Darge Wole

Full Name Darge Wole Meshesha
Education attended BA – English & Psychology, Haile Selassie University (now, Addis Ababa University), 1970MA- Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1973

PhD- Educational Psychology, Florida State University, USA, 1986

Academic Rank Professor
Working for AAU Since 1970
Administrative positions held 


Assistant Dean, College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University, 1981 – 83Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education, Addis Ababa University, 1989 -90.

Director, Institute of Educational Research, Addis Ababa University, 1990-93

Director, Addis Ababa University Press, September 2001- 2006

Awards, recognitions and memberships
  • Canadian International Development Agency Scholarship, 1971-1973.
  • Ford Foundation Scholarship, 1983-86.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Florida State University
  • Editor, The Ethiopian Journal of Education, 1990-1993
  • Founder & Advisor, IER-Flambeau, Bulletin of the Institute of Educational Research (IER), Addis Ababa University, 1990-1993.
  • Member, Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, 1994-
  • Member, Editorial Board of Eastern Africa Social Science ResearchReview, 1993-
  • Member, Liaison Committee of the Ethiopia Chapter of OSSREA, 2000-
  • Deputy Permanent Delegate  of  Ethiopia to UNESCO, 2006-2011
  • Certificate of Achievement, Universal Peace Federation International Leadership Conference, Seoul, 2007
  • Certificate of Excellence in Research , Addis Ababa University, 2013
  • Member, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, 2013-
Campus : Main
Building: NCR
Floor number: Third
Office room no. : 311
Office tel.: +251 1 225949
email ID: dargewolem@yahoo.com
Research interest
  • Development and evaluation of instructional materials and training manuals
  • Cross-cultural study of student characteristics and coping methods
  • Teaching-learning strategies
  • Professional development of teachers
Publications in reputable journals
  • “Childhood Experiences in Parental Care and Later Competency: The Case of Sinkegna High School Students” The Ethiopian Journal of Education, Vol. XVII, No.2, December 1997.
  • “Thwarting of Youth Aspirations: A Case Study of Factors Associated with Academic Debilitation among Ninth Graders”, Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, Vol. 19, No.1, April 1997, 43 -63.
  • “The Origins, Endeavors and Demise of the Ethiopian University Service: A Look at the Evolution of an Idea,” Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review, Vol.  XV, No. 2, June 1999.
  • “Patterns of Student Absenteeism in Addis Ababa Government Senior High Schools and Considerations for Containment”, The Ethiopian Journal ofEducation, Vol. XX, No.1, June 2000, 59 – 89
  • “The Predominance of Different Sources of Stress among Teachers in Government High Schools of Addis Ababa”, The Ethiopian Journal of Education, Vol. XXII, No.1, June 2002, Pp. 1-32.