Iakovos Vasiliou
Position: Professor; Executive Officer (Chair) The Graduate Center Ph.D./M.A. Program in Philosophy
Program: Philosophy
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; B.A., Cornell University
Research Interests: Philosophy

Iakovos Vasiliou has been a Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center since 2013. Previously, he held joint appointments with the GC and Brooklyn College. He is also the Executive Officer (Chair) of the GC’s Ph.D./M.A. Program in Philosophy, a position he has held since 2008.
Vasiliou’s research focuses on ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of action, and philosophy of mind in Plato and Aristotle. He also works on contemporary neo-Aristotelian ethics. Broader research interests include all areas of ancient philosophy, Kant, ethics, philosophy of mind, and Wittgenstein. He is the editor of Moral Motivation (Oxford University Press, 2016) and author of Aiming at Virtue in Plato (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and has contributed to many publications, including The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates (Bloomsbury Academic Publishing), Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press), and Plato and the Divided Self (Cambridge University Press).
Before joining the faculty of Brooklyn College, Vasiliou taught at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University and Georgia State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his B.A. from Cornell University.