Elly Pirocacos

History, Philosophy and the Ancient World

BA, Deree – The American College of Greece; MA, PhD, University of Kent

Elly Pirocacos has been a member of the Department of Philosophy since 1996. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Kent, at Canterbury where her focus had been ancient Greek philosophy. Her research interests have since evolved and diversified which her forthcoming book The Pedagogic Mission is testimony to. Still entrenched in the ancient Greek tradition of philosophical discourse, it is the pedagogical and aretic aspects of the teachings of select ancient scholars that have become her focus. Salient pedagogical insights comparable to contemporary pedagogical aims and concerns have launched her further research interest in pedagogical methods, which will comprise her next research project.