Abebe RorissaAbebe Rorissa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Information Studies
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University at Albany
State University of New York
Draper Hall, Room 113
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Tel: (518) 442-5123
Fax: (518) 442-5367
E-Mail: arorissa [at] albany [.] edu


Abebe Rorissa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany. Prior to joining the University at Albany in September 2005, Dr. Rorissa worked in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Namibia, and the US as a lecturer/instructor and professional librarian (systems/automation). Since September 1988, he has taught courses in library and information sciences, information technology, mathematics, research methods, and statistics. Dr. Rorissa has published in major LIS journals, served as proceedings editor, program committee member, and reviewer for several journals as well as national and international conferences. He served or serving in several leadership positions, including, member of the Board of the Association for Information Science and Technology(ASIS&T) & the ASIS&T SIG Cabinet Steering Committee, Chair & Officer of ASIS&Tís SIG III, and member of advisory board of several publications by professional organizations. His honors include winning the ASIS&T SIG Member of the Year Award & University at Albany Provostís Fellowship.