Professor Dr Maria P. Michailidis holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration-Management, two Master degrees in Community-Social Psychology and Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate degree of Education in Educational Leadership, from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Massachusetts, USA and the University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She is also a Client-Centered Psychotherapist with a Diploma in Psychotherapy of The Person-Centered Approach (PCA).
Dr Michailidis is a Professor and the former Dean of the School of Business at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus and a member of the Management and MIS Department. In the past, she served as the Head of the Education Department of the University of Nicosia and Intercollege.
Professor Maria Michailidis is the author of several book chapters, journal articles and editor of several books. She has a long industrial experience as she worked in the United States and Cyprus, as well as teaching experience from teaching in higher education both in the United States and Cyprus. She is a researcher and a regular invited speaker and presenter at international conferences.
Most of her research work has been supported by grants; she has also been a research partner in European Union projects such as Leonardo da Vinci; Socrates/Erasmus Thematic Networks, Grundtvig Multilateral Projects and COST actions. Her research interests include occupational health, illness and wellness, gender and intercultural studies, unemployment issues, working women and stress, occupational stress, women entrepreneurs. She is a board member of the A. G. Leventis Scholars Association and also of the Elpida Foundation for Children with Cancer and Leukemia