Ippokratis Kantzios, PhD

Dr. I. Kantzios was born in Velvendo Kozanis in Greece, where he received a law degree from the University of Thessaloniki. Soon after, he came to America and obtained a BA in English Literature (St. Joseph's University), an MA in Education (Temple University) and a PhD in Classics (Bryn Mawr College). He has taught at the Hellenic American Academy in Upper Darby, PA, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and USF, where he is the Peter and Sophia Kourmolis Professor of Greek Language and Literature. He has received a number of awards for academic excellence and teaching. His specializations are archaic Greek poetry and teaching methodologies. He was also scholar-advisor to Steven Pressfield's acclaimed historical novels. He has served as director of the Classical Humanities Society of South Jersey and director of Stockton's study abroad program. He is currently advisor to the USF Hellenic Society, and participates in their study abroad program as well.