Dr. Sergei A. Samoilenko is a full-time communication instructor at the Department of Communication, George Mason University. He is also known as the faculty advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), where he develops and coordinates career-building activities for communication students, including professional workshops, public outreach projects, job fairs and student mixers in the Washington D.C. area. He also assists the Center for Global Education (CGE) at George Mason with developing CGE summer programs in public relations in Austria and Germany.
Sergei actively contributes to the development of communication education internationally. His professional service is focused on bridging academic and professional communities in the areas of marketing, public relations and social media. He sees his mission in helping communication practitioners acquire new skills and adapt to global marketplaces and emerging online communities.
Sergei's areas of expertise include public relations, public diplomacy, risk and crisis communication, international and intercultural communication, marketing communication and promotion, organizational development and technology, and counseling.
Sergei Samoilenko has also co-authored the first Russian textbook in government relations: Government Relations: Theory and Practice; Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management, and many other books and papers. You can find more detailed information about Dr. Samoilenko on his personal page.