The Dean C. and Zoë S. Pappas Center for Hellenic Studies, originally established by the American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture (AFGLC) as the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, is housed in the School of Arts and Humanities.
With six endowed professorships, the Center’s focus includes the disciplines of Greek language and literature, history and culture, classical archaeology, art history, philosophy, politics, anthropology and Byzantine civilization and religion. Scholarly and artistic activities emphasize the diachronic range of Hellenism, and promote student enrichment through travel and university exchanges in Greece and Cyprus.
History of Modern Hellenism: Tom Papademetriou, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies; Professor of History; Constantine and Georgiean Georgiou Endowed Professor of Greek History
Greek Art and Architecture: Amy Papalexandrou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History; George Constantine Georges and Sophia C. Georges Endowed Professor of Greek Art and Architecture
Greek Culture: Katherine Panagakos, Ph.D., Classics Honor Society Advisor and Co-Advisor of Hellenic Heritage Society; Assistant Professor of Latin; AFGLC Endowed Professor of Greek Culture and Classics
Ancient Greek Philosophy: Lucio Privitello, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion; Petros and Despoina Tsantes Family Professor of Greek Philosophy
Greek Language and Literature: David Roessel, Professor of Greek Language & Literature; Peter and Stella Yiannos Endowed Professor of Greek Language and Literature
Byzantine Civilization and Religion: A. Edward Siecienski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion; Clement and Helen Pappas Endowed Professor of Byzantine Civilization and Religion