Joel RaveloharimisyTitle: Director of Community & International Development
Office Location: Buller Hall #206
Phone: (269) 471-6675
B.A. English as a Second Language, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Graduate Certificate English as a Second Language, University of Antananarive, Madagascar
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA. (Summa cum Laude)
M.B.A. Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA.
M. Div. Courses, 4 Semesters, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Ph. D. in Political Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Current Research or Professional Activities:
2008 to Presesnt
Ph. D. Project in Political Economy and Comparative Politics Disseration Title: "Becoming Formal or Informal Entrepreneurs: What Explains the African Case?"
"informal Institution in Madagascar and Cyclical Political Crisis", April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL. 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Annual National Conference.
"Cooperation between the U.S. and Diaspora Communities: Implications doe Development and Foreign Policy", April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL. 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference.
"Formalizing the Informal: Analysis of the Formalization of Informal Institutions in Madagaascar", November 29 - December 1, 2012. Philadelphia, PA. 57th Annual Meeting of the Afircan Studies Association Conference.
Nov. 17-20, 2011. Washington DC. 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association: "Informal Institutions and Informal Market in Madagascar."
March 31-April 3, 2011. Chicago, IL. 69th National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference: "Institutional Determinants of Buisness Creation in the Formal and Informal Market in Madagascar."
Nov. 18-21, 2010. San Francisco, CA. 55th Annual Meeting of the ASA: "Measuring Diaspora Identity"
Nov. 11-14, 2010. Boston, MA. 24th Annual National Conference of the National Association od Graduate-Professional Students: "Graduate Student Service and Advocacy: Evaluations and Best Practices."
April 22-25, 2010. Chicago, IL. 68th National Confernce of the MPSA: "Interactions of Formal and Informal Institutions and Enterprise Creation: Cross-country Analysis"
April 22-25, 2010. Chicago, IL. 68th National Confernce of the MPSA: "Measuring Diaspora Identity among Liberians in the United States"
June 10-August 8, 2009. Washington DC. George Washington University, Center for International Buisness Education Research. Summer Doctoral Institute. Institutions and Development: "Liberian Diaspora Capital Investment."
April 3-6, 2008. Chicago, IL. 66th National Conference of the MPSA: "Civilian Control of the Military and Democratic Consolidation in Africa."