Bachelor, Addis Ababa University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 1988. Master of Arts, Addis Ababa University, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, University Innsbruck, Austria, 2004.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Melbourne, Australia, 2008.
High School teacher Humera and Fasciledes Senior Secondary School, Ethiopia, 1988—1989. Instructor Gondar Teachers' Training Institute, Ethiopia, 1989—1993. Lecturer to assistant professor Alemaya University, Ethiopia, 1996—2004, assistant dean, 1996—1999, students' guidance and counseling officer, 1997—1999.
Research supervisor and research assistant University Melbourne, 2006—2007. Visiting research fellow Goshen College, Indiana, 2008—2009. Guest researcher Umea University, Sweden, since 2009.
Department head Gondar Teachers' Training Institute, 1991—1993. Department head and students' guidance and counseling officer Humera Senior Secondary School, 1988—1989.
Member of Ethiopian Educational Researchers' Association.
Married Rahel Abebe Abamegal, January 0, 2000. 1 child Redeat Getnet.