Katerina Zissouli

I believe that since not all students are alike, it is important to use all available tools and research, such as Multiple Intelligence and Differentiated Instruction which can give students multiple options in the way they receive and process information and make sense of the ideas presented in the classroom.

Katerina Zissouli

About


Dr. Katerina Zissouli holds a BA in Classics from The University of California, Irvine (1990) and an MA in English and Comparative Literature from San Diego State University (1992). She received her Ph.D., in American Literature, Culture and Ideology from The University of Athens back in 1997. Throughout the course of her career, Dr. Zissouli has taught writing, literature and philosophy and has held a Yale University Fellowship in Teaching and Learning. In addition, Dr. Zissouli has held a number of administrative positions within Academic Affairs. As a result, she has brought a wealth of experience in higher education as a faculty member and an administrator to various institutions.


Katerina Zissouli believes that since not all students are alike, it is important to use all available tools and research, such as Multiple Intelligence and Differentiated Instruction, which can give students multiple options in the way they receive and process information and make sense of the ideas presented in the classroom. The aforementioned teaching theories are based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adapted to accommodate all students’ learning needs. Katerina utilizes both models by being flexible in her approach to teaching and by adjusting classroom materials and information to fit her students’ needs, rather than expecting students to modify their learning styles to suit classroom content (this includes technology and humor). Through the adaptation of this paradigm, Katerina Zissouli promotes student success in and out of the classroom. In order to succeed in this endeavor, it is very important to decrease the barriers that frequently limit student access to information in the most effective way possible so that they understand the material according to their unique ways of learning. In fact, Katerina has published a book on the subject of teaching through the use of Multiple Intelligence, technology, and humor.

Katerina Zissouli believes that effective leadership is a combination of good management and vision. In her past and current leadership positions, Katerina strives to strategically improve the quality of her institution, protect the long-term health of the organization, promote the success of all students, the professional development of her colleagues, and sustain and promote both mission and vision, based on her knowledge of the organization, its environment, and future trends. Additionally, she endeavors to sustain people, processes, and information equitably and ethically, as well as physical and financial assets to fulfill the mission, vision, and goals of her institution. As a leader, Katerina Zissouli uses clear listening, speaking, and writing skills to engage in honest, open dialogue at all levels of her institution and its surrounding community. She works at developing and maintaining responsive, cooperative, mutually beneficial, and ethical internal and external relationships that nurture diversity and equity. Katerina encourages research and participate in various projects in collaboration with her colleagues. She makes herself available to help her colleagues every step of the way so that their projects come to fruition in a timely manner. Finally, Katerina considers herself as an ethical leader who sets high standards for self and others, continuously improving, by demonstrating personal and institutional accountability.

Dr. Katerina Zissouli has an extensive background as an educator in the tri-state area. She served as Dean of Arts and Sciences at St. Joseph’s College in New York and as an Associate Dean at New Jersey City University. Dr. Katerina Zissouli also spent five years as an English professor and academic advisement coordinator at Middlesex Community College in Connecticut.

Throughout her professional journey, Dr. Katerina Zissouli has helped coordinate staff and faculty training sessions, she’s optimized student registration processes, and has been a fundamental component in the coordination of academic activities. With every role, Dr. Katerina Zissouli has leveraged her authority to keep students’ needs in mind. She has continuously contributed to the overall improvement of her educational atmospheres, taking part in major projects wherever possible. Dr. Katerina Zissouli has helped shape class registration systems and has even helped open satellite campuses internationally. With each new role, Dr. Zissouli’s goals have remained the same, to strategically improve the quality of her institution, protect the long-term health of the organization, and promote the success of all her students.

Dr. Zissouli has been widely recognized for her impactful and impressive force in the education institution through her administrative and assessment based contributions. As an educator, she has been praised for her unparalleled commitment and passion to the education system and teaching methods alike.  

Education has been paramount in Dr. Katerina Zissouli’s life. Dr. Zissouli’s passion for education was what shaped and guided her extensive research, which addresses philosophy, literature, and teaching. Her research, along with two academic books, have been well received by her peers on a national level. Dr. Zissouli’s work has been published, on numerous occasions, in professional journals nationwide.

Dr. Katerina Zissouli is a firm believer that not all students are alike. It’s that belief that has made Dr. Zissouli an advocate for using all available tools and research, such as Multiple Intelligence and Differentiated Instruction, which can give students multiple options in the way they receive and process information and make sense of the ideas presented in the classroom. Dr. Zissouli has lead an extensive study on emotional and multiple intelligence, as she believes that everyone is capable of excelling academically. It is through those beliefs, accompanied by her relentless perseverance and commitment, that has brought Dr. Katerina Zissouli the success she’s seen in her career.

Those Logocentric Greeks!

Jacques Derrida in “Plato’s Pharmacy” (Dissemination, 1968) attempts to analyze the Phaedrus, one of the Platonic dialogues, which specifically addresses writing and its significance. At first, it appears that Plato’s position oscillates toward logos. In fact,... read more