for the last 21 years and is an avid quilter and patch worker, reader and gardener.

 Aliki Seemann

 

Faculty

Ourania Lyka
Adjunct Instructor


Ourania received a Bachelor in Human Sciences, Master in History, and Ph.D. in Ancient Greek History from the University of Nanterre, Paris, France. She has 30 years teaching experience (Greek, French, and History) in both classroom settings and private lessons. Additionally, she has pursued lifelong learning around the world in subjects such as art (painting and jewelry design) and metaphysics. She is fluent in Greek, French, English, and Italian. She teaches Greek 101 and 102.
 Ourania Lyka

Eleni Katsoufi
Adjunct Instructor

Eleni received a Professional Diploma from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University in Athens and an M. Arch from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She was a teaching assistant at USC and an instructor for Enopi Organization, Department of Architecture, in Athens. She has won awards and distinctions in several architectural competitions and has participated in exhibitions including the 6th Biennale for Young Greek Architects. Her work has been published in books, websites and magazines. She teaches Core 201, Global Foundations and ARCH 418, Architectural Design: Urban Context.

 Eleni Katsoufis

Athanasios Koumantos
Adjunct Instructor

Architect, Yale University, U.S.A. (B.A. 1995), National Technical University of Athens (2000), Ph.D. candidate, University of Patras, subject: “Timber reinforcements in Byzantine architecture”. Has worked in the Directorate of Technical Research for Restoration of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, and a number of research, and, restoration projects. Since 2008 runs own architectural practice in Athens, undertaking restoration as well as private construction projects. Retains personal workshop of Japanese metalwork. He teaches ARCH 456, Culture and Place: The Greek Legacy.

 

Maria Vidali
Adjunct Instructor

Maria Vidali studied architecture in the U.K.: at Portsmouth University (BA), Kingston University (Diploma) and holds a Master of Philosophy degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Architecture. Since 2007, she has been living and working permanently in Athens running Maria Vidali Architect practice and participating in conferences in Greece and abroad. Since 2011 she is also a PhD candidate at the University of Thessaly in Greece, studying Tinos’ rural landscape through human activity and narrative. She teaches ARCH 426, Travel Journal.

 

Alkis Tsolakis
Founding Director

Alkis is the founding director of the Drury Center. A successful architect and gifted sculptor and artist, Alkis has deep ties to Greece which helped lead to the creation of the Drury Center. He is now Dean of the College of Art and Design at Louisiana State University.

 Alkis Tsolakis

Panos Leventis
Associate Professor of Architecture

Panos holds a B.Arch. from the University of Southern California, an M.Arch. with an emphasis in Urban Design from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture from McGill University . In 2005 he was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, where he assisted in the formation of a new Department of Architecture. He has taught at USC's Architecture program in Milan, at McGill's School of Architecture in Montréal, at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, and at Drury's home campus in Springfield. He has been concurrently practicing Architecture, with projects, competitions and buildings in Cyprus and Greece. He is the author of "Twelve Times in Nicosia. Nicosia, Cyprus, 1192-1570: Architecture, Topography and Urban Experience in a Diversified Capital City." He teaches ARCH 390 Global Studio - Greece and ARCH 426 Travel Journal - Mediterranean Culture.

 Panos Leventis

Past Adjuncts

Brady Kiesling
Adjunct Instructor

Brady Kiesling is a writer/historian living in Athens. He served for twenty years as a U.S. diplomat in Israel, Morocco, Armenia, and Greece, and resigned in a public protest of the Iraq war in February 2003. He holds a master's degree in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archeology from the University of California at Berkeley, is a senior associate member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and has taken part in archaeological excavations in Ancient Nemea (Greece), Aphrodisias (Turkey), Armenia, and Mallorca, Spain. Kiesling is the author of Diplomacy Lessons: Realism for an Unloved Superpower (Potomac Books 2006), a forthcoming book on Greek terrorism, and many articles on public policy. He grew up in Silicon Valley California, is married to Regina Tassitano, and has a grown daughter Lydia now living in San Francisco.

 Brady Kiesling

Hypatia Vourloumis
Adjunct Instructor

Hypatia holds a B.A. in Interior Design from the Chelsea School of Art, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. She was a research assistant at NYU, taught at the Drama Department of Tisch School of Arts and Sciences in New York, and was Lecturer on Performance Theory for Cok Sawitri's Bali Purnati Foundation in Indonesia. Hypatia speaks four languages. Currently she teaches at College Year in Athens and works as an adjunct professor at the Drury Center in Greece. She teaches CORE 201 Global Foundations.

Hypatia Vourloumis

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