Dr Despina Varnava-Marouchou is an assistant professor at the European University Cyprus (EUC). She has a Doctorate in Education with special reference to Business Administration, from the University of Nottingham and a Master in Business Administration and Education from Brunel University. Dr V. Marouchou has been heavily involved in promoting and developing teaching and learning practices specifically for business students. As such, one of her research areas of interest is the improvement of teaching in Higher Education. Dr V. Marouchou has served as an external program evaluator for the University of Western Macedonia (Florina) and University of Patras. She has also being involved in the design of several professional training programs for creativity aimed for university faculty.
Dr V. Marouchou has won several funded research projects of which she was the coordinator in two of them: ‘Enhancing Pedagogical Practices by Understanding Students’ Learning Styles,’ (coordinator); ‘Teaching for Creativity in Higher Education’ (coordinator) funded by the European Regional Development/ Research Promotion Foundation. Her second area of interest is entrepreneurship education. She is currently involved in two entrepreneurship Erasmus Plus projects namely ‘A European University-Business Alliance aiming to foster young Scientists’ Entrepreneurial spirit’, (researcher); A European University-Business Alliance aiming to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of ICT students, (researcher). She is a regular paper reviewer and has serve as an advisor in several conference committees
Dr V Marouchou has been the coordinator of the Business Studies Program for six years and Vice Chair of the Management and Marketing Department for two years. She was also the president of the Student with special Needs Committee for 3 years.
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