Dr. Constantinos Athanasopoulos, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), is the Director of Distance Learning for the Institute for Orthodox Studies in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is also an Associate Lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University in Scotland, teaching a course in Thought and Experience. He is a Philosophical and an eLearning Consultant, with a specialisation in Philosophical, Religious and Theological Studies.
Dr. Constantinos is an academic teacher with many years of teaching experience and research in Philosophy and Theology. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University in Canada and a Major and Specialist degree in Philosophy with double minors in Psychology and Religion. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Moral Philosophy) from the University of St. Andrews, a Master in Educational Studies from the Hellenic Open University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow. His Ph.D. topic was "The Metaphysics of Intentionality: Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Language in Wittgenstein and Sartre". He also began studies for a Ph.D. in Orthodox Theology at the University of Thessaloniki, which he did not finish due to his National Service obligation.
During the years 2005 to 2007, Dr. Constantinos conducted academic teaching research that was accredited by Staff & Educational Development Association (SEDA) and the Higher Education Academy, and gained him the title "Fellow of the Higher Education Academy". He taught Philosophy at a number of universities including the University of Glasgow in Scotland, the Universities of Athens, Pireus, and Patras in Greece, the Hellenic Open University, the American College of Thessaloniki, and the Free University of Bolzano in Italy.
During 2007 and 2008, Dr. Constantinos was an e-Learning Officer at the Subject Centre for Philosophical and Theological Studies in Leeds, England where he produced a wealth of resources for use by the Philosophy and Religious Studies academics in the United Kingdom in relation to good e-learning practice in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. In 2008, he organised an International e-Learning Conference in York.
Dr. Constantinos has published actively in the field of Philosophy and Theology, including the book Ancilla Theologiae: Philosophy and Theology in Medieval times and the Byzantium. This book, with other works of his, projected a pro-Orthodox attitude that was not acceptable in the academic circles of Philosophy and Theology in his own home country led him into self-exile in the United Kingdom among others reasons.
Dr. Constantinos has also contributed to many International Conferences in Philosophy and Theology in Greece, Russia, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Poland, and South Africa. He is a member of various Philosophical Societies and editorial boards of Philosophical Journals in the United Kingdom and abroad.
See Dr. Constantinos' web site at Constantinos Athanasopoulos.