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Visiting Faculty (Part Time)

Education

  • University of Manitoba PhD (ABD) Economics
  • University of Toronto (MA Economics)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BA Honours, Economics, Business Administration and Law)

Subject Taught/ Student Project Mentor

 
 
  • Managerial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Global Business Environment

Teaching experience

  • Schulich School of Business, York University (1992-present)
  • S. P. Jain School of Global Management (2010-present)
  • Department of Economics, Atkinson College, York University (1990-95)
  • Department of Economics, Glendon College, York University (1995)
  • Department of Economics, University of Manitoba (1989-1992)

Academic experience

  • Instructor, Economics & Business History, Department of Economics, Atkinson College, York University (1990-1995)
  • Instructor, Business History, Department of Economics, Glendon College, York University (1995)
  • Instructor, Economics and Business History, Department of Economics, University of Manitoba (1989-1992)

Executive education  

  • Designed, developed and delivered Executive Training Seminars for BMO Financial Group, Economics and Management of Portfolio Investments (Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, 1996)

Leadership and advising activities 

  • Curriculum Development, Schulich School of Business – Developed new courses and redesigned existing ones
    • ECON 5100 – The Economic Environment of Business (MBA Core)
    • ECON 6180 – Money, Credit and Macroeconomic Policy (MBA Elective)
    • ECON 6120 – The Economics of Regulation and Deregulation (MBA Elective) 
    • MGMT 5250 – Managing in a Contemporary Context (MBA Core until 2007)
    • INTL1200 – Microeconomics for managers (iBBA Core)
  • Mentor and Coach – Schulich Debate Society (2010)
  • Advised over 20 Schulich MBA student teams on Strategy Field Studies (MGMT 6100) with corporate client sites including Shell Russia (2005-2006), DeBeers South Africa (2006-2007), Apollo Tyres Ltd India (2007-2008) and Brookfield Johnson Controls Canada (2013-2014)

Corporate experience 

  • President, Tolias & Associates Inc., Economic & Business Consulting (1996-present)
  • TetNet Internet Promotions Inc., President, Director and Marketing Manager (1994-96)

 Consulting experience 

  • Ministry of Education, Greece, External Evaluator of Research Proposals (2010)
  • Ministry of Education, Greece, Financing of Higher Education Programs (2003)
  • BMO Financial Group, Executive Training seminars (1996)

Research & publications

  • Article: “Greece and the European Union at the Crossroads”, commissioned by SAE Canada (May 2010)
  • Article: “The Causes of the December 2008 Riots in Greece”, Ta Nea, January 18, 2009
  • Article: "Industrial Labour and the Origins of Social Policy in Greece," Economicos, June 1981, 26 (1416), Athens, pp. 24-28.
  • Article: "Economic Development and Social Policy in Modern Greece," Praxis, Fall 1981, 1 (4-5), Athens, pp. 67-80.

 

Memberships

  • Canadian Economics Association
  • Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO)
  • Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF)

 Awards & recognition  

  • First Place Winner of the SeymourSchulichTeaching Excellence Award (Graduate Level, 1999)
  • First Place Winner of the Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Award (Undergraduate Level, 2014). Had two courses rank 1st and 2nd in the top 10.
  • Nominee - Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Award – 12 times in 17 years (1998-2014)
  • The Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Awards

Additional information

 Professional

  • President, Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (2007-2013)
  • Advisor, Higher Education, Consul General of Greece in Toronto (2004-present)
  • Member, York U. Advisory Committee to the Hellenic Studies Chair (Dec 2007-present)
  • Advisor, Hellenic Heritage Foundation (March 2009-present)

Media Appearances and Coverage

  • Interviewed numerous times by major television and radio networks on economic policy (CBC, Al Jazeera, CTV, TVO, OMNI TV, ERT World)