About The Author

Arcadia, My Arcadia

Nicholas D. Kokonis' Bio:

Nicholas D. Kokonis was born and raised in Arcadia and knows his main character's life down to the missing hobnails on his only pair of shoes. A practicing psychologist and college professor, Dr. Kokonis divides his time be-tween his native Arcadia and the US.

Dr. Nicholas Kokonis completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1971 after earning his B.A. and M.A. at Roosevelt University. His research findings have been published many times in nationally recognized professional journals. His practice is based in Illinois, where he also consults for the Department of Human Services, and delivers professional presentations.

In addition to his clinical expertise, he is a teacher and professor, having earned his Teacher's Diploma at the Pedagogical Academy in Tripoli, Greece. Dr. Kokonis continued teaching in the U.S. while actively maintaining a private practice. His teaching career has been profiled in collegiate journals and he has received prestigious faculty appointments to colleges and universities. He presently teaches at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.

Dr. Kokonis is the recipient of many awards and honors, among them Who's Who, Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Notable Americans, a citation in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, a profile in the Chicago Sun Times, American Hellenic Who's Who, and a reference in the Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature (Poetry).

Foreign languages and writing are interests of Dr. Kokonis. Not only is the author of the outstanding historical novel, Arcadia, My Arcadia, but he is a published poet and also a columnist for Greek Press. For more information about his novel, HCS readers are invited to read a review of his book and view related materials posted by Hellenic Communication Service: "Arcadia, My Arcadia a Must-Read by Mary Papoutsy".

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