Father Porphyrios Georgi, Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology, is the Dean of the Saint John of Damascus Institute of Theology and Director of the PhD Program since September 2013. He is also a visiting professor in several theological faculties in the world, namely, at the faculties of theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, the Alexandru I. Cuza State University of Iasi, and the University Lucian Blaga of Sibiu in Romania.
Professor Georgi holds a Ph.D. degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research in early Christianity, Eastern Theology, and contemporary Orthodox thought has been inspired by his interest in interpreting the Orthodox Dogma and Patristic Teachings in a pluralistic, culturally complex world. His study interests include Christian ecumenical discussions and Arabic literature. He maintains an active concern in Islamic Culture and religion.
Father Porphyrios is a well-known productive scholar who has participated in many international conferences on early Christianity, late Byzantine theology, Inter-Christian Dialogues, Eastern Spirituality, Patristic theology, and contemporary Orthodox thought. He has edited several books, namely a trilogy of conferences that took place in Balamand since 2007. His doctoral thesis The Resurrection and Life: The Eschatology of Saint Gregory Palamas has been adopted as a textbook for the undergraduate courses of Patrology at the University of Thessaloniki.
He has been a member of the faculty since 2006.