Vassiliki Kourbani received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the Hellenic American University. She also holds an M.A. in Theoretical Linguistics from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens. She taught linguistics and composition courses at the American College of Greece from 1991 to 2003. She is co-author of a handbook for teachers of Greek as a Foreign Language and has been involved in research in areas such as online foreign language testing and the development of an online platform for the teaching of Greek as a foreign language. At Hellenic American University, she currently serves as Director of the Writing Center, the Writing Program and the English Language and Literature Program (BAELL).
Since 2008, Vassiliki has been teaching a number of courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels such as Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Understanding Research in Applied Linguistics, Introduction to Methodology, Language and Mind.
Her research interests include narrative analysis in Writing Center theory and practice, asynchronous/synchronous online feedback, literacy practices and intercultural communication.