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Theodore G. Zervas is professor at North Park University in Chicago. He was born in Chicago to immigrant parents from Greece. He holds a bachelors and masters degree in history from DePaul University, a masters degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy studies from Loyola University Chicago. He has taught at Northwestern University, Technologico Superiores De Monterrey in Mexico, Spice Mountain College in Beijing, China and American University in Cairo in Egypt.
His first book The Making of a Modern Greek Identity: Education, Nationalism, and the Teaching of A Greek National Past. East European Monographs: Columbia University Press. (Greek Edition: Athens, Zacharopoulos Press. 2015), explores the ways in which the teaching of Greek history in Greek schools during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries helped shape a Greek national identity. His Second book Formal and Informal Education During the Rise of Greek Nationalism: Learning to be Greek, was published in 2016 through Palgrave & Macmillan. He has recently published an edited volume titled Educating Greek Americans (Palgrave & Macmillan) with Fevronia Soumakis and soon to be edited volume titled: Reconciling Ancient and Indigenous Belief Systems: Textbooks and Curricula in Contention (Toronto University Press) with Ehaab Abdou.
His most recent book With Grit and a Big Heart: A Beginners Guide to Teaching is a guide for aspiring teachers on the ins and out of teaching today.