Dr Evangelos A. Afendras
Educational Consultant & Trainer
Evangelos Afendras holds a PhD (1968), MA and BA from Johns Hopkins. He attended the U of Oklahoma Munich Center (Russian Area Studies Cert.) Then moved to Laval University in Quebec and worked at the International Center for Research on Bilingualism. He was subsequently awarded a Postdoctoral Research Training fellowship, US Social Science Research Council on Anthropology & Human Geography, at the East West Center, University of Hawaii. A semester at sea – Latin America, West Africa, the Mediterranean – with World Campus Afloat (Chapman College) enriched his cross-cultural experiences and insight into national language issues around the post-colonial world. He moved on to Asia and the Pacific to pursue work in National Language Planning, first in Malaysia, where he focused on the Development of Bahasa Malaysia for the Sociology of Language and Communication. He gradually became involved with issues of pedagogy and taught and trained teachers, at pre-school and primary levels, in a number of countries including Greece (Universities of Crete and the Aegean). His study of children’s communicative competence added an interest, verbal and graphic narrative development and, after moving to Hong Kong, then Malaysia for a 2nd round of teaching and training, cross-cultural differences of style and content in stories produced by children. Evangelos then joined the Business Communication Area of the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, became Head of the programme and expanded the curriculum by developing courses on Public & Professional Communication. He served as visiting lecturer, International MBA of Kasetsart University, Bangkok, taught for both the EMBA and DBA of the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok and Vietnam, where he also served as Director of the strategic Center for Learning Innovation & Quality. His latest academic appointment was Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences, Albukhary International University, Malaysia. He repatriated to Greece in 2014.