Stavros Panagiotis Xanthopoylos
ABED – Brazilian Association for Distance Education
Vice-Dean of FGV-IDE – Executive Educational Unit at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Dean of FGV Online – Distance Education Unit of FGV, part of IDE, and Professor of the Production and Operations Management Department at FGV-EASP. Xanthopoylos has been involved with open and distance and corporate education for over 20 years, as an author, coordinator and lecturer. He is the Vice-President of the Brazilian Distance Education Association (ABED). He has been involved in research and implementation of OER´s practices in Brazil and Internationally. Currently, He is a member of the executive committee and advisor of a project in the ROER4D (Research for OER in the Developing South) a research project funded by IDRC.
He has been invited to speak and debate on DE in conferences, such as ICDE, IMS Global Learning Consortium, where he acts as judge for the Learning Impact Awards since 2010. He is an author of chapters and articles, especially in KM, DE and OER, and also is interviewed and consulted as a specialist in the field of OER´s and DE by the media, government agencies and the public administration in general. He is part of the Specialist Committee for NMC Horizon Report in Brazil. . In 2014, he was appointed National Chancellor for Education by the Brazilian Honors to Merit Academy.
Xanthopoylos´s work in DE and OER´s has been recognized both national and internationally, under FGV Online and individually, with dozens of awards both in the academia and in the corporate world, outstanding his election as one of the ten Educational Personalities of Brazil in 2011, 2013 and 2014, earning him the right to be listed in the Role of Honor of Great Educators.
Xanthopoylos holds a PhD in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP and his research focuses on Knowledge Management, his postgraduate and graduation degrees were both obtained in Production Engineering at The Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (USP). Xanthopoylos has worked as a consultant for both the private and public sectors, conducting mainly operational effectiveness, knowledge management and educational projects in DE.