Leonidas Kyriakides, University of Cyprus

Dr. Leonidas Kyriakides is Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation and the head of the Department of Education at the University of Cyprus. His field of research and scholarship is the evaluation of educational effectiveness, whether of teachers, schools or educational systems. Currently his research agenda is concerned with the development of a dynamic model of educational effectiveness, and the application of research to the improvement of educational practice. Leonidas has been involved in several international projects. His work has contributed not only to theory improvement but also to the testing of theoretical models and using them for improving the quality of education. He acted as chair of the AERA SIG on School Effectiveness and Improvement and as a chair of the EARLI SIG on Educational Effectiveness. Finally, he is member of the editorial board of various international journals with referee system and the author of more than 100 papers, 8 books, and 90 book chapters.