Athens Journal of Social Sciences
Editorial and Reviewers’ Board

Editor (Acting)
Dr. Yannis Stivachtis, Director, Social Sciences Research Division, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) & Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech-Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.
Editorial & Reviewers' Board
• Dr. Bettina Koch, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor of Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA.
• Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece.
• Dr. Yorgo Pasadeos, Head, Mass Media and Communication Research Unit, ATINER & Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama, USA.
• Dr. Thanos Patelis, Head, Psychology Research Unit, ATINER, Senior Associate, Center for Assessment, USA & Research Scholar, Graduate School of Education, Fordham University, USA.
• Dr. John Roufagalas, Head, Economics Research Unit, ATINER & Professor of Economics, Troy University, USA.
• Dr. Christos Sakellariou, Vice President of Finance, ATINER & Associate Professor of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
• Dr. David Carey, Academic Member, ATINER & Dean, College of Progressive Education & Director of Psychology, City Colleges, Ireland.
• Dr. Van Coufoudakis, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Indiana University-Purdue University, USA.
• Dr. Albert Harris, Professor Emeritus, Department of Politics, Humboldt State University, USA.
• Dr. Asafa Jalata, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Tennessee University, USA.
• Dr. William Patrick Leonard, Vice Dean, Solbridge International School of Business, Korea.
• Dr. David Kushner, Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History, Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa, Israel.
• Dr. David Doncel Abad, Professor & Headmaster of Master in East Asian Studies, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
• Dr. Christianna Leahy, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor & Chair, McDaniel College, USA.
• Dr. Nurşen Adak, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Akdeniz, Turkey.
• Dr. Tina Mavrikos-Adamou, Professor of Political Science, Hofstra University, USA.
• Dr. Kimberly S. Adams, Professor of Political Science, East Stroudsburg University, USA.
• Dr. Olga Borodkina, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, St. Petersburg State University, Russia.
• Dr. Irene Bravo, Professor, Albizu University, USA.
• Dr. Richard K Caputo, Professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work - Yeshiva University, USA.
• Dr. Carmine Clemente, Professor, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy.
• Dr. Ulku Doganay, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Ankara University, Turkey.
• Dr. Jean-Marie Exbrayat, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Lyon Catholic University and Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France.
• Dr. Raymond T. Lee, Professor, University of Manitoba, Canada.
• Dr. Trevor Wesley Harrison, Professor, University of Lethbridge, Canada.
• Dr. Biplab Chakraborty, Guest Professor, University of Calcutta, India.
• Dr. Wojciech J. Cynarski, Professor, University of Rzeszów, Poland.
• Dr. António Duarte, Professor, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
• Dr. She Dyson, Professor, Middlesex University, UK.
• Dr. Isabel Garrido Gómez, Academic Member, ATINER & Titular Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alcala, Spain.
• Dr. Richard Hula, Professor, Department of Political Science, Michigan State University, USA.
• Dr. Yoga Jyotsna, Professor & chairperson, Department of Political Science, Osmania University, India.
• Dr. Swen Körner, Professor, Institute of Pedagogy and Philosophy, Germany.
• Dr. Ho Hon Leung, Professor, Department of Sociology, State University of New York College at Oneonta, USA.
• Dr. Paul López, Professor, California State University, USA.
• Dr. Elvira Martini, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Sannio, Italy.
• Dr. Gail Matthews, Professor, Dominican University of California, USA.
• Dr. Nita Mathur, Professor of Sociology, Indira Gandhi National Open University. India.
• Dr. Moya Padilla Nereyda Emelia, Professor, Department of Social Sciences, University of Cienfuegos, Cuba.
• Dr. Jose Ordonez, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Los Andes, Venezuela.
• Dr. Giuseppe Luca De Luca Picione, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.
• Dr. Judith W. Rhue, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Ohio University, USA.
• Dr. Philippe Rygiel, Professor, Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, France.
• Dr. William A. Sampson, Professor and Chair of Public Policy, DePaul University, USA.
• Dr. Paula do Espírito Santo, Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
• Dr. James D. Savage, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor of Politics & Public Policy, Department of Politics, University of Virginia, USA.
• Dr. Friedrich Schneider, Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
• Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy, Professor, School of Education, Eastern New Mexico University, USA.
• Dr. Max Stephenson, Academic Member, ATINER & Founding Director, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG), USA.
• Dr. M. Tavakol, Professor of Sociology, University of Tehran, Iran.
• Dr. Jin Wang, Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA.
• Dr. Esther Fusco, Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University. USA.
• Dr. James M. Magrini, Adjunct Professor, College of DuPage, USA.
• Dr. Denise Torres, Academic Member, ATINER & Adjunct Professor, the Joseph S. Murphy Institute, USA.
• Dr. Nestor P. Blace, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, Philippines.
• Dr. Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, USA.
• Dr. Margherita Di Salvo, Research Associate, Tuscia University, Italy.
• Dr. Christopher Dreisbach, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
• Dr. Sara Bahia, Auxiliary Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
• Dr. Şuhnaz Yılmaz Özbağcı, Associate Director, KOÇ University, Turkey.
• Dr. George Zestos, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Christopher Newport University, USA.
• Dr. Abdelhafid Aimar, Associate Professor, University of Jijel, Algeria
• Dr. Chen An (Ph.D. Yale), Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
• Dr. Roger B. Sages, Associate Professor Lund University, Sweden.
• Dr. Jane Bristol-Rhys, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Zayed University, UAE.
• Dr. Erica Chito Childs, Associate Professor of Sociology, Hunter College, The City University of New York (CUNY), USA.
• Dr. Marcelo F. Costa, Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
• Dr. Michaelene Cox, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Government Illinois State University, USA.
• Dr. Loreta Gustainienė, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.
• Dr. Raymond Hudon, Associate Professor, Laval University, Canada.
• Dr. Nikos Liodakis, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
• Dr. Domenico Maddaloni, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Salerno, Italy.
• Dr. Emmanouil Mentzakis, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Southampton, UK.
• Dr. Rajmund Mirdala, Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Economics, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia.
• Dr. Solomon Mashegoane, Associate Professor, Discipline of Psychology, University of Limpopo, South Africa.
• Dr. Donizete Rodrigues, Associate Professor, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.
• Dr. Ali Salman, Associate Professor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
• Dr. Paula Kwan, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration & Policy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
• Dr. Abdul Mutalib Leman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia.
• Dr. Manjari Srivastava, Associate Professor, School of Business Management, NMIMS University, India.
• Dr. Christopher Dreisbach, Director, Department of Applied Ethics and Humanities, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
• Dr. McWelling Todman, Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Director, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Program & Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology, Eugene Lang College, USA.
•Dr. Boyka Stefanova, Associate Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.
• Dr. Eugenia Udangiu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Craiova, Romania.
• Dr. Saeed Wahass, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dammam University, UK.
• Dr. Danilo Yanich, Associate Professor, University of Delaware, USA.
• Dr. Theodore G. Zervas, Associate Professor, North Park University, USA.
• Dr. Violeta Cvetkovska Ocokoljic, Associate Professor, Faculty for Culture and Media, Megatrend University, Serbia.
• Dr. Li Mingjiang, Associate Professor, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, China.
• Dr. Tony Milevski, Associate Professor, Institute of Security, Defense and Peace, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, FYROM.
• Dr. Mahalaya Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Calcutta University, India.
• Dr. Stan Veuger, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, USA.
• Dr. Mohammad Amir Ahmadzadeh, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Institute for Humanities and Cultural History, Iran.
• Dr. Guliz Mugan Akinci, Assistant Professor, Vice Dean of Fine Arts Faculty, Okan University, Turkey.
• Dr. Marshaley J. Baquiano, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Visayas, Philippines.
• Dr. Jülide Karakoç, Assistant Professor at Gedik University, Turkey.
• Dr. Madalla Alibeli, Assistant Professor of Sociology, United Arab Emirates University, UAE.
• Dr.Bushra Beegom, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Kerala, India.
• Dr. Geneviève A. Bonin, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada.
• Dr. Georgia Chronaki, Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, School of Psychological Sciences, UK.
• Dr. Monika Csibi, Assistant Professor, Partium Christian University, Romania.
• Dr. Oana Alexandra David, Senior Assistant Professor, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.
• Dr. Ana Paula Mendes Correia Couceiro Figueira, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
• Dr. Mikhail I. Gofman, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fullerton, USA.
• Dr. Steven M. Graham, Assistant Professor, New College of Florida, Department of Psychology, USA.
• Dr. Yasin Kerem Gümüş, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Sakarya University, Turkey.
• Dr. Olga Selin Hunler, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey.
• Dr. Ajeet Jaiswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University, India.
• Dr. Dimokritos Kavadias, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium.
• Dr. Mojdeh Kiani, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor Payame Noor University, Iran.
• Dr. Jan Labitzke, Assistant Professor University of Giessen, Germany.
• Dr. Auke R. Leen, Assistant Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands.
• Dr. Blazej Lyszczarz, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland.
• Dr. George Pavlou, Assistant Professor, European University, Cyprus.
• Dr. Romana Elzbieta Pawlinska-Chmara, Assistant Professor, Opole University, Poland.
• Dr. Stefania Maria Lorenza Rimoldi, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Milano- Bicocca, Italy.
• Dr. Ajaya Kumar Sahoo, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor & Director, Centre for Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad, India.
• Dr. Sandro Serpa, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of the Azores, Portugal.
• Dr. Aijaz Ashraf Wani, Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kashmir, India.
• Dr. Maria João Simões, Assistant Professor, University of Beira Interior, Portugal.
• Dr. Breea C. Willingham, Assistant Professor, Plattsburgh State University, USA.
• Dr. Timothy Zeiger, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
• Dr. Peter Herrmann, Academic Member, ATINER & Visiting Scholar, Corvinus University, Hungary & Adjunct Professor, University of Eastern Finland, Finland.
• Dr. Pauline Collins, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
• Dr. Petro Erasmus, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, North West University, South Africa.
• Dr. Tabane Ramodungoane, Senior Lecturer, University of South Africa, South Africa.
• Dr. Mariny Abdul Ghani, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia.
• Dr. Kwabena A. Kyei, Head & Senior Lecturer, University of Venda, South Africa.
• Dr. Angela McCarthy, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, The University of Notre Dame, Australia.
• Dr. Ranislav Radeljic, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of East London, UK.
• Dr. Thomas Sukopp, Senior Lecturer, University of Siegen, Germany.
• David B. Ugal, Senior Lecturer, Federal University, Nigeria.
• Dr. Derek Watson, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management, Sunderland University, UK.
• Dr. Binoy Kampmark, Lecturer, the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Australia.
• Dr. Samodelkin Yakov Aleksandrovich, Lecturer, the Urals State of Agrarian University Yekaterinburg, Russia.
• Dr. Ardit Bido, Lecturer, Metropolitan University of Tirana, Albania.
• Dr. Claudia-Neptina Manea, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania.
• Dr. Noa Lavie, Lecturer, The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel.
• Dr. Frederico Matos, Lecturer, King’s Learning Institute, King’s College London, UK.
• Dr. Langtone Maunganidze, Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Botswana, Botswana.
• Dr. Ezekiel Mbitha Mwenzwa, Lecturer, Karatina University, Kenya.
• Dr. Funsho Azeez Olatunde, Lecturer, Department of Arts & Social Sciences Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
• Dr. Ipek Ozbek Sonmez, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey.
• Dr. Fatbardha Osmanaga, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer & Chief, Department of Psychology and Social Work, University "Luigj Gurakuqi", Albania.
• Dr. Rodanthi Tzanelli, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, University of Leeds, U.K.
• Dr. Salma Yusuf, Visiting Lecturer in Law, Northumbria University, UK.
• Dr. Naseem Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan.
• Dr. Shamsulbahriah Ku Ahmad, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Research Fellow, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
• Dr. Grant J. Rich, Fellow, American Psychological Association & Fellow, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, USA.
• Dr. Hilda Patino, Academic Member, ATINER & Program Coordinator, Iberoamerican University, Mexico.
• Dr. Nicholas Rossis, Research Fellow – Project Coordinator, Institute of International Economic Relations, UK.
• Dr. Raymond Younis, Academic Member, ATINER & Coordinator Core Curriculum, University of Notre Dame, Australia.
• Dr. Rina Manuela Contini, Research-Fellow Recipient, “G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.
• Dr. Giuseppe Reale, Ph.D. Fellow, University of Catania, Italy.
• Dr. Davide Arcidiacono, Researcher, University of Catania, Italy.
• Dr. Lukasz Czarnecki, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Economic Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.
• Dr. José Augusto Guterres Barbosa Colen, Associate Researcher, University of Minho, Portugal.
• Dr. Douglas Lucas Kivoi, Researcher/Policy Analyst, the Kenya Institute for Public Policy and Research Analysis (KIPPRA), Kenya.
• Dr. Huda Alkitkat, Independent Expert of Biostatistics and Demography, Egypt.
• Dr. Ada Prisco, Instructor, Theological Faculty of Puglia in Foggia, Italy.
• Mr. Aminu Audu, Academic Member, ATINER & Doctoral Researcher, University of Liverpool, UK.
• Mr. Mahmudur Bhuiyan, Academic Member, ATINER, PhD Candidate & Sessional Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba, Canada.
• Ms. Ferhunde Dilara Demir, PhD Candidate, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA.
• Ms. Ana Isa Figueira, Educational Psychologist & Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
• Mr. Étienne Girouard, PhD Candidate, University of Quebec, Canada.
• Mr. Gweshengwe Blessing, PhD Student & Teaching Assistant, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.
• Ms. Sarah Louise Fitton, PhD Student, University of Cambridge, UK.
• Mr. Alexandros Kyriakidis, PhD Candidate, University of Sheffield, UK.
• Ms. Raclene Ataide de Faria, PhD Student, Federal University of Goias, Brazil.
• Mr. Abdosaleh Jafari, PhD Student in Health Economics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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