Ioannis Petropoulos holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Hellenic American University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Literature and an M.A. in 19th- and 20th-century English and American Literature from the University of Essex, UK. He also holds a Diploma in Shipping and Business from Morley College, London. For the past 16 years he has been conducting open and tailor-made corporate seminars on oral communication, advanced professional presentation skills, creative writing, and interpersonal communication skills in business. Dr Petropoulos is also an adjunct faculty member of the Hellenic American University.