John A. Paravantis is a tenured Assistant Professor in the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus. He holds a 5-year Civil Engineering diploma from the National Technical University of Athens as well as a M.Sc. in Transportation and a Ph.D. in Energy and Environment both from Northwestern University. In his professional career prior to joining the academia, he supervised the drafting of over 40 Environmental Impact Statements mostly of large engineering works and was a member of the project management team for the renovation of infrastructure of the Hellenic Railways Organization. In the University, Dr. Paravantis is very fond of teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and enjoys the challenge of supervising graduate and doctoral work (currently supervises 3 doctoral students). In his research, which has drawn about 400 citations, Dr. Paravantis uses advanced quantitative techniques (including multivariate statistics, econometric modeling, time series forecasting, game theory and computer simulation) in order to analyze the global impacts of energy systems (such as these in the transportation and building sector) on the natural and man-made environment, especially in regards to transnational cooperation and competition ("coopetition"). Finally, Dr. Paravantis is a regular reviewer of many journals including Energy and Buildings as well as the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.