Bionote of Maria D. Avgerinou, Ph.D

    A former academic in U.K. and U.S. universities, Maria D. Avgerinou, Ph.D., O.E.T. has joined the Hellenic Open University (Athens, Greece) since 2012. Her research interests, publications, and professional presentations focus on educational technology and psychology, visual literacy, online and blended learning, and action research in teacher education.

    Among other professional affiliations and activities, she has served IVLA from various leadership positions (40th president, Senior Editor of the Selected Readings, JVL review board, etc.), and AECT as the President of the Distance Learning Division.

    Maria is the recipient of IVLA’s Research Award (2009), and the twice recipient of the Braden and Beauchamp Visual Literacy Award (2001; 2010). In 2012 she was elected to serve as JVL’s co-Editor in Chief.