Maria Pavlis-Korres obtained a university degree in Political Science in Athens (1981). From 1983 until 2018 she worked on Adult Education in the Greek Ministry of Education. In June 2017 she has been elected Associate Professor in the Pedagogical Sector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to teach “Lifelong Learning and non-Formal Education” and since September 2022 she is a Professor.
She has participated as an expert in the first research on Roma Education conducted by the Commission of European Communities (1984-1985) and she has participated in educational and research projects on Roma Education implemented by the EU, the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning in Greece, the University of Ioannina and the University of Athens. In 2016 she collaborated with the Center of Educational Policy Development (KANEP/GSEE) in a research project on main requirements for the social integration of Neets.
From 1989 to 2000 she was working as an automotive journalist for magazines (4Wheels, Marie Claire), newspapers (Kerdos) and TV broadcasts (Mega channel, ET2, Alter). She has created educational material (videos, leaflets, special issues, posters etc.) on road safety for children and adults.
Since 2005 her research interests are focused on e-learning and she became a PhD student in the University of Alcalá, Spain. In 2008 she obtained her Advance Studies Degree from the Computer Science Department of the University of Alcalá and in 2010 she obtained her PhD with honors. The subject of her PhD is “Development of an e-education framework for the education of educators of special groups in order to improve their compatibility with their learners”.
Since 2012 she is a member of the scientific staff of Hellenic Open University and teaches in “Adult Education” and “Education Science” postgraduate programs.
She has published several articles, chapters and books on Roma, adult education and e-learning. Her current interests are focused on design, development and evaluation of educational projects for adults, face to face and e-learning, as well as the group dynamics in an online environment and the appropriate use of communication tools in order to promote interaction in an online environment.