Daniel Alemu, Ph.D.

Daniel Alemu 

Department: Educational Leadership
Rank, Program
: Associate professor of Educational Leadership & Director of Doctoral Research

Contact Info:  

140 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY 12208

Rathbone Hall, Room 203

Email: [email protected]                      

Phone:518.244.4589 (Office)

Fax: 518.292.1717

  Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Educational Administration, Illinois State University
  • M.S., Educational Administration, Eastern Illinois University
  • B.A., Education, Addis Ababa University

Courses Taught:

  • EDL 741 Foundations of Inquiry I
  • EDL 745: Introduction to Research
  • EDL 747  Research Methods II
  • EDL 755  Doctoral Research I;
  • EDL 756  Doctoral Research II.

Research Areas:

  • School Safety
  • Education policy and practice in developing countries
  • Functional-Dysfunctional Organizations


Selected Peer Reviewed Articles


  • Alemu, D. S. and Tekleselassie, A.A. (2011). What lesson can Ethiopia take from the United States in addressing issues of language of instruction? Creative Education (2) 4, 402-
  • Alemu, D.S. (2010). Expansion vs. quality: Emerging issues of  private-for-profit higher education institutions in Ethiopia. International Review of Education Journal, 56 (1) 
  • Alemu, D. S. (2010) Missing: Students’ global outlook. Kappa Delta Pi Record Journal, 46(2), 54-
  • Alemu, D. S. & Shinault, T.C (2009). A comparative analysis of schools with and  without shooting incidences(Using SSOCS data from NCES). Journal for Effective Schools 8 (2)  33-46
  • Alemu, D.S. (2007). Do school security efforts make students feel safe? Using the 2002 Education Longitudinal Studies (ELS: 2002).Journal for Effective Schools, 6 (1) 15-24


  • Named Global Ambassador of Eastern Illinois University, Charleston,IL, USA, September 2014.
  • Distinguished Service Award (Nominee), The Sage Colleges, 2013
  • Emerging Scholar Award (Nominee), American Educational Research Association (AERA, Division A), 2011
  •  Jackson Scholar, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), 2006, San Antonio, TX.

Professional memberships/Affiliations

  • Northeastern Educational Research Association, (NERA),
  • American Educational Research Association, (AERA)
  • National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA)
  • American Evaluation Association(ACA)