Alexander V. Laskin, Ph.D., Professor of Strategic Communication at Quinnipiac University and a consultant for corporations, non-profits, and governments received his Doctoral degree from the University of Florida. Before earning his Ph.D., he worked in international investor relations – performing mergers and acquisitions, conducting securities placements, issuing depositary receipts, and managing communications with investors and financial analysts. He also has Master’s degrees in International Business (University of Florida), Public Relations (University of Northern Iowa), and Economic, Social, and Political Geography (Moscow State Pedagogical University).