Dr Peter Kiriakidis, Ph.D.

Professor of Research Methods & Information Systems – SMC
Adjunct Faculty – Queen’s University

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Touro University International, California
  • Honors M.A. in Computing, Columbia University, N.Y.
  • Honors Bachelor of Education in Computer Science, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Ryerson University, Toronto

Academic Positions

  • Professor of Research Methods & Information Systems – SMC
  • Assistant Professor – Touro University, California
  • Assistant Professor – Aspen University, Colorado
  • Adjunct Faculty – Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
  • Adjunct Faculty – Trent University, Ontario, Canada

Main Academic Interests

  • The relationship between information and communications technology
  • Theories of learning and development
  • Globalization and Education
  • Educational policy
  • Student satisfaction in the online learning environment
  • Government Funding in Education
  • I.T. & I.S. Management

Honors And Awards

  • International Award, L.E.R.N., USA
  • 1st place award for the design of the online Internet Software Multimedia Certificate for I.T. professionals
  • 2nd place for integrating innovative learning technologies into the I.T. curriculum for online, correspondence, and in the classroom I.T. courses
  • Excellence in Teaching, Durham College, Ontario
  • Excellence in Teaching, Durham District Board of Education, Ontario
  • Factors Affecting Student Satisfaction in the Online Learning Environment – ProQuest, 2005
  • Information and Communication Technologies Barriers, Evaluating Web Sites – Paper presented to administration and teachers at WCCI, TDSB, 2003
  • How to Integrate technology into the curriculum for all academic departments, Interview Skills Development, Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations, and Computers and Academic departments – Papers presented at Professional Development sessions for educators at WCCI, Toronto District School Board, 2002
  • Web site Development, programming for the Web, security, and the Internet – Region of Durham – I.T. employees – 2000
  • How to Design multimedia-based Web pages – Guest speaker at Ontario Association of Police Educators Conference, Ontario Police College, Aylmer, ON – 1999
  • Web Technology & Education – Guest speaker at CCBC (Canadian College of Business and Computers), Toronto ON – 1999
  • Research on the Development of Independent Study Material for Online Delivery – Speaker at Durham College, Oshawa, ON – 1999
  • Database Design and Programming Methods – Speaker – City of Niagara, IT employees – prepared CDs for the participants – 1999.
  • Object Oriented Programming, Pointers and References – Speaker at Fidelity Investments, I.T., Toronto ON – 1998
  • Complete College at Home – Cobourg Daily Star newspaper – 1998
  • Internet Multimedia Software Engineering – The Chronicle newspaper of Durham College, Oshawa, ON – 1998
  • First Class Client Software – Speaker at Information Sessions at Durham College, Oshawa, ON – 1998, 1997, 1996
  • Curriculum for Online Delivery – Guest speaker at SoftTrain Institute Professional Development Day for Educators – Sept. and Nov. 1997
  • Computer Programming Contests and Computer Fair – Speaker at Durham Board of Education Professional Development Day for Educators – 1996
  • Ontario College of Teachers
  • Faculty Council, Trent University