Nancy Athanasiou is a professor of Education at Alverno College, where she has worked since 2001. During that time she helped revise curriculum, served as an advisor to all undergraduate students in the School of Education and consulted with multiple schools and school districts, both locally and internationally.
Athanasiou was also instrumental in helping the Milwaukee Police Department develop their STOP (Students Talking it Over with Police) Program curriculum. The program, the first of its kind in the country, is meant to improve interactions between police officers and urban youth. Officers are trained to become STOP instructors, and they in turn train students age 12-18 conflict resolution and social skills through role play.
Athanasiou earned her Doctor of Education from Cardinal Stritch University with a focus on Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service. She’s a member of the Wisconsin Independent Colleges for Teacher Education (WICTE), the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). She also serves on the board of the Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education consortium (GMCEC) and is co-chair of the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee (EDGM).