Dr. Ioannis S. Christodoulou studied Pedagogy, Psychology and Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1989 – 1993), in the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology. His doctoral dissertation (2002), in the Philosophy of Education, is entitled: “The issues of education and progress in the philosophy of Epictetus” (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).
Dr Christodoulou has been teaching in Higher Education since 2000. He taught the Philosophy of Education and Sociology of Education courses at the Higher School of Pedagogy and Technical Education (ASPAETE Thessaloniki) from 2000 to 2002. He taught at the Hellenic Open University (EAP) from 2000 until 2014. From 2000 to 2003 he was Assistant Coordinator. He also taught at the University of Cyprus (2002 – 2017), the European University of Cyprus (2004) and the New York College (2001 – 2002).
He was exceptionally employed in an honorary capacity by the Hellenic Open University in the post of Instructor – Counselor, before receiving the doctorate. As stated in the constitution of the H.O.U. “in exceptional cases, the H.O.U. may employ holders of post-graduate qualifications who have significant experience in the said area of specialization.” (Bill No. 2552/1997 article 4, paragraph 10)
In 2017 he was a candidate for the first Prize for Teaching Quality of the University of Cyprus. In 2015 and 2016 he was a member of the Scientific Council of the Center for Teaching and Learning (KEDIMA) of the University of Cyprus, as a representative of the Faculty of Philosophy. From 2009 until 2017 he was a member of the three-member Committee for Student Enrollment at the Department of Classical Studies and Philosophy of the University of Cyprus. From 2006 to 2015 he was a member of the University of Cyprus Student Prosperity Association. He also organized for the first time and taught an Annual Certified Seminar on Philosophical Anthropology for educators at the Centre for Scientific Training, Evaluation and Development at the University of Cyprus (2010).
He is the Chairman of the Biomedical and Clinical Research Bioethics Committee (2010 – 2013 and 2015 – 2018), which is part of the National Bioethics Committee of Cyprus. He is also member of the Advisory Committee of the International Journal of Communication Research, published by the Romanian Academy of Sciences. He is member of the Advisory Board of “ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΕΙΝ” journal, which is being published by the Philosophical Research Laboratory on the Imaginary (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Ηe is the Academic Secretary of the Philosophical Society of Cyprus.
He is a regular collaborator of “NeuroHeadway” (Neuroscience into Education) in creating educational programs for English speaking schools internationally.