Abebaw Minaye

Full Name Abebaw Minaye Gezie
Education attended
  • BED in Pedagogical Science minoring English from the then Bahir Dar Teachers College, the present Bahir Dar University, 1997
  • MA in Educational Psychology (Measurement and Evaluation)- from Addis Ababa University, 2003
  • PhD in Social Work and Social Development from Addis Ababa University, 2013
Academic Rank Assistant Professor (2013)
Working for AAU since Since October, 2003
Administrative positions held
  • Coordinator of the Developmental, Social and Organizational Psychology Program Unit,
  • AC member of institute of psychology as secretary
  • Member of various committees in the school of psychology including working as secretary of the School Graduate Committee at present
Awards, recognitions and Memberships
  • Gold Medalist of the Year 1997, Bahir Dar University
  • OSSREA young Scholars Award (2009)


  • Ethiopian Psychologists Association
  • Association for Community Organization and Social Administration
  • Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)
Campus: main campus
Building: NBR /NCR
Floor number: NBR 1st floor and NCR 3rd floor
Office room no. NBR 109/NCR 364
Office tel: 251111249771
Mobile: +251911 44 58 61
University email ID: abebaw.minaye@aau.edu.et
Research interest
  1. Managing migration, particularly human trafficking and smuggling from Ethiopia to the Middle East and South Africa.
  2. Child right issues
  3. Using rubrics both for assessment and learning/teaching
Publications on reputable journals AbebawMinaye. (2012).Trafficked to the Gulf States: The experiences of Ethiopian returnee women. Journal of Community Practice Special Issue on Social Development and Social Work: Learning from Africa. 20, 112-133AbebawMinaye. (2009). Non-discrimination and protective rights of children in Ethiopia: In light of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ethiopian Journal of Development Research. 31 (1)

Abebaw M; Khaija, K; Adamek, M; Chang, V; Johnsen, B, M. (2011). Rubrics as a tool for learning and assessment: What do baccalaureate students think? Journal of Social Work Education, 32 (4), 1-18.