Two Faculty Members Promoted to Full Professor

2020 Prof

In its 53rd regular meeting held on August 19, 2020, Jimma University Board of Governors has approved the promotion of two faculty members, Dr. Esayas Kebede Gudina and Dr. Tsige Ketema Mamo to full professorship. 

The promotion of the faculty members endorsed today by the University’s Board of Governors has passed through a rigorous review process at various levels starting from their respective departments, and evaluated by relevant internal and external evaluators before it got approval by Jimma University Senate. In its deliberation on the issue at the 53rd regular meeting, the Board assessed the contributions both faculty members have made in research, academic and community service to promote them to full professorship. Accordingly, convinced of their contribution, the Board approved the promotion of Dr. Esayas to full Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Tsige to full Professor of Biomedical Sciences.

Professor Esayas and Professor Tsige have contributed immensely to the advancement of science in their respective fields and served Jimma University at various levels. Professor Tsige Ketema is the first female Professor in Jimma University, and served JU as Vice President for Research and Community Service.

Jimma University Community would like to congratulate Professor Tsige and Professor Esayas upon the well-deserved promotion.

     1. Prof. Tsige Ketema Mamo /Professor of Biomedical Sciences/

Prof. Tsige Ketema was born on 12 March, 1978 at Diksis/Hamda town of Arsi Zone, Oromia Regional State. She has attended her Elementary and Junior Secondary School at Diksis Primary and Junior Secondary School; and Higher Secondary School at Robe Didea Senior Secondary School. Having completed her secondary education, she joined tertiary education where she received her Diploma in Biology from Jimma Teachers’ Education College and Bachelor Degree in Biology from Jimma University (2005). Right after her first degree graduation, she pursued her postgraduate study at Addis Ababa University and received Master of Science Degree in Biology (Biomedical Sciences) in 2008. After some years of services both in academics and administration, Prof. Tsige Ketema joined doctoral program at Jimma University for her terminal degree and received a PhD Degree in Environmental Health in 2015.  Click here to read more 

     2. Prof. Esayas Kebede Gudina /Professor of Internal Medicine/

Prof. Esayas Kebede Gudina was born on 14 February 1981 in Nunu Qumba District, Wellega, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. He attended grade 1 to 8 at Nunu Qumba Elementary and Junior Secondary School, and high school education at Arjo Secondary School; formerly Mekonnen Demisew Senior Secondary School.

Prof. Esayas Kebede Gudina joined Jimma University in 2000 and graduated with degree of doctor of medicine (MD) in 2006. He rejoined Jimma University in 2007 for residence training and graduated with specialty in Internal Medicine in 2010. He studied PhD at Center for International Health at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany and graduated with PhD in Medical Research-International Health in 2016. His dissertation title was “Assessment of treatment strategies in acute bacterial meningitis in Ethiopia’ and his dissertation book is archived in Electronic Theses of LMU Munich (urn:nbn:de:bvb:19-201152). Prof. Esayas has also attained postgraduate diploma from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. Besides, he has obtained multiple short-term trainings from national and international institutions related to his areas of specialty and research interests. Click here to read more