Nicolas A. Pologeorgis

Nicolas A. Pologeorgis

  • • 24 years experience in academic consulting with focus on K-12 and university level assessment, evaluation, accreditation, SME, and course development at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, for both the traditional class environment as well as online
  • • Held both administrative and faculty positions in various institutions of higher education at state, non-profit, and for-profit schools
  • • Published numerous articles in Investopedia as well as refereed professional journals in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, and education


Nicolos has a long career in higher education with expertise in academic quality, academic leadership, assessment and accreditation, and research and evaluation. Professional interests and endeavors include the future of and changes in higher education, effective student learning, institutional accountability and the implications of globalization, technology and multiculturalism. He teaches online, mentors students in their pursuit of their degrees in the capacity of dissertation Committee Member or Chair or External Reviewer. Nicolos serves as SME, develops online courses and writes curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels in the areas of accounting, business, economics, and finance. He provides educational workshops in organizational assessment, personal finance, and personal financial planning. He is a Certified Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Evaluator/Peer Reviewer, and Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality Consultant (PEAQ) by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS), The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). All these accrediting bodies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)


Nicolos has earned a bachelor's, master's, and two doctorates from Drury University, MSU, and the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Professional Designations

Nicolos has LUTCF and CFEI.

Quote from Nicolos

"My calling as an educator stems from my desire to improve people's lives by educating them, seek solutions to real-life problems and having been both an academic and a practitioner I can present theories and their applications in terms others can relate and understand drawn from their own experiences."

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