Welcome to ACT!
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) is the tertiary division of Anatolia, a private, not-for-profit educational institution founded in 1886. ACT is an independent American institution chartered in the State of Massachusetts and accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). ACT also holds EU program validation and has been granted a license by the Greek government to operate as a private post-secondary College.
ACT is a vibrant learning community, where students of 20 different nationalities meet a highly diverse faculty body to engage in discourse characterized by sharing and mutual respect. In addition to knowledge acquisition, the hallmarks of the ACT experience are critical inquiry and service to others. The ACT curriculum promotes open inquiry in a conscious and systematic way, in order to broaden students’ horizons, cultivate their talents, enhance their understanding of the world, and prepare them for a life of empathy.
At ACT, we strongly believe in the role that the environment and in particular Gaia plays in fostering intellectual growth; that is why we have built a beautiful campus on a hill, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Under the Grecian blue sky and amid a plethora of ancient trees and shrubs (cypress, olive, plums, pomegranate, etc.), our students have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art educational facilities in pursuing their educational goals. This is the same environment that, a few miles to the East became the birthplace of Aristotle, while a few miles to the West, the birthplace of Alexander the Great.
If you are currently an ACT student, I would like to congratulate you for your choice and ask you to be proud of your studies and your institution. If you are contemplating becoming an ACT student, I urge you to explore the ACT programs of study and I encourage you to visit or contact us, in order to facilitate your joining of our community. We will be delighted to address all of your queries, and discuss your future.
Stamos T. Karamouzis, Ph.D.
Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
Read Dr. Karamouzis' short bio
Prior to joining ACT, Dr. Karamouzis was the Dean of the School of Computer & Information Sciences at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Before Regis he occupied the Anita & Truman Arnold Chair in Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) and headed the CIS Department at Texas A&M University - Texarkana. Overall, he has 30 years in the education field that includes faculty and administrative appointments at Hampton University, College of William & Mary, Tulane University, University of Macedonia in Greece, Loyola University New Orleans, and Texas A&M University - Texarkana.
Prior to making a career in academia he conducted basic and applied research at NASA's Langley Research Center where he also served as a Resident Research Associate of the National Research Council. Dr. Karamouzis is published in the areas of artificial intelligence, educational technologies, and the impact of technological innovation on society. He holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the College of William & Mary and he is a graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University.