Evanthia Ganetsou


BA, The American College of Greece; MSc, University of London; PhD, University of London

Dr Ganetsou is a Pierce and a Deree alumna. She has been teaching at the American College undergraduate psychology program since 2000. She mainly teaches modules on children and adolescents development as well as educational psychology and academic practices. Dr Ganetsou has earned her MSc and PhD from the University of London, specialising in cognitive, psychological, and social factors explaining variation in school performance, with emphasis on arithmetic and reading. She trained in special education, including specific learning disabilities, by the Association for the Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents (EPSYPE).

Dr Ganetsou is a member of the British Psychological Society, with the status of Chartered Psychologist, also holding a Practising Certificate since 1999. She has been working in several school settings where she consults and lectures on several emotional and behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence as well as academic and pedagogical issues, such as learning disabilities, teacher-parent relationship, homework, and assessment of academic skills. She has also worked as a counselor in several mental health settings, including Municipal Medical Centers and Children’s Hospital ‘A. Kyriakou’ among others. Her BPS (Developmental Section) conference presentations focused on children’s understanding of commutativity and factors contributing to children’s academic performance.