Alexander G. Nikolaev, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication at Drexel University. He earned his doctorate from the Florida State University where he also taught for four years. His areas of research interest and expertise include public relations, political communication, international communication, international negotiations, international news coverage, crisis communication and political discourse analysis. He authored articles in these areas in trade and scholarly journals (including Journal of Communication and Journal of Political Communication) as well as multiple book chapters in the United States and overseas.
He has years of practical work experience in the fields of journalism and public relations in the United States and Eastern Europe. He is the author of "International negotiations: Theory, Practice, and the Connection with Domestic Politics". He also edited "Ethical issues in International Communication" and co-edited with Ernest Hakanen "Leading to the 2003 Iraq War: The Global Media Debate". He also coauthored with a group of colleagues "Postethical Society: The Attack on Iraq, Abu Ghraib, and the Moral Failure of the Secular American Public Sphere".