A graduate of Purdue University (M.Sc.) and of New York University (Ph.D.), Professor Marios-Byron Raizis joined the Faculty of English Language and Literature in 1978 and attained the status of Full Professor of English Literature and the ex-officio Head of the Faculty. In 1982, he was elected Head of the Faculty and held this position until 1986. He was re-elected for office in 1991 and served the Faculty once more until 1993. His research and publications focus primarily on the area of English Metaphysical and Romantic Poetry, as well as in comparative literary studies of Greek and English letters; he has also studied and translated modern Greek poetry into English. A distinguished Byron scholar, M. B. Raizis has been the President of the Greek Byron Society since 1988, and also holds the Co-Presidency of the International Byron Society, an honorary lifetime office.