Dr. Yiannis Petropoulos
Instructor, Hellenic American Union
John Petropoulos received his B.A. in English Literature from the American College of Greece. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Comparative Literature and an M.A. in 19th and 20th century English and American Literature from the University of Essex, UK. He obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Linguistics from Hellenic American University. Dr. Petropoulos has been teaching English as a foreign and second language for more than thirty years. For the last twenty years he has been teaching College and University level English Writing, Creative Writing, Fiction, Literary Analysis, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking and Business Communications. His field of expertise also includes workplace oral and written communication, advanced professional presentation skills, social intelligence and effective interpersonal communication in business. Dr. Petropoulos has been teaching open and tailor made corporate seminars on communication skills for businesses and organizations in the field of lifelong learning and vocational training for the last fifteen years and has also been responsible for the promotion of English language programs, language testing and international certification in Southeast Europe and other parts of the world.