Joel RaveloharimisyTitle: Director, 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 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 or Professional Activities
Ph. D. Dissertation 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.
"Informal Institutions and Informal Market in Madagascar", Nov. 17-20, 2011, Washington DC. 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association.
"Institutional Determinants of Business Creation in the Formal and Informal Market in Madagascar", March 31-April 3, 2011, Chicago, IL. 69th National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
"Measuring Diaspora Identity", Nov. 18-21, 2010, San Francisco, CA. 55th Annual Meeting of the ASA.
"Graduate Student Service and Advocacy: Evaluations and Best Practices", Nov. 11-14, 2010, Boston, MA. 24th Annual National Conference of the National Association od Graduate-Professional Students.
"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", April 22-25, 2010, Chicago, IL. 68th National Confernce of the MPSA.
Institutions and Development: "Liberian Diaspora Capital Investment", June 10-August 8, 2009, Washington DC. George Washington University, Center for International Buisness Education Research. Summer Doctoral Institute.
"Civilian Control of the Military and Democratic Consolidation in Africa", April 3-6, 2008, Chicago, IL. 66th National Conference of the MPSA.