Goran Skosples received a Ph. D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he won an LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants in 2005. Dr. Skosples’ teaching focus includes economics of transition, macroeconomics, development economics, international economics, research methods and economic principles. His research deals with institutional changes in post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, banking and credit, and small business finance. Dr. Skosples has taken up the courses of Principles of Economics, National Income and Business Cycles, Research Methods in Economics and Economic Systems.