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Panagiotis Markopoulos, Ph.D.

Director of Master of Science in Counseling Program, Lecturer of Counseling (2019)School of Arts and Sciences

B.A. & M.A.: National & Capodistrian University of Athens Greece (2007)
B.A.: Western Kentucky University (2008)
M.A.: Easter Kentucky University (2012)
Ph.D.: University of New Orleans (2018)

Dr. Panagiotis Markopoulos is the Counseling Program Director at Upper Iowa University, School of Arts & Sciences. He holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans, a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University, and a master’s degree in Social Theology from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Prior to coming to UIU, he served as a faculty and Clinical Counseling Lab Director at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Markopoulos born and raised in Athens Greece until his early adulthood when he moved to the United States. His research interests primarily include exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in treatment of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Dr. Markopoulos is actively involved internationally and nationally in various leadership counseling organizations related roles including the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors and Association for Humanistic Counseling. Additionally, he has received numerous recognitions and awards as it pertains to his research on using VR for clinical use in the treatment of children with ASD and he is an active guest speaker and presenter in state, national, and international conferences. Lastly, Dr. Markopoulos hosts special educational events that are related to Autism with clinical and research related resources for the clinical community and community at-large.

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