Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Director of Doctoral Research

Daniel Alemu

Troy, Education Building, Room 209
[email protected]


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)