Is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Social Sciences Department at Georgia State University-Perimeter College. Dr. Cherenet has over fifteen years of teaching experience in the following areas: International Relations, Comparative Politics, African Politics, Global Issues, and American government and Politics. In additional to teaching at Georgia State University, He has taught at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Strayer University.
Before joining Georgia State University, Dr. Cherenet worked as a Board President and Director for the Ethiopian Community Association in Atlanta, GA. During his tenure, he served as a Board member at the state level with the State of Georgia Immigrant HIV/AIDS Advisory board. Additionally, he served as a member of the African Resource Network; a national consortium of agencies working with new African migrants settled in the United States. He co-owned a commission agency that specialized in imports/exports to and from Ethiopia. He also co-owned a restaurant that specialized in Ethiopian cuisine.
Dr. Cherenet has practical experience in grant writing, project management, and fundraising. He managed more than half a million dollars of a federally funded grant for the Ethiopian Community Association in Atlanta (ECAA), and designed and implemented a mentoring program for the ECAA in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. Additionally he oversaw the volunteer recruitment, training, and management for the ECAA.
Before coming to the United States, Dr. Cherenet worked at various public and private organizations in Ethiopia. Some of those organizations include the Economic Commission for Africa, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Addis Ababa Master plan project, General Business Development Firm, and Ethiopian Airline.
Dr. Cherenet received his Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in International Affairs & Development from Clark Atlanta University; a certificate in Project Management from Georgia State University School of Business; and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Public Policy. He received his B.A in Political Science and International Relations and a Diploma in Library Science from Addis Ababa University.
Dr. Cherenet’s research interests include, but are not limited to, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Development and Social Change, and Nonprofit Management. His dissertation work focused on the role of the Ethiopian Diaspora in the Political Process in Ethiopia.