This is a resource page for all people who are interested in contacting Ethiopians/Friends of Ethiopia in higher education. It holds the names, addresses, emails, and research areas of several Professors. If you are working in a higher educational institute and interested in being contacted by Ethiopians who want to pursue higher education, please email your address and areas of research. This page is also created to facilitate the communication between Ethiopians interseted in college education and the professors who can assist them to reach their goals, and to increase collaboration among Ethiopian and other professors in Ethiopia and abroad. If your name is on the list, and want to update the information or remove your name, please email us.

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    The following is a list of Ethiopian Professors at several colleges.

    ABEBE, Worku
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Oral Biology & Maxillofacial Pathology
    School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia
    Augusta, GA 30912, USA; (706)721-3181
    Research Area: Cardiovascular pharmacology, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis and traditional Ethiopian medicine including the use of herbs.

    ABEBE GEBREYES, Wondwossen
    Assistant Professor of Molecular Epidemiology
    North Carolina State University
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Dept. of FAHRM
    4700 Hillsborough ST., Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 513 6141 (br> Fax: (919) 513 6383
    Research Area: Food safety, antimicrobial resistance and genetic diversity of foodborne pathogens.

    ABEGAZ, Berhanu
    Associate Professor of Economics,
    College of William & Mary
    P. O. Box 8795 (Economics, College of William & Mary
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795; (757) 221-2379
    Research Area: Development Economics, Demographic Economics, Comparative Economics, Economics of Human Resources,Regional Economic Integration, Macroeconomics.

    ADDIS, Adeno
    Professor of Law
    6329 Freret Street, Suite 230E
    New Orleans, LA 70118-5670

    ADUGNA, Aynalem
    Asst. Professor, Sonoma State University
    Medical Demography
    Requests help in gathering Ethiopian demographic and socio-economic
    data, and seeks partnership in researching these topics.

    AGONAFER, Dereje
    Electronic, MEMS & Telecommunications Systems Packaging Center, Director
    University of Texas at Arlington
    500 W First St, Rm 211A Woolf Hall
    Arlington, TX 76019-0018
    817-272-5010 Fax

    AGONAFER, Mulugeta
    Professor of Political Economy in H.S
    Springfield College,
    Springfield, MA 01101
    Tel.# 413-256-1867
    Fax. # 413-748-3236
    My area of research: African Political Economy, Political and Economic Development, International Relations, Third World Politics and US Government.

    AKALOU, WoldeMichael
    Director of Mickey Leland Center for World Hunger and Peace and Professor
    Texas Southern University
    3100 Cleburne
    Houston, TX 77004, USA;

    ALEMAYEHU, Tamiru
    Addis Ababa University, Department of Geology and Geophysics
    P.O.Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    email: or
    Lecturer of Hydrogeology at Addis Ababa University.

    ALEMU, Meles
    Lecturer in Pharmacology at Jimma Instituteof Health Sciences
    P.O.Box 378, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Interested in Biomedical Research.

    AMDE, Amde M. W/T
    Professor & Director of Graduate Studies,University of Maryland at College Park
    2056 Mayflower Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
    301-405-1946(O); 301-879-0140(H); 301-405-2585(FAX)

    AMSALU, Aklilu
    Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
    Addis Ababa University, PO Box 150223
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    email: and
    Research Interests: Natural resource management, application of GIS and Remote Sensing techniques to environmental issues, and econometric approaches to natural resource analysis.

    ASEFA, Sisay
    Associate Professor
    Field:Economic Development; Applied Microeconomics
    West Michigan University
    Research Area: Economic Development Policy Research focused on Africa; Agriculture, Environment, and Poverty Linkages

    ASEFFA, Abraham
    Senior Scientist
    Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)
    (Formerly) Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology at Gondar College of Medical Sciences
    POB 1005, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; FAX: +251 1 711390
    Research Area:immunology of mycobacterial infections and especially of tuberculosis.

    ASRAT, Dr. Fekadu
    Independent Technical Consultant/Self Employed and Adjunct Professor JCSU, Charlotte,NC.
    P. O. Box 561955 Charlotte, NC 28256
    email: or

    ASSEFA, Hizkias
    Conflict Transformation Program
    East Mennonite University
    1141 Mt. Clinton Pike,Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462
    Research Area: Institute for Peacebuilding, Public and International Affairs.

    ASTATKIE, Tessema (Tess)
    Professor of Statistics
    Department of Engineering
    Nova Scotia Agricultural College
    Truro, NS, Canada, B2N 5E3
    (902) 893-6694 Office

    BANTTE, Kassahun
    Assistant Professor (Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology)
    Jimma University
    College of Agriculture
    P.O.Box 307, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Tel. +251-7-110102 Fax +251-7110934
    Research Area: Research Area: Plant Molecular Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology.

    BAYU, Samson T. MD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Ophthalmology
    Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University
    P O Box 34263, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    BEKERIE, Ayele
    Asst Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Africana Studies and Research Center
    Cornell University
    310 Triphammer Rd
    Ithaca, Ny 14850
    (607) 255-4607/fax:0784

    BERHANE, Kiros
    Dept. of Preventive Medicine, 1540 Alcazar St. CHP-220
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033
    Assistant Professor, USC

    BERHANU, Shiferaw
    Department of Mathematics
    Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    (215) 204-7848 (O)

    BILILIGN, Solomon
    Associate Professor
    Department of Physics,
    101 Marteena Hall, North Carolina A &T State
    University, Greensboro, NC 27411
    Phone: 336 334-7646; Fax: 336 334-7283
    Reserach Interests; Spectroscopy of Transition State Dynamics,
    Laser Spectroscopy and Photodynamics,Electronic Structure Calculations.

    DELKE, Isaac
    Univerisity of Florida NSCJ
    Office - 653 W 8th St. Iric 3rd fl.
    P.O.Box 103462, Gainville Fl 32610- 3462

    DESALEGNE, Telahun
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Florida Memorial College
    Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
    15800 NW 42nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33054

    DINKU, Abebe
    Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology
    Addis Ababa University
    Research interest: In the areas of construction materials and Construction management.

    ELIAB, Jeremy
    Ateneo de Davao University, Jacinto Street, Davao City, Philippines, Professor
    (63)(82) 2212411
    Philosopher, teaches Philosophy in Filipino

    ENDESHAW, Assafa
    Business Law Division, Nanyang Business School
    Nanyang Technological University
    Associate Professor
    Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
    (65) 7906242

    P.O.BOX: 196
    Gondar, Ethiopia
    251-08-1162 21(OFFICE)
    251-08-11 43 96(RESIDENCE)
    251-08-11 62 21 (fax)
    Research interest: Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases, especially:1. Malaria. 2. HIV/AIDS. 3. Tuberculosis.

    ENGEDA, Abraham
    Associate Prof. & Director Turobmachinery Lab
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    2555 EB
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    517-353-1750 (Fax)

    Associate Prof. of Political Science
    Head of the Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Sciences
    Prairie View A&M University of Texas
    Prairie View, TX 77446

    GASHAW, Solomon
    Associate Professor of Sociology
    Department of Sociology
    15 Camden, University of Minnesota

    GEBEYEHU, Zewdu
    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry
    Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, AL 36088
    Telephone: 334-724-4491(O)334-724-4492 (fax)
    Research Area: Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds Useful as Nonlinear Optical Materials.

    GEBRE-MARIAM, Zinabu
    Associate Professor of Biology (Aquatic Ecology), Awassa College of Agriculture
    P.O. Box 5, Awassa, Ethiopia
    251-6-200094 (O) 251-6-200072 (F)
    Research Interest: Microbial processes, Nutrient Dynamics, Heavy Metals in the Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes

    Professor of Pharmaceutics, Addis Ababa University
    Addis Ababa University, P.O.Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Department of Mathematics
    Howard University, Washington DC
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Howard University

    Internist, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine ;Jimma Institute of Health Sciences
    P.O.BOX 116, Jimma, ETHIOPIA

    GEDA, Alemayehu, Dr.
    University of London
    School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS)
    Department of Economics
    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
    London WC1H 0XG, United Kingdom
    Tel: 44+207 898 4494, 44+(0)7985109344
    Fax: 44+207 898 4559
    Area of Interest: Development Finance, International Trade and Finance (in African context), Macroeconmic and Sectoral Modelling, African Economies.

    GELAYE, Seyoum
    Associate Professor of Animal Science
    Coordinator, Animal Science Program
    Fort Valley State University, Georgia
    Research Area: Evaluation of energy and protein requirements of goats, forage evaluation and utilization, intermediary utilization of micro nutrients and lactation physiology in the dairy goat

    GERIMA, Haile
    Professor of Film, C.B.Powell Building
    Howard University
    Washington,D.C. 20059
    (202) 636-7927
    Research Area: Films

    GETU, Seyoum
    Associate Professor (Applied Science - Operations Research) Howard University
    1404 N Beauregard St. #202 Alexandria, VA 22311
    Telephone: (202) 636-6830 (O)

    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634
    Associate Professor
    Private Bus: Consulting
    Telephone: (803) 656-4350 (O)

    GURMU, Shiferaw
    Associate Professor
    Economics Department
    University Plaza
    Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 30303
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    (404) 651-1907/Fax:4985
    Research Area:Theoretical and Applied Econometrics, Cross-section Econometrics, Count and Duration Models, Nonparametric Methods, Health Care,Transportation, Fertility, Welfare, and Education.

    HAILE, Getachew
    Regents Professor of Medieval Studies, Cataloguer of Oriental Manuscripts
    Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, College of St.Benedict
    Saint John's University
    St.Joseph, MN 56374

    HAILE, Sosena
    Associate Professor,Department of Material Science
    California Institute of Technology (CALTech)
    Pasadena, CA 91125
    Telephone: (803) 656-4350 (O)
    Research Area: Ionic conduction in solids with technological applications including batteries, sensors, ion pumps and fuel cells.

    HAILE, Tesfa
    Professor of Computer Science
    P. O. BOX 181
    JACKSON, MS. 39205-0181
    (601)973-3480 office

    HAILE, Tigistu
    Asst. Prof. of Geophysics
    Department of Geology and Geophysics
    Addis Ababa University, AA, ETHIOPIA

    Assistant Professor
    Public Policy
    University of South Florida

    JARSO, Tamiru
    International Center, University of the Philippines Diliman
    1101 Quezon City Philippines
    Assitant Professor at University of the Philippines

    KASSAHUN, Getachew
    Assistant Professor Tourism
    65 White Oak Blvd. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-7930
    717-780-2495(O) and/or

    KASSU, Afework
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
    University of Gondar
    P O Box 196 Gondar, Ethiopia
    Research area: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other bacterial infections, intestinal parasitoses, medical laboratory service

    KEBEDE, Abebe
    Department of Physics
    NCA&T State University
    Greensboro, NC 27411
    Research and Education in CMR Materials

    KEBEDE, Girma
    Department of Geography
    Mount Holyoke College
    South Hadley, MA 01075

    KELETA, Ethiopia
    Associate Professor,
    Department of History, Geography, & Economics
    Texas Southern University
    Houston, TX 77004, USA; (713)313-7794

    LAKEOU, Samuel
    Professor and Chairman University of DC
    12704 Castleleigh Court Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (202) 274-5834 (O)

    LEMA, Makonnen, Ph.D.
    Professor, Animal Nutrition
    Tennessee State University
    Dept. of Agric. Sci.
    3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
    Nashville, TN 37209
    615-963-1391 Fax: 615-963-5436

    LEMMA, Mulatu
    Professor of Mathematics
    Savannah State University
    Savannah, GA 31404

    LULSEGED, Ayalew A.
    Assistant Professor
    College of Business,
    Florida State University

    Department of Economics
    Westminster College of Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84105

    MAMO, Wubshet
    Associate professor in medical microbiology, University of Uppsala
    Senior research scientist, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
    AstraZeneca R & D Södertälje
    SE-151 85 Södertälje,Sweden
    (46) 8 5532 8342 (office); (46) 8 464 9867 (home)
    Research Interest: HIV/AIDS & Malaria interaction, Neurodegeneration, Recombinant vaccines


    MELESSE, Assefa Mekonnen, Ph. D., P. E.
    Assistant Professor of Water Resources Engineering
    Department of Environmental Studies, ECS 339
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street
    Miami, FL 33199
    Tel: (305) 348-6518 Fax: (305) 348-6137

    MEKURIA, Yilma
    Assitant Professor University of South Carolina
    Indigo Hall Apt #50 Rosement Ave
    Georgetown, SC 29440
    Telephone: (803) 527-1371 (O)

    MEQUANINT, Kibret, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
    University of Western Ontario, London, ON
    N6A 5B9 Canada
    Tel: +1-519-661-2111 ex 88573

    MESFIN, Elsabeth
    Assistant Professor Southern University
    308 West Queen Street #10
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    Telephone: (504) 771-3103 (O)

    MIKIAS,Paulos Dr.
    Professor of Humanities and Political Science
    Marianopolis College/Concordia University
    3880 Cote des Neiges R.
    Montreal, Quebec, CANADA H3Z 1M2

    MITIKU, Girma
    professor /University of Illinois
    1907 Winchester Drive Champaign,Illinois 61821
    217-244-6103 ( O)

    MULUGETTA, Abraham
    School of Business
    Ithaca College
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    607-274-3950 or 607-274-3117
    Research Area: Ranking of Investments and Their Performances,Dividend Reinvestment Plan, Closed-end-funds (U.S., Single Country and International).

    OLIKA, Biratu.M. ( M.D., M.C.S.E.)
    P.O.BOX-2657,FLORIDA LAKE,1709
    Telefax.+27 11 4726780(h)
    Phone:+27 11 9393725(w)(Baragwanath hospital)

    Assistant Professor
    Morgan State University
    Baltimore, Maryland 21239 U.S.A.
    Phone: 443-885-4560

    SHIFERAW, Michael
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
    Addis Ababa University
    P .O. Box 150238 Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    email: and
    Research interests: Economic Geography, Agricultural Geography, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, Land use/land management, poverty

    SIMESSO, Awetu
    Professor, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

    SINESHAW, Tilahun
    Professor of Psychology
    Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Research Area : Social Psychological Correlates of Schooling, Parenting, and Literacy Development.

    TESFAHUN, Asnake, Dr.
    Assistant Professor, Public Health Medicine,Institute Of Health Sciences, Jimma
    P.O.Box 5, Jimma, Ethiopia
    +251-7-111461 (Office);

    Tamiru, Elias. Dr. med
    Specialist vor Orthopedics, spec. orthopedics surgery
    Departmet of Traumatology
    Charite Universitätsmedizin
    Campus Benjamin Franklin
    Hindenburgdamm 30
    12200 Berlin
    Leonorenstr. 67
    12247 Berlin

    TIBEBU, Teshale
    Temple University
    Associate Professor
    Research Area: Modern Africa; Social History of Ethiopia; Comparative History (of Nationalism, Feudalism, Slavery).

    TSEGAYE, Teferi
    Soil Physics/Geostatistics/Assistant Professor/Alabama A&M University
    Center for Hydrology, Soil Climatology, and Remote Sensing
    Alabama A&M University P.O.Box 1208 Normal AL, 35762
    (205)851-5462 ext. 279 (O) (205) 851-5429 (FAX)

    TUME-LISAN, Amha
    Department of Mathematics
    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    Associate Professor

    WALKER, Kent K.
    Communications Department
    Humber College
    205 Humber College Blvd. Toronto, Ontario CANADA M9W 5L7
    Interests: Set up workshops at Kotebe College in the summer of 1986.

    WELDEGIORGIS, Yohannes
    Assistant Professor
    CADD Program Coordinator
    Baltimore City Community College
    Technology and Applied Arts Department
    600 E. Lombard Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-986-5535 (Fax)

    Mechanical Engineering
    Louisiana State University/Southern University
    Associate Professor
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    Research Area: Composite materials, Solid Mechanics

    Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
    University of Maryland, College Park
    2107 Edgewater Parkway Silver Spring, MD 20903
    Structural Engineering
    (301) 405-1946 (O) Fax: (301) 314-9320 or (301) 314-9639

    WOLDU, Habte G.
    Senior Lecturer, School of Management
    University of Texas at Dallas
    Research Area: International Business Management, "How Culture Impacts Management Styled in Different Countries" and "Determining Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Sahara Africa."

    WONDMIKUN, Yared
    Associate professor of Physiology
    Academic and Research vice dean
    Gondar College of Medical Sciences 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
    Research area: Micronutrient deficiency (vitamin A)

    WUBIE, Bizunesh, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
    Marshall Univesity Graduate College
    100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
    South Charleston, WV 25303
    Tel: 304/746-8978 Fax: 304/7461942
    Toll Free: 1-800/642-9842 ext.8978

    YESIHAK, Dagne
    Professor of Law @ Quinsigamond College, Worcester, MA
    Attorney At Law
    552 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
    617 868 2277 (Law Office) 617 8685431 (fax)

    YIBRAH, Haile
    Professor of Virology
    University of California, Davis
    Telephone: (916) 752-8306 (O)
    Fax: (916) 752-2801

    YITAYEW, Muluneh
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering,
    Shantz Building, Room 403, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
    P.O. Box 2100-0038, Tucson, Arizona 85721
    (520) 621-7232
    Research Area: Microirrigation and Soil Hydraulics;Irrigation.

    YOHANNES, Teketel
    Associate Professor
    Department of Chemistry
    Addis Ababa University
    P.O.BOx 1176
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Research Area: Organic solar energy conversion, Electrochemistry, Spectroelectrochemistry, Conducting polymers, Polymer electrolytes, Fullerene chemistry.

    ZEGIORGIS, Seyoum
    Professor of Computer Networking Technologies
    Collin County Community College District
    Preston Ridge Campus, Room 230A
    Frisco, TX 75035
    972-377-1676 (office), 972-422-9797 (home), 972-633-2929 (FAX)
    Research/Consulting Area: transfer of technology and Third World Development Planning.

    ZEIN AHMED, zein
    College of Health Sciences, P.O.BOX 12, Bahrain, Arabian Gulf Public Health
    (0973)-713143 (home), 255555 ext 5212 office,
    Formerly Dean , Associate Professor and chairman, Department of Community Health, Gondar College of Medical Sciences, Gondar, Ethiopia Authoredand cooauthered "The ecology of Health and disease in Ethiopia", and "Bibliography of health..

    ZENEBE, Kinfu
    Associate Professor
    Department of Mass Communcation
    People's Friendship University of Russia
    Russia - Moscow
    +7 (095) 434-53-45 Ex. 1158, 1160 (Phone)
    Research Area: Foriegn policy and international journalism. Regional politics and international journalism

    ZEWDIE, Habtamu
    Professor of Chemical Physics
    Department of Chemistry
    Faculty of Science
    Addis Ababa University
    P. O. Box 1176
    Addis Ababa, ethiopia
    Research Area: Computer Simulation Studies of Liquid Crystals.

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    Last update Feb. 25, 2011.

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