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Theodore G. Zervas

Professor of Education, North Park University

Theodore G. Zervas is professor of education at North Park University in Chicago. He holds a bachelors and masters degree in history from DePaul University, a masters degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago. He has also taught in Chicago Public Schools, Technologico Superiores De Monterrey, and The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Much of my research focuses on the history of education in both Greece and the United States. His first book The Making of a Modern Greek Identity: Education, Nationalism, and the Teaching of A Greek National Past. East European Monographs: Columbia University Press. (Greek Edition: Athens, Zacharopoulos Press. 2015), explores the ways in which the teaching of Greek history in Greek schools during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries helped shape a Greek national identity. His second book Formal and Informal Education During the Rise of Greek Nationalism: Learning to be Greek, was published in 2016 through Palgrave & Macmillan. He recently published a co-edited volume "Educating Greek Americans: Historical and Contemporary Pathways" also through Palgrave & Macmillan (2020).


  • –present
    Professor, North Park University


  • 2010 
    Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D History of Education/Comparative and International Education