CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation & Technology is extremely proud to announce that Professor Maria Meletiou – Mavrotheris, Head of Education & Training Services, is the recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award as part of European University Cyprus’ “Mary Eleftheriadou” Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Research 2019. In particular, Professor Maria Meletiou Mavrotheris is acknowledged as an established researcher in the area of Mathematics Education with a strong publication record and extensive research activity.
Dr. Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris is a Professor at the European University Cyprus (EUC) and Director of the Research Laboratory in ICT-Enhanced Education. She has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education (University of Texas at Austin), an M.Sc. in Statistics (University of Texas at Austin), an M.Sc. in Engineering (University of Texas at Austin), an M.A. in Open and Distance Learning (UK Open University), a B.A. in Mathematics (University of Texas at Austin), and Teacher’s Certification in Primary Education. Professor Meletiou-Mavrotheris has engaged extensively in research and has established a respected research record through numerous scholarly publications and repeated invitations to participate in international conferences. She has published 38 refereed journal articles in esteemed international/national scholarly journals. She has also authored/co-authored 3 scholarly books, 1 monograph, 31 chapters in scholarly books, 97 peer-reviewed conference proceedings papers, as well as numerous technical reports submitted to the EU. She is the co-editor of the volumes Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education published in 2015 by IGI Global, and Statistics in Early Childhood and Primary Education published in 2018 by Springer Nature. Professor Meletiou-Mavrotheris has been able to attract considerable research funding from national and international sources. She has been involved, in the capacity of either Project Coordinator or Research Collaborator, in 27 EU-funded projects, 1 project funded by EDUCAUSE, and 4 projects funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion foundation. Indicative EU funded programs in which she has participated include H2020, Erasmus+, LLP-Grundtvig, Socrates Minerva and Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, and Eureka. All of these multinational programs focus on technology-enabled education, specifically on the use of serious games and other technological tools in teaching and learning at the school and higher education level, and in adult education, and vocational training.
Many congratulations to Maria on behalf of all EUC and CERIDES members!