Wilkes University

Dr. Kedir A. Tessema

Assistant Professor
Sidhu School of Business

169 South Main Street Room 222D
(570) 408-3235

Dr. Tessema graduated from University of San Diego in 2015 with a PhD in Leadership Studies. Having completed his study at a university that first started offering PhD in Leadership Studies, Dr Tessema began teaching graduate courses at Shenandoah University with a rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. He then moved to Wilkes University in August 2017 as Assistant Professor., Leadership Studies; Leadership Education; Higher Education Leadership, LDR 201 Introduction to LeadershipLDR 202 Advanced Leadership Theory and Practice MBA 598 Course in LeadershipMBA 552 Organizational Theory and LeadershipMBA550 Organizational Behavior.

  • Tessema, K. A. A., & Getz, C. (2017). Educating graduate leadership students to become active participants in their discourse communities. Journal of Leadership Education, 16(1), 64-80. Retrieved from http://www.journalofleadershiped.org/index.php/issues/2017-vol-16-iss-1/476-educating-graduate-leadership-students-to-become-active-participants-in-their-discourse-communities

  • Tessema, K., & Melketo, T. A. (2012). Reluctance to write among students in the context of academic writing courses in an Ethiopian university. EFL Journal, 14(1), 29-45. Retrieved from 618 Wildflower Dr

  • Tessema, K. (2012). The rocky terrain between delocalized to localized and duplication to originality: Learning to write and learning to teach academic English. Educational Action Research,, 20(4), 515-533.

  • Tessema, K. (2009). The unfolding trends and consequences of expanding higher education in Ethiopia: Massive universities, massive challenges. Higher Education Quarterly, 63(1), 29-45.

  • Tessema, K. (2008). An exploration for critical practicum pedagogy: dialogical relationships and reflections among a group of student teachers. Educational Action Research, 16(3), 345-360.

  • Tessema, K. (2007). Clinging to the managerial approach in implementing teacher education reform tasks. International Journal of Progressive Education, 3(3).

  • Tessema, K. (2007). Stimulating writing through project-based tasks. English Teaching Forum, 43(4), 22-28.

  • Tessema, K. (2007). The teacher education reform process in Ethiopia: The consequence on educators and its implications. Teaching Education, 32(3), 387-405.

  • Tessema, K. (2007). The threats of massification of higher education to educators: the case of Haramaya University. FSS Bulletin, 5(2), 33-41.

  • Tessema, K. (2006). A critical inquiry oriented teacher education pedagogy: An insider's reflection on a teacher education project in Ethiopia. Journal of In-service Education, 32(3), 387-405.

  • Tessema, K. (2006). Contradictions, challenges, and dilemmas in Ethiopian teacher education. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 4(1).

  • Tessema, K., International Leadership Association, "Leadership Educators Pedagogical Sense Making and Student Conceptualization in the Leadership Classroom," West Palm Beach, FL, United States. (October 26, 2018).

  • Tessema, K., Annual conference of International Leadership Association (ILA), "The pedagogy of socializing students into their communities of practice," San Diego, CA, United States. (October 2014).

  • Tessema, K., Annual conference of International Network of Philosophers of Education (INPE),, "Addressing student inequality through leadership in higher education," INPE, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (August 2012).

  • Tessema, K., Annual conference of Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), "Refashioned for local-relevance and originality: academic writing at an Ethiopian university," CARN, Cambridge, United Kingdom. (November 2010).

  • Tessema, K., Conference of Bahr Dar University Teacher Education, "University-based teacher education in Ethiopia in this decade: A case study," Bahr Dar University. (May 2010).

  • Tessema, K., The annual conference of Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), "Conducting action research in third world contexts: rigor and relevance," CARN, Liverpool, United Kingdom. (November 2008).

  • Tessema, K., The annual conference of Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), "The emergence of action researchers out of linked experiences: Seized opportunities in impoverished contexts," CARN, Umea, Sweden. (November 2007).

  • Tessema, K., National Conference on Higher Education, "The threats of massification to educators: The case of Haramaya University," Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (April 2007).