George E. Demacopoulos is Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies. He is Co-Founding Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center and Co-Founding Editor of the Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies.
A native of Tennessee, Dr. Demacopoulos came to Fordham in 2002 after receiving his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Along with Aristotle Papanikolaou, Dr. Demacopoulos co-founded Fordham's Orthodox Christian Studies Center, which is the only research-university Center of Orthodox Christianity in the United States. The Center facilitates, funds, and publishes scholarly work related to the Orthodox Christianity broadly understood. On behalf of the Center, Drs. Demacopoulos and Papanikolaou have won a number of prestigious grants, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Henry Luce Foundation, the British Council, and Leadership 100.