Thanassis Karalis is Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in the Department of Educational Science and Early Childhood Education at the University of Patras, director of the Laboratory of Pedagogical Research and Lifelong Education and coordinator of the Center of Teaching and Learning at the University of Patras. His research interests include adult and higher education, planning and evaluation of non-formal education programs, distance education and e-learning, and teaching and learning in higher education. He is a founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenica Adult Education Association.