Dr Kosmas Vlachos is Associate Lecturer at the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He holds a Ph.D in Applied Linguistics and Educational Technology from the University of the Aegean, M.Ed in TESOL from the Hellenic Open University (HOU) and B.A. in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His Post Doctoral research in Teaching English in Blended Learning Environments was conducted in the Department in which he currently teaches. He worked as a teacher of English in public schools for 24 consecutive years, serving the last 8 years of that time as a school principal, and, also, was for a considerable period of those years, Chair and Vice Chair of the Pan-Hellenic Association of Teachers of the English Language.
He hopes that the program “Liberty, Equality and the American Dream” at the Institute for Training and Development in Amherst, Massachusetts will broaden his knowledge on the US educational system, culture and society. He aspires that the expertise he will develop will help him promote understanding of otherness and develop acceptance of diversity among his students.