Institution: Center for Hellenic Studies at Temple University
Academic areas of specialization: Theology, Philosophy, Mathematics
SOCNA Project research areas: Theology, Mathematics
Nikos Tsiopinis is currently associated with the Center for Hellenic Studies at Temple University. Previosuly he was the Outreach Coordinator for the Metanexus Global Network Initiative, a grant program of $8.9 million of the Metanexus Institute in Philadelphia that facilitated transdisciplinary dialogue groups and research programs in university and college campuses around the world. Tsiopinis worked as a Cultural Fellow at the International House of New York, a non-profit organization that promotes intercultural communication and understanding and was a Research Associate at Heyendaal Institute - an interdisciplinary institute for theology, sciences and culture - from 2002-2005 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
While a research associate at Heyendaal Institute, Tsiopinis prepared a paper: "Definitions of Truth as Cultural Paradigms and a Rubric to Foster Communication within the Science and Religion Dialogue" for the "Science and Religion: Global Perspectives", held in 2005 at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tsiopinis is currently finishing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Epistemology (Mathemaics and Theology) at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands while he is living in Media, Pennsylvania with his wife, Jenelle Nissley-Tsiopinis, a psychologist at the Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia. Previously, he earned a Diploma in Photorefractive Materials (Solid State Physics) at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece and pursued a Master of Science degree in Polymer Physics at the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Nikos has publications in the fields of physics and literature, as well as in the interdisciplinary field of science and religion.