Tibebe Assefa , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business College of Business and Computer Science School of Business
Bradford HallRoom 134400 East Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601(502) 597-6912(502) 597-6404 (fax)


Dr. Tibebe A. Assefa completed his doctoral studies in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance at The University of Texas Pan American in August 2012. He has published in professional peer-reviewed Journals that include: Journal of Economics and Finance, International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Global Business and Finance Review, and Journal of Financial and Economic Practice. He has also presented in several academic professional conferences such as the Southern Economic Association, the Southern Finance Association, Southwestern Finance Association and the Academy of Economics and Finance. Since August 2012, Dr. Assefa works as an assistant professor of Finance at Kentucky State University – School of Business.

Dr. Assefa graduated from Addis Ababa University with a Bachelor Degree in Statistics in 1988. Then he worked as a statistician at Central Statistical Authority in Ethiopia until he left for Ghana, where he studies Demography at University of Ghana in 1997and he received M.A. Degree in Demography in 1998. Subsequently in the year 2000 and 2002 he received MBA and M.Sc. in international business and computer science degrees respectively from the University of Texas Pan American. After completing his masters’ degree he worked as Program Coordinator/Data Analyst at Center on Aging and Health at the University of Texas Pan American until he joined the PhD program at the College of Business – University of Texas Pan American in 2007.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. University of Texas Pan American
  • M.B.A. University of Texas Pan American
  • M.A. University of Ghana
  • B.Sc. Addis Ababa University