Dr Teshome Yizengaw. Dr Alemneh is Associate Vice President for international research and development at Indian University (IU). He is leading IU’s Office of International Development. He joins IU from the American Council on Education, where he has been a program officer for numerous grants and projects, working in more than 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa since 2008. Prior to that Dr Alemneh held numerous educational posts in his native country of Ethiopia. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Ethiopia’s state minister of education, after leading the Department of Higher Education since 1998. He held faculty positions at Hawassa University and Ambo College of Agriculture.