Sergei A. Samoilenko



Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko’s research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.



Websites: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA);; YouTube;  TwitterLinkedIn

Phone: 703.993.8472
Address: Robinson Hall A 339
Fairfax, Va. 22030



In addition to instructing, Sergei A. Samoilenko is the faculty advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). He develops and coordinates career-building activities for communication students, including: professional workshops, public outreach projects, job fairs and student mixers in the Washington D.C. area. He also assists the Center for Global Education (CGE) at George Mason with developing CGE summer programs in public relations in Austria and Germany.

Sergei actively contributes to the development of communication education internationally. He is the Immediate Past President of the Eurasian Communication Association of North America (ECANA) established to facilitate former Soviet Union-related communication research, education and its practical social application in Russia and the US, and promote joint projects between scholars from Russia, CIS and Baltic states and their North American counterparts. He is a co-founder and a board member of the Kazakhstan Communication Association. He is also an active member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management.

Sergei is a co-chair of the University Relations Committee at the Public Relations Society of America-NCC and a judge of the National Bateman Public Relations Case Study Contest (since 2011). His professional service is focused on bridging academic and professional communities in the areas of marketing, public relations and social media. He sees his mission in helping communication practitioners acquire new skills and adapt to global marketplaces and emerging online communities. He developed and held numerous public relations and marketing workshops and webinars in the US, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Prior to his appointment at Mason, Sergei worked as youth counselor, professional interpreter, and a public relations specialist. His former companies and projects included: The Salvation Army, FAB (Caspian Pipeline Consortium), TACIS, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, The American Association of Russian Language, Culture and Education, and others.

Sergei’s areas of expertise include public relations, public diplomacy, risk and crisis communication, international and intercultural communication, marketing communication and promotion, organizational development and technology, and counseling.


Master’s in Communication (Health, Risk and Crisis) at George Mason University

Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Kuban State University in Russia.


Selected Publications

His recent publications include book chapters in: The Handbook of International Crisis Communication Research (In M. Loeffelholz, A. Schwarz, & M. Seeger), The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics (In K. Harvey), The Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (In H.Selden). Sergei has also co-authored the first Russian textbook in government relations: In I. Mintusov (Ed.). Government Relations: Theory and Practice. Saint Petersburg State University Press. A list of recent publications is available at



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The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.

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PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus chapters in the United States and one in Argentina. We are headquartered in New York City, and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members. We have a rich history of support from our parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), which offers professional development, networking opportunities and news.

PRSSA helps you enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career in public relations.



Universal PR Professional of Tomorrow

Published Oct. 10, 2016 | SergDC

Самойленко Сергей А. (США, Фэрфакс) | Samoilenko, Sergei A. (USA, Fairfax)

Published July 8, 2016 | DepartmentSC

Materials of the third International Transdisciplinary Research and Practice Online Conference Connect-Universum-2016, the theme of the Conference: “Digital Nomadism as a Global and Siberian Trend”.
Topic of the Report: “Understanding New Digital Nomads: Generation Z and their Communication Habits”

Sergei A. Samoilenko – full-time communication instructor at the Department of Communication, George Mason University; faculty advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).


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