Marcie Boucouvalas

Marcie Boucouvalas

Marcie Boucouvalas



Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Rd. 
Falls Church, VA 22043 




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  • Consciusness Studies
  • Transpersonal Orientation
  • Ways of Knowing 
  • International Adult Education
  • History of Lifelong Learning

Professional Activities

  • Program Director, National Capital Region, Virginia Tech
  • Member of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame
  • Editor, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Academy of Consciousness Studies, Princeton University, Fellow
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education


  • Ph.D. Florida State University
  • Ed.M. Boston University
  • B.S. Boston State College (now University of Massachusetts - Boston)

Awards and Honors

Senior Research Fulbright Fellowship, 2011-2012

Inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame, 2003; Elected to Board of Directors, 2007 for a three year term (2008-2010), re-elected to serve a 2nd three year term (2011-2013).

Inducted into Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, 1998

Selection Publications


Boucouvalas, M. (1988).  Adult education in Greece.  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:  University of British Columbia and the International Council for Adult Education. (enlarged and updated 2nd edition in process:  Lifelong Learning in Greece:  Antiquity to modern times).

Edited Books

Boucouvalas, M., & Aderinoye, R. (Eds.) (2008).  Education for millennium development.  Ibadan, Nigeria:  Spectrum Books.


Boucouvalas, M., P. N. (2012). "Speaking Personally with Marcie Boucouvalas (Nancy Pyrini, Educational Advisor to Members of Parliament Athens, Greece)." American Journal of Distance Education, 26(3), 200-207.

Boucouvalas, M. (2009). "Re-visiting the concept of “self” in self-directed learning:  Toward a more robust construct for research and practice in a global context." International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, 6(1), 1-10.

Boucouvalas, M. (2006). "On Dialogue:  A global issue." International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Change Management, 5(11), 75-82.

Boucouvalas, M. (2005). "Forging the family of humankind through international adult education." Adult Learning,16(1 & 2), 17-19.

Additional Information

Current Research:

  • Multi-disciplinary Foundations and Dimensions of Adult Learning & Development
  • Transpersonal Consciousness & Transformation Theory
  • International Adult Education
  • Lifelong Learning in Greece: Antinquity in modern times