Dr. John G. Siolas presented his current book at the April 6th, 2017 SJU 20th anniversary. His book, “The Greek American Experience III” is a comprehensive exploration of the Greek language and culture. This analytical book includes the most up to date Hellenic websites and links to major articles and studies on the Greek language and civilization. Also included is information on current scholarship opportunities and a complete listing of Greek American societies and foundations.
Dr. Siolas is an Associate Professor of Education, Graduate Division, School of Education and Psychology at Touro College for the past thirteen years. Dr. Siolas was born in Arcadia, Greece. His academic credentials include a B.A. from Marist College in 1973; M.S. in Education, SUNY in 1974 and a PhD. from New York University in 1984. During his academic career, Dr. Siolas was a Teacher at St. Basil’s Academy, Garrison, NY 1967-1975; Florida State University Teacher Training Fellow 1976-78 and Education Administrator for the Board of Education of the City of New York from 1975 – 2005.
His works include books and numerous articles about Greece, children’s textbooks and bilingual education texts. His honors include: 2016 recognition for his service as past president at the Fortieth Anniversary Luncheon of the Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” in the presence of His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios and Dr. Theodosis Pelegrinis, Deputy Minister of Education of Greece; the 2013 Hermes Award given by the Federation of Hellenic American Educators at the Dinner Awards Reception of the 22nd Hermes International Expo; “Educator of the Year (HAEA) in 1987; the NY State Incentive Award 1974 and “Educator of the Year” by The Hellenic American Educators Association of the UFT (HAEA) in 1987.
Dr. Siolas was selected by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation to be a Visiting Professor for the spring 2007 semester at the University of Athens, Department of Linguistics. Greek Cultural Presentation was presented to over 100 seniors in eastern Queens Dr. John G. Siolas on March 21st, 2015.
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