Michael Czinkota teaches marketing and international business at Georgetown University. He also served as chairman of the Foundation for International Business Education and Research, in Washington, D.C., and as the chairman of the National Center for Export-Import Studies. He has held professorial appointments at universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. Dr. Czinkota served in the U.S. government during the Reagan and Bush Administrations. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce he was responsible for trade analysis, support of international trade negotiations and retaliatory actions. He has also been head of the U.S. Delegation to the OECD Industry Committee in Paris and was senior advisor for Export Controls. Dr. Czinkota's background includes twenty years of research and teaching in the academic world. He was listed as one of the three most published contributors to international business research in the world. He is the author of eight books, among them two standard college texts, International Marketing and International Business, both in their sixth edition. Dr. Czinkota serves on the Global Advisory Board of the American Marketing Association, the Global Council of the American Management Association, and on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Marketing Science. Dr. Czinkota serves on several corporate boards and has worked with corporations such as AT&T, IBM, GE, Nestle, and US WEST. He has advised the U.S. General Accounting Office, the Commerce Department, and the Executive Office of the President on Export Promotion and Trade Policy. He also serves as advisor to the United Nations' and World Trade Organization's Executive Forum on National Export Strategies. Dr. Czinkota was born and raised in Germany and educated in Austria, Scotland, Spain, and the United States. He studied law and business administration at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg and was awarded a two-year Fulbright Scholarship. He holds an MBA in international business and a Ph.D. in logistics from The Ohio State University.