Gizachew Tiruneh

Associate Professor and Director of the International Studies Program

Irby Hall, Room #217H

(501) 450-3412



Tiruneh 2016 CV

Ph.D., Political Science, Binghamton University, SUNY, 2001

M.B.A., Computer Information Systems, Baruch College, CUNY, 1993

B.A., Finance and Investments, Baruch College, CUNY, 1988



Introduction to Political Science

Introduction to International Relations

Statistical Methods for Political Analysis

Governments & Politics of Africa

Governments & Politics of the Middle East

Dynamics of Democratization

International Political Economy & Globalization



1.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2015. The Rise and Fall of the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia: Is the Kebra Nagast a Time-Bound Document? Los Angeles: Tsehai Publishers.

2.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2014. “Social Revolutions: Their Causes, Types, and Phases.” Sage Open. 4: 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2158244014548845.

3.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2013. “Does Social Background Influence Political Science Grades.” Current Issues in Education, vol. 16 (2): 1-13.

4.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2009. “Determinants of Adult HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Africa: Do Cultural Variations Matter?Midsouth Political Science Review, vol. 10: pp. 103-124.

5.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2008. When is Democracy Normal? The Relation to Demography, Market Economy, and Globalization. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

6.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2008. “Can Africa Tap the Benefits of Economic Development?” Current Politics and Economics of Africa, vol. 1 (1), pp. 47-60.

7.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2008. “Democracy,” In International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, 2nd edition. William A. Darity, editor-in-chief. Macmillan. pp. 272-276.

8.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2008. “Political Power,” In International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, 2nd edition. William A. Darity, editor-in-chief. Macmillan. pp. 415-417.

9.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2007. “Does Attendance Enhance Political Science Grades?” Journal of Political Science Education, vol. 3(3): pp. 265-276.

10.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2006. “Regime Type and Economic Growth in Africa: A Cross-National Analysis,” Social Science Journal, vol. 43 (1): pp. 3-18.

11.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2004. “Towards Normal Democracy: Theory and Prediction,” Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, vol. 29 (4): pp. 470-489.

12.  Tiruneh, Gizachew. 2004. “Democratic Development in Botswana and Tunisia,” Journal of Contemporary African Studies, vol. 22 (1): pp. 13-28.