I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at Durham University (UK) under the supervision of Professor E.J. Lowe and Professor Sophie Gibb. I was a recipient of merit based, the Prestigious Durham Doctoral Studentship Award for three years. While doing my PhD, I also served as an Academic Tutor in philosophy at Durham University. After completing my PhD, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Durham University within the Durham Emergence Project which was set up with cooperation between physicists and philosophers; and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. My postdoctoral research focused on the nature of the emergence of the phenomenal co…
I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at Durham University (UK) under the supervision of Professor E.J. Lowe and Professor Sophie Gibb. I was a recipient of merit based, the Prestigious Durham Doctoral Studentship Award for three years. While doing my PhD, I also served as an Academic Tutor in philosophy at Durham University. After completing my PhD, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Durham University within the Durham Emergence Project which was set up with cooperation between physicists and philosophers; and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. My postdoctoral research focused on the nature of the emergence of the phenomenal consciousness taken from the standpoint of metaphysics, philosophy of mind, cognitive neuroscience and quantum physics. I received two masters degrees from Biola University: one in philosophy with high honors and the other, in science and religion with the highest honors. I also took short term academic research trainings at Rivendell Institute Summer Seminar at Yale University and at the International Philosophy Summer School at Bamberg University in Germany.
I specialized in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. My other research interest areas include: philosophy of religion, philosophy of language/logic, epistemology, ethics, philosophical theology, the philosophy of cognitive neuroscience and the philosophy of quantum physics.
My academic publications include the special issue I co-edited with Sophie Gibb for the Journal of Consciousness Studies entitled: “Insights into the First-Person Perspective and the Self: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, (Imprint Academic, 2015). I also edited research volume entitled: Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties, which was published by Routledge (2018/2019). Currently, I am working on a single authored manuscript entitled: The Metaphysics of Substance and Personhood: A Non-theory Laden Approach as well as another co-authored manuscript entitled: Bracketed Issue: A Case for Metaphysical Foundation for Bioethics. I am also co-editing an anthology entitled: Taking Persons Seriously: Where Philosophy and Bioethics Intersect and a special Issue on on E. J. Lowe’s Metaphysics and Analytic Theology for TheoLogica Journal.
Moreover, I published articles, short response commentaries and book reviews in notable peer-reviewed international academic journals such as Philosophia Christi, Analysis, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, The Philosophical Quarterly, Appraisal-the Journal of British Personalist Forum and TheoLogica-International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology.
I presented academic research papers/public lectures over 70 times, including: Durham University (UK); University of Vienna (Austria); University of Helsinki (Finland); Boston University, MA (USA); Biola University (USA); Azusa Pacific University (USA), Citrus College, Glendora, CA (USA), University of Arizona, Tuscon (USA); Dominican School of Theology and Philosophy at Berkeley (USA); Trinity International University; Chicago (USA); Evangelical Philosophical Society- 15th Annual Apologetics Conference, Parker, CO (USA); Wesleyan Philosophical Society- Cleveland TN; Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Evangelical Theological College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Tyndale Fellowship, Wolfson College, Cambridge University.
I am an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Biola University in the Department of Science and Religion (graduate level) and in the Department of Philosophy (undergraduate level). I teach Intro to Philosophy and Ethics, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science as well as new graduate level courses I developed: the Philosophy of Neuroscience, the Philosophy of Physics and the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Azusa Pacific University in the Department of Philosophy and the Honors College (undergraduate level) and an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Addis Ababa University. Currently, I am co-supervising three PhD theses in the area of the philosophy of mind and Ethics.
In the past, I worked as an Assistant to the Academic Dean, Lecturer and Field Education Director at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where I also received my undergraduate degree with distinction in academic theology. I also did an undergraduate course work in philosophy at Addis Ababa University. I served as a visiting lecturer at a number of theological colleges in different regions of Ethiopia. I published numerous articles and four books in Amharic (the Ethiopian official language) in the area of reading culture, philosophy of religion and philosophical apologetics.