- Secretary of Board
- Board of Directors
Shimelis is an Ethiopian scholar based in Stony Brook University (SUNY), New York, where he teaches modern African history, politics, and development. He was a senior lecturer in the History Department, in Addis Ababa University before he joined the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he completed his doctoral studies.
A member of different forums working on Africa, Dr. Shimelis’ works have been published, among others, in the Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Journal of North East African Studies, and African Review of Books. He is now working on two articles and completing a book manuscript.
Apart from his academic life, Dr. Shimelis is passionate about education and environment.