Dr. Stefanos Gialamas has been President of the American Community Schools of Athens –Greece (ACS Athens, Greece) for the past nine years. Prior to his arrival at ACS, he served as the Provost of the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), Greece as well as the Dean of Academic Leadership Development, Faculty Development and Dean of the Mathematics and Science Programs at the corporate office of DeVry University, USA.
He has taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics, computer, and management and leadership courses at universities in Kansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Greece. He has been a Professor, Department Chair, Dean, Provost, President and an education consultant since 1990.
His professional work includes research in Leadership Development, Faculty Development, Innovative Approaches in Teaching and Learning, Knot Theory, Mathematics and Arts, the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. He has published more than 100 articles in both English and Greek languages, three books, and many other manuals.
He was featured for a cover story of a prestigious professional magazine in Greece and named one of the most significant educational leaders in the country.
In April 2013, her Highness Sheikha Moza Bin Nasser, Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation, selected Dr. Gialamas to join the Committee of the International Prize for Education. which is responsible to select among 100 nominations of the most significant contributions to education. The Laureate receives an award of 0,000 and a gold medal. He was re-appointed on the same committee April 2014. He was also invited by the Qatar Foundation to join a distinguished team of experts to discuss the future of WISE (World Innovation Summit in Education) and its strategic objectives in order to shape its contribution to building the future of education.
In 2013, Stefanos published “A Thoughtful Mind,” which contains articles and publications on academic leadership and international education. All proceeds will benefit the construction of state-of- the-art elementary school science labs at ACS Athens.
He is currently a member of the International Schools Accreditation Committee (ISAC). He was a consultant/evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Chicago, IL) and also served as the VP of the Hellenic Institute for the Greek Language and Culture. He was elected Chairman of the Education Committee of the Board of Education of the Illinois High School District 230, representing more than 10,000 students (Illinois).
He holds a BS in Mathematics / Physics, an MS in statistics an MA in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Knot Theory) and is the recipient of numerous leadership and educational awards from diverse academic and social institutions and organizations.