Faculty

PRATT, Gary

As an undergraduate Garry trained as an archaeologist at the University of Bristol, and under the supervision of Professor Peter Warren, specialized in Minoan archaeology, including the field research and production of a survey exploring the foundations of Knossos on Crete. Garry didn’t pursue archaeology academically after this, but instead had a fast track career in business, both in the US and across Europe. Most notably Garry founded, built and sold a ground breaking digital educational publishing company, Teachit.

PSYCHAS, Adrianos

Adrianos Psychas, born at Nauplion, Greece, received his B.A. in History and Archaeology at University of Athens (2014). He is candidate for his M.A. thesis on Early Mycenaean era, especially in social organization through examination of the arrangement of tombs and analysis of grave goods, at University of Athens.

PSYCHAS, Panagiotis

Panagiotis Psychas graduated in 1981 from the Physics Department of the University Athens. He taught private lessons in Physics and Math from 1981 to 1989. From 1989 he works as a teacher of Physical Sciences in the Greek Public High Schools. He haw organised many Environmental Education Projects in various fields, especially in Geomythology (explaining  ancient Greek myths with climatic-geomorphological changes).  He has given many lectures about Geomythology, the Mycenaean Road System, the  Mycenaean Hydraulic works.

SIKLA, Evangelia

Evi Sikla received a B.A. in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens, Greece. She further pursued graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College on fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and Bryn Mawr College (Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, 2008). Evi has participated in a number of excavations in Crete and the Cyclades. She is also an alumni of the American School of Classical Studies and has been affiliated with the Institute for Aegean Prehistory-Study Center in East Crete, where she has been studying for publication Early Minoan pottery from the settlement of Mochlos.

SIMMONS, David

Dr. Simmons is an Associate Professor in the departments of Anthropology and Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the University of South Carolina. David received his PhD from Michigan State University (2002) and completed a three-year National Science Foundation Postdoc at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Social Medicine, Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change (2002-2005).

SINACHOPOULOS, Dimitris

Born in Greece in 1951, Dimitris Sinachopoulos studied Mathematics at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (B.A., 1975), Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy at the University of Vienna, Austria (Ph.D. 1983) and Byzantine Studies at the same University. He studied Archaeoastronomy with Prof. Firneis and Prof. Ferrari d’Occhieppo. He was post-doc researcher at the Univ. of Bonn (1984-1989) and the Royal Observatory of Belgium (1989-1998) working on Earth-bound and space Astrometry (ESA «Hipparcos» and «Gaia» and DLR «DIVA» satellites).

TOMKINS, Peter

Born in the U.K., Peter Tomkins studied Classics at the University of Oxford before switching to the archaeology of the prehistoric Aegean via an MA at the Institute of Archaelogy in London and a PhD at the University of Sheffield. He is currently Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology Research Associate in Aegean Prehistory (U.K.) as well a Temporary Lecturer in Archaeology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). In June-July 2016 he will hold the P.M.

TSIROGIANNIS, Christos

Dr Christos Tsirogiannis is a forensic archaeologist researching trafficking networks of illicit antiquities; he regularly identifies illicit antiquities in the market and assists the authorities in repatriation processes.  Having studied Archaeology and History of Art in the University of Athens, he worked for the Greek Ministries of Culture and Justice from 1994 to 2008, excavating throughout Greece and recording antiquities in private hands.

TSOKAS, Grigorios

Born in Athens, he holds a diploma in Physics (1979, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki -AUTH), a M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics (1980, Leeds University, U.K.) and a Doctorate in Geophysics (1985, AUTH). He has been trained as a resident geophysical programmer by the Western Geophysical Company, Hounslow-London (1988), on behalf of the Greek Public Petroleum Company (currently Hellenic Petroleum). He was visiting researcher at York University, U.K., (1990) and visiting professor at the Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A., (1994). Prof.  Grigorios N.

ZACHARIAS, Nikolaos

Nikolaos (Nikos) Zacharias, Professor, studied Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (Metsovion) and carried out his MSc and PhD at the NCSR Demokritos, Athens in the field of luminescence dating supported by a scholarship from the Ministry of Research and Development. He then realized 2 post-doctoral programmes at Bonn University (GEOPRO/FP5) and at Demokritos (IKY/State Scholarships Foundation). From 2004 – 2009 he worked as researcher at Demokritos and as visiting staff member at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus.

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