Nikoletta Christodoulou | BIO
Nikoletta (Niki) Christodoulou is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation, College of Education, Augusta University, Georgia, USA. She has recently returned to Cyprus to join the faculty of Education and Social Sciences at Frederick University. She holds a PhD in Education with a focus on Curriculum Studies and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, Illinois, USA; a Master’s in Education from UIC with a focus on Instructional Leadership; and a Bachelor’s in Pre-Primary Education from the University of Cyprus.
Besides Cyprus, her home country, she has also lived in the United States of America, and in Saudi Arabia and the United Arabic Emirates for several years. She was the Coordinator of the Cyprus Oral History and Living Memory Project at Frederick Research Center, Nicosia, Cyprus, and she worked with teachers for the implementation of oral history in schools. Currently, she is the Coordinator of The Central Savannah River Area Education Oral History Project. She has collaborated with universities in the USA, Europe, and India to help improve the quality and standards of teaching and introduce teaching, educational, and curricular innovations. Her publication record includes articles in peer-reviewed, educational research journals, book chapters, and books, including her Greek book titled Understanding Curriculum: A Field of Study and Research.
Her academic interests include curriculum studies, curriculum theory, democratic teaching and learning, teacher education and pedagogy, teaching and curricular innovations, teacher and student learning experiences, politics of education, narrative inquiry, (auto)ethnography and (auto)biographical research, qualitative research, oral history research and oral history education.