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Curriculum Vitae

Name: Tesfaye Semela Kukem

Sex: Male

Date of birth: 28.03. 1966

Religion Orthodox Christian

Place of birth Jimma, Ethiopia

Citizenship: Ethiopian

Marital Status: Married

Number of Children: Two daughters

Education: PhD in Education, University of Tübingen, Germany

Position: Associate Professor, Dean of Faculty of Education,


Hawassa University, Ethiopia.

Workplace Address: Faculty of Education, Hawassa University


P.O.Box 05, Awassa, Ethiopia;
Tel. ++251-46-2214333; email: aca@ethionet.et
Home Address: P.O. B0X 1130, Awassa, Ethiopia; Tel. ++251-46-
2203799;
Cell phone: ++251-91-6824225; email:
tesfayesem@yahoo.com

Specialization: Teacher education, higher education, non-formal and


adult education, gender and education, and human resource
development in educational organizations.

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Key qualifications:

 Directing research and joint development projects funded by


bilateral and multilateral donor agencies in multicultural contexts
with a wealth of experience with internationals.
 Ability and experience in conducting an independent research in
the filed of education in general, basic education, gender
analysis in education, teacher education, and higher education in
particular.

 Ability to develop, coordinate, and monitor educational,


development and/or research projects.

 Experience in working with rural communities in the area of adult


education and alternative basic education in leading a
cooperative project of Hawassa University with university of
Langston, USA

 Proficient in conducting the analysis of field data using recent


statistical software’s including Microsoft Excel SPSS, SAS, and
Epi-Info.

 Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and other word-


processing packages.

CV Abstract

Since August 2009 Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt


Foundation, University of Tübingen, Germany
2007 (Sept.) Associate Professor & Dean of Faculty of
Education, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
2006 Assistant Professor, External Relations Officer,
Hawassa University, Ethiopia
2004 Dean, Faculty of Teacher Education, Dilla
College of Teacher Education, Debub University,
Ethiopia
2003-2004 (May) Assist. Professor & Head of Research and
Publication, Dilla College of Teacher Education,
Debub University
2000-2003 (July) PhD student, University of Tübingen, Germany
2000 (Feb.)-2000 German Language School; Sprakshule
(Sept) Kruezberg, Bonn, Germany –winning KAAD
(German Catholic Academic Exchange
Service)Scholarship
1996-2000 (January) Lecturer and Head of Department of Education,

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Dilla College of Teacher Education
1994-1996 (July) Graduate student, Addis Ababa University,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1993-1994 (August) Instructor in Psychology and Education; Jimma
Teacher Training Institute (JTTI), Jimma,
Ethiopia.
1989-1993 (July) Mathematics Teacher Jieren Secondary School,
Jimma, Ethiopia
1986 (Sept) -1989 Mathematics Teacher and Guidance and
(Aug.) Counseling Officer at Bonga Secondary School,
Bonga, Ethiopia
1983-1986 Undergraduate student, Addis Ababa
University, Ethiopia
1980-1983 Secondary School Student, Jimma
Comprehensive Secondary School, Jimma;
Ethiopia
1978-1980 Junior secondary school student, Hermata Junior
Secondary School, Jimma, Ethiopia

1973-1978 Primary school student; Kitto Primary School,


Jimma; Ethiopia

Language Amharic (excellent)


English (excellent)
German (very good)

Experience Sharing Visits


2002 Belgium (five days)
2002 France (one week)
2003 Austria (two-days)
2005 Uganda (one-week)
2006 Kenya (two-weeks)
2006 Egypt (one-week)
2008 Tanzania (one-week)
200 United Kingdom (two weeks)
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Education
2003 (September) PhD in Education, University of Tübingen,
Faculty of Social Behavioral Sciences, Germany.
1996 M.A. in Educational Psychology, Addis Ababa
University, Ethiopia
1986 B.Ed in Education and Mathematics, Addis
Ababa University, Ethiopia

Employment
Record

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2007 (September) Associate Professor & Dean of Faculty of
Education, Hawassa University (Formerly,
Debub University)

2005 (May) Assistant Professor, Department of Rural


Development, Hawassa University (Formerly,
Debub University)

2003 (Oct.) Assist Professor, Dilla College of Teacher


Education, Debub University

1996-2000 (January) Lecturer, Dilla University College, Dilla, Ethiopia

1993-1994 Instructor, Jimma Teacher Training Institute,


Jimma, Ethiopia

1986-1993 School Teacher, Ministry of Education; Ethiopia;


I worked in several schools in south western
Ethiopia.

Additional Trainings Received

2004 Certificate in Managing and Administering


Higher Education. Upon completion of a one-
week training jointly organized by the University
of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK and Ministry of
Education, Ethiopia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2005 Certificate in Continuous Assessment in Higher


Education. Upon completion of a one-week
training Jointly organized by the University of
Pennsylvania, USA; and the Ministry of
Education, Ethiopia sponsored by the USAID.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2005 Certificate on the Training of Adult and Non-


Formal Educators, in East and Horn of Africa.
Upon completion of a one-week training in
Nairobi, Kenya. Jointly Organized by the
University of Nairobi and the German Adult
Education Association, East Africa, IZZ/DVV.
Nairobi, Kenya.
2007 Certificate in Moderating and Facilitating
Conferences and Workshops organized by dvv
International, Eastern Africa Office, Addis

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Ababa, held December 8-21, 2007, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia.

International and Regional Conferences

2006 International Conference on Strategies for


Peace in Development: The Role of Education,
Training and Research. Organized by University for
Peace and African Commission. Held at African
Union Headquarter, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12-14
June 2006.

2006 Project Review Conference on Higher


Education in Africa: the
International Dimension March 6-8, 2006,
Cairo, Egypt

2008 An International Conference on the Training of


Adult and Non-formal
Education Personnel Organized by Ugandan
Association Adult and Non-formal Education and the
German Adult Education Association,
dvv International held in Uganda, Jinja, January 29-
February 2/2008.
2008 An International Conference on Challenges of
Adult and Lifelong
Learning (ALLL), Organized by Institute of
Adult Education and University
of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania; and dvv
International East Africa Office; Nov
17-20, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Management Experience

2007 September Dean of Faculty of Education, Hawassa


University

2005 May-Sept. 2007 Head, External Relations Office, Hawassa


University

2004(March)-2005 Dean, Faculty of Teacher Education, Dilla


College, Hawassa University

1996-2000 (January) Head, Department of Education, Dilla University

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College, Dilla, Ethiopia

Institutional Assignments

2007 (Feb.) Chairperson, for Internal Institutional Quality


Assurance: a standing committee appointed by
Hawassa University Senate.
2006 (Jan.) Senate appointed member of a standing
committee for Research, Extension, and
Dissemination
2005 (Dec.) Chairman of the Taskforce for University-wide
Reform on Assessment and Curriculum
Development

Professional Activities

• Editorial Board Member, Bahirdar Journal of Education, Bahirdar


University, Ethiopia.
• Reviewer, Ethiopian Journal of Education (EJE), Institute of
Educational Research (IER), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
• Reviewer, Ethiopian Journal of Development Research (EJDR),
College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University,
Ethiopia.
• Reviewer, the Ethiopian Journal of Higher Education (EJHE),
Institute of Educational Research (IER), Addis Ababa University,
Ethiopia.
• External Examiner, Graduate Programs in Education and
Psychology, College Education, Addis Ababa University.
• External Examiner, Graduate Programs in Education and
Psychology, Faculty of Education, Bahirdar University.

Membership in Professional Associations & Networks

• International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEIA)


• Forum for Social Studies (FSS), Association of Social Scientists
and Researchers in Ethiopia.
• Ethiopian Association of Educational Researchers.

Awards
• Awarded the Research Fellowship of the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation for Experienced Researchers for a 19
Months research stay in University of Tübingen, Germany, Oct
2009-2011.
• A PhD study scholarship award by the German Catholic Academic
Exchange Service (KAAD), research from 2000-2003.

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• Awarded the 2008 extraordinary community service by Akukulu
Academy, Awassa, Ethiopia.

Recent Publications (Peer reviewed)

Semela, T. (2010). Who is joining Physics and why? Factors Influencing the choice of
Physics among Ethiopian university students. International Journal of Environmental
and Science Education, (Forthcoming)

Semela, T. (2010). Adult and contninuing education in post secondary institutions in


Ethiopia: policy, practice and challanges. European Journal of Social Sciences, 13(1),
108-126.

Semela, T. (2009). Child schooliong in Sidama: Determinats of school dropping out and
sex-preference in making enrollment decision. Ethiopian Journal of Education, Vol. 29,
No. 2.

Shibeshi, A., Mekonnen, D., Semela, T. & Endawoke, Y. (2009).


Assessment of Science Education Quality Indicators in Addis Ababa,
Bahir Dar, and Hawassa Universities. In: Quality of Higher
Education in Ethiopian Public Institutions, pp. 161-264, Forum for
Social Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ISBN 13: 978-99944-50-31-2.

Tesfaye Semela. (2008).Predicaments of Female Success in Higher


Education in Ethiopia: Impacts of Gender Role Socialization and Prior
Academic Preparation. Ethiopian Journal of Development
Research, Vol. 30. No. 1, 85-132.

Tesfaye Semela & Elizabeth (2008). Ethiopia. In: Damtew Teferra and
Jane Knight (Eds.) African Higher Education: The International
Dimension. Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston
College, USA and Association of African Universities (AAU), Accra,
Ghana. ISBN: 978-99-8858-940-9, (See document) follow the Link:
http://books.google.com/books?
id=_biEHIxT4qIC&lpg=PA159&ots=hoF8nr7suW&dq=tesfaye
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Tesfaye Semela. (2008). Teacher Education at Cross Roads: How


Should Ethiopian Secondary School Teachers be Trained? Journal of
Education for Development, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1-38.

Tesfaye Semela.(2008). The Case of University of Hawassa. In: Taye


Assefa (Ed). Academic Freedom in Ethiopia: Perspectives of Teaching
Personnel. pp. 387-438. Forum for Social Studies (FSS).

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Tesfaye Semela.(2007). Private Higher Education in Ethiopia: Peril and
Promise. The Ethiopian Journal of Higher Education, Vol. IV, No. 1,
85-91.

Tesfaye Semela.(2007). The Status of Governance, Academic Freedom,


and Teaching Personnel in Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions. FSS
Research Report No. 2, Forum for Social Studies, Addis Ababa.

Tesfaye Semela. (2007). Identification of Factors Contributing to


Gender Disparity in an Ethiopian University. Eastern Africa Social
Science Research Review. Vol. 23, No. 2, 76 – 95. DOI:
10.1353/eas.2007.0013 (Link to abstract
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eas/v023/23.2semela.pdf)

Tesfaye Semela. (2005). Extra-Role Behavior in Educational


Organizations in Sidama Zone Southern Ethiopia: Implications for
School Effectiveness. East African Social Science Research
Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, 15-38. DOI: 10.1353/eas.2005.0010 (Link to
abstract, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eas/v021/21.2semela.pdf )

Admassu, D.; Abdo, M.; & Semela, T. 2005. Impact of Varying Entry
Behavior on Students’ Academic and Psychological Outcomes in Higher
Education: The Case of PPC and FPC Students at Debub University; The
Ethiopian Journal of Higher Education, Vol. II. No. 2, 47-72. (Link
http://www.aau.edu.et/nprc/abstract.php?documentId=50)

Tesfaye Semela. 2004. Perception of Work Environment in Institutes of


Higher Learning in Ethiopia. A Search for Antecedents of Organizational
Commitment and Turnover among Debub University Instructors. The
Ethiopian Journal of Higher Education, Vol. I, No. 2, 33-60.

Tesfaye Semela & Demewoz Admassu. 2004. Beginning Teacher


Education Students’ Attitudes towards their Future Career: The Case of
Dilla Teacher Education and Health Sciences. The Ethiopian Journal
of Education Vol. 24, No.1, 51-82.

Tesfaye Semela & Solomon Demamu. 2001. A Community-Based


Assessment of School Participation and Associated Factors in Gedeo
Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Development
Research, 2001, Vol. 23. No.2 , 85-112.

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Menna, O. & Tesfaye, S. 2000. Determinants of Teachers` Decision to
Stay or Leave the Teaching Profession, The Ethiopian Journal of
Education, 2000, Vol. XX. No. 2., 1-30.

Tesfaye Semela.1997. The Impact of Maternal Status Attributes on


Gender Role Orientation and Success Striving of College Girls, The
Ethiopian Journal of Education, 1997, Vol. XVII. No. 2, 26-41.

Tesfaye Semela. (1997). Gender Differences in Perceived Teacher


Treatment among High School Students: Implications on Academic
Achievement. Journal of Education, 4(1).

Forthcoming Publications

Journal Articles

Tesfaye Semela. (In press). Vulnerability to Brain Drain in Ethiopian


Higher Learning Institutions. The Case of Hawassa University Faculty.
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review

Tesfaye Semela. Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) among


Academics in East African Public University. Can high OCB Mitigate
Vulnerability to Brain Drain? Ethiopian Journal of Development
Research, (forthcoming)

References

1. Damtew Teferra, PhD, Boston College, USA & Program Director,


African and Middle East, Foundation International Fellowship
Program, email: Dteferra@-fordfp@iie.org; f-212-984-5591
Mobile: ++251-911-242546

2. Professor Tirusew Teferra, Dean College Education Addis Ababa


University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel. ++251-111239780 (Office)

3. Prof. Dr. Tirussew Teferra, Addis Ababa University, College of


Education;
Email: tirussew_teferra@yahoo.com

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I the undersigned declare that the above-mentioned information depict
my qualification and experiences to the best of my knowledge.

Name: Tesfaye Semela,


PhD

Associate Professor,
Dean Faculty of Education
Date: June 7, 2008
Awassa, Ethiopia

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