Tibebe Eshete

Pocock Family Distinguished Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Office: Kauke 116
Phone: 330-287-1948
Email: teshete@wooster.edu


  • Ph. D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Spring 2005 (History),
  • M.A - Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, 1985-1989 (History),
  • B.A - Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa, 1976-1979(History)

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Freshman Honor, Haile Selassie I University
  • Dean’s Recruitment Fellowship, Michigan State University, 1993
  • Compton Peace Fellowship Award 2003
  • Herbert C. & Mary L. Jackson Endowed Graduate Award in Arts and Letters for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2004
  • My book, The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia has received the honor of being named one among the fifteen “Outstanding Books” of the year 2009 by International Bulletin of Missionary Research
  • Named Senior Research Scholar by Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity


  • The Silent Revolution: The Role of Community Development in Reducing the Demand for Small Arms (Geneva: World Vision Int., 2000)
  • The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia: resistance and resilience (Baylor University, 2009, named one of the “Fifteen Outstanding Books of 2009 for Mission Studies” by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research in April 2010)
  • Jijjiga: the history of a Strategic Town in the Horn of Africa, 1891 to the present (Tsehi Publisher, 2014)
  • Guzoye: Redirection (Addis Ababa: Raei/SIM Publishers, 2015)
  • Haile Selassie I: Re-membering an Enigmatica African Monarch (forthcoming)