Faculty & Staff: The Drury Center in Greece

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 Aigina. 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.


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 Aigina for the last 19 years and is an avid quilter and patch worker, reader and gardener.


Panos Leventis
Associate Professor of Architecture
pleventis@drury.edu

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."


Ourania Lyka
Greek Instructor

ouranialyka@gmail.com

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.

Eleni Katsoufis
Adjunct Faculty
elkats@onoffice.gr

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.


Alkis Tsolakis
Founding Director

atsolaki@drury.edu

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.


Past Adjuncts

Brady Kiesling

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.


Dr. Raman Singh
Adjunct Faculty
rsingb@gmail.com

Dr. Raman Singh did his graduate studies in Germany, UK, and the U.S, earning a Ph.D from Purdue University. After a long teaching career at the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Va, he moved to Greece. He was also selected as Visiting Fulbright professor in American Studies to Syria, Indonesia, and the Congo. Prior to teaching, he worked as a Journalist in Libya, the Middle East, and Berlin. Apart from publications in critical journals, he has also published fiction (two stories won awards). Since living in Aigina, Greece, he has had one screenplay turned into a movie, and continues to work on screenplays and fiction. (He rates Homer's Odyssey as one of the top five literary achievements he's ever read.)


Konstantinos Terzopoulos
Faculty

Konstantinos Terzopoulos serves the Metropolis of Spetsae, Hydra and Aegina on the Island of Aegina as a parish priest. He holds a Th.D. from the School of Theology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and since 2000 has been conducting research, writing and speaking on Byzantine Spirituality, Theology, Liturgy, Typikon, Musicology and Byzantine Art. In 2011 he was visiting Byzantine Scholar at Campion Hall, University of Oxford where he prepared his critical edition and English translation of seven homilies attributed to the seventh-century ecclesiastical writer Anastasios of Sinai. He is the author of Konstantinos Byzantios the protopsaltes of the Great Church (Athens 2004) and translated into English publications regarding Byzantine chant, liturgy and art, as well as publishing a number of articles in his field. He received his B.A. and M.Div. from Hellenic College, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri and with his wife of twenty-eight years, Dionysia, has a grown daughter, Maria, who works as a graphic designer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Hypatia Vourloumis
Adjunct Professor

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 for Drury University Center in Greece.