Joel Raveloharimisy

  • Title: Program Director
  • Office Location: BUL206
  • E-mail: raveloha@andrews.edu
  • Phone: (269) 471-6675

Education

  • B.A. English as a Second Language, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Graduate Certificate English as a Second Language, University of Antananarivo, 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 & Professional Activities 2012 to Presesnt

Scholarly/Professional Papers Read (Conference Presentation)
  • “Study Abroad Best Practices.” Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship. Berrien Springs, MI. October 30, 2015.
  • “Evaluating NGO’s Strengths and Weaknesses through the Lens of SPHERE’s Core Standards.” MASAL 2014
  • “Assessing the Effectiveness of the International Mediations in Managing the 2009 Political Crisis and Conflict in Madagascar.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Nov. 20-23, 2014. Indianapolis, IN
  • “The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Response to Disasters in the Indian Ocean.” Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship. Berrien Springs, MI. October 31, 2014.
  • “The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Development.” Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship. Berrien Springs, MI. October 31, 2014.
  • “Factors Contributing to Women’s Leadership Roles in Politics: Madagascar.” Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship. Berrien Springs, MI. October 31, 2014.
  • “What Are the Factors That Make the Poor to Seek Help from Civil Societies over Public Institutions?” Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship. Berrien Springs, MI. October 31, 2014.
  • “The Relationship between the Values of Social Science and the Values of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA Philosophy of Education.” Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship. Berrien Springs, MI. October 31, 2014.
  • “Process of Women Empowerment in Madagascar.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Nov. 21-24, 2013. Baltimore, MD
  • “Accidental Path Dependency in the Evolution of Gender Equality in Madagascar” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April 3-6, 2014.
  • “Bonding Social Capital: Asset or Liability to Informal Entrepreneurship and Local Government Activities in Rural Madagascar.” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April 3-6, 2013.
  • “Meeting Financial Needs in Times of Declining Tithe and offerings.” Beyond the Bottom Line. NAD Treasurers Conference. Nashville, TN. March 24-26, 2013.
  • “Informal Institutions in Madagascar and Cyclical Political Crises”, April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL. 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual National (MPSA) Conference
  • “Cooperation between the U.S. and Diaspora Communities: Implications for Development and Foreign Policy”, April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL. 68th MPSA Conference
  • “Formalizing the Informal: Analysis of the Formalization of Informal Institutions in Madagascar” Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2012. Philadelphia, PA. 57t  h Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA) Conference
Professional Consultations
  • Child Welfare and Protection and Family Welfare in Madagascar. Bethany International Services. Grand Rapids, MI, since Nov. 2014
  • Conference Organization (Session Chair or Panelist at Regional, National, or International Disciplinary Conference)
  • Session Chair: I-O-2 Conflict, Migration, and Victimization. African Studies Association Annual Meeting. 11/21/2013 – 8:30 AM. Baltimore, MD
  • Panel Discussant: 14-14 Leaders, State Capacity, and Performance. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. 04/13/2013. Chicago, IL. (Panel was changed because it was Sabbath)
  • Panel Discussant: Panel 11-3 “Legitimacy, Citizen Support and Political Performance in Africa”, Section African Politics. April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL. 68 th Midwest Political Science Association Annual National (MPSA) Conference
  • External Grant Received (Co-Principal Investigator on a Medium Sub-Grant: $10,000-$100,000)
  • Sub-grant recipient under the USAID-Funded MEASURE Evaluation Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) project based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Research Project Title: “The Influence of Family Dynamics on Contraceptive Use in Madagascar and the Ensuing Impact on Family Well-being” (Co-principal investigator), $20,000.00
Articles Published (Peer Review)
  • “The Prophet Elisha as an Agent of Change for Community Development.”  The Journal of Applied Christian Leadership. Fall 2105, Volume 9 No. 2.
  • “Women’s Access to Political Leadership in Madagascar: The Value of History and Social Activism?”  Journal of International Women’s Studies Review (Forthcoming July 2016)
  • “Spiritual Imperatives”. The Journal of Adventist Education Forthcoming Oct/Nov. 2016)
  • Raney, Alexandra and Raveloharimisy, Joel (2016) "The Contributions of Faith-Based Organizations to Development and the Humanitarian Field: An ADRA Case Study,"Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development: Vol. 2 , Article 2.6 Available at: http://knowledge.e.southern.edu/ijbpgd/vol2/iss1/2
Articles Published (Scholarly Article Not Refereed or Juried)
Editorial Referee Activity (Review of a Single Application for a Grant Funding Agency)
  • Review of grant application for Research Triangle International: “Madagascar Primary Health Care (PHC) Procurement”