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.
Ph. D. in Political Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Ph. D. Dissertation: "Becoming Formal or Informal Entrepreneurs: What Explains the African Case?" 2011.
Areas of interests: teaching practices, political economy of development, gender and development, diaspora studies, interaction of formal and informal institutions and political (in)stability in developing countries, African politics, and Madagascar politics.
Raveloharimisy, Joel, Altius, Ave, and Plata, Angy. “Advocacy: Lessons Learned from a Young Slave Girl.” Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) (Forthcoming)
Raveloharimisy, Joel. Belief and practice: Spiritual imperatives for the Adventist teacher. The Journal of Adventist Education 79(4), 4-7, 2107. https://jae.adventist.org/en/2017.4.2
Altius, Ave and Raveloharimisy, Joel. 2016. “Women’s Access to Political Leadership in Madagascar: The Value of History and Social Activism?” Journal of International Women’s Studies Review Journal of International Women's Studies, 17(4), 132-142. http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol17/iss4/10
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. Available at: http://knowledge.e.southern.edu/ijbpgd/vol2/iss1/2
Zo Nantenaina, Lollo, Raveloharimisy, Joel, and McWilliam, Karen. “The Prophet Elisha as an Agent of Change for Community Development.” The Journal of Applied Christian Leadership. Fall 2105, Volume 9 No. 2. https://aujacl.com/the-prophet-elisha-as-an-agent-of-change-for-community-development/
Hajason, Joel Zafitandra, Piña Kayla, Raveloharimisy Joel Luc. “The Influence of Family Dynamics on Contraceptive Use in Madagascar and the Ensuing Impact on Family Well-being.” MEASURE Evaluation PRH Working Paper Series. Dec. 2013 WP-13-141. http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/wp-13-141 Sub-grant research ($20,000) under the USAID-Funded MEASURE Evaluation Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) project based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).
Sample of Conference Presentations
Raveloharimisy, Joel L., Raymond, William M., Hershey, Marjorie M., and Holt, Jacob. “Trying to balance work and life,” Round Table Participant. Midwest Political Science Annual Conference. Chicago, IL, April 5-8, 2018.
Raveloharimisy, Joel, Williams, Brian; Horn, Dirk Michael, and Akande, Oluwatosin O. “Students tips for applying to graduate school,” Round table participant. Mi Midwest Political Science Annual Conference. Chicago, IL, April 5-8, 2018.
Pazvakawambwa, Joshua and Raveloharimisy, Joel L. “How to involve technical experts in humanitarian direct assistance? A case for a holistic, comprehensive approach to humanitarian assistance.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters. Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, MI. March 09, 2018
Joel Raveloharimisy. Chair, Political Science Session. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters. Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, MI. March 09, 2018.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. “Malagasy Social Capital Re-visited.” Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April 04, 2017
Raveloharimisy, Joel. “Study Abroad Best Practices.” Andrews University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship. Berrien Springs, MI. October 30, 2015.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. “Accidental Path Dependency in the Evolution of Gender Equality in Madagascar” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April 3-6, 2014.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. “Assessing the Effectiveness of the International Mediations in Managing the 2009 Political Crisis and Conflict in Madagascar.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. Nov. 20-23, 2014.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. “Process of Women Empowerment in Madagascar.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Nov. 21-24, 2013. Baltimore, MD
Raveloharimisy, Joel. Session Chair: I-O-2 Conflict, Migration, and Victimization. African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Nov. 21, 2013 – 8:30 AM. Baltimore, MD
Raveloharimisy, Joel. Panel Discussant: 14-14 Leaders, State Capacity, and Performance. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. April 03, 2013. Chicago, IL.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. “Informal Institutions in Madagascar and Cyclical Political Crises”, 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual National (MPSA) Conference, April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. Panel Discussant: Panel 11-3 “Legitimacy, Citizen Support and Political Performance in Africa”, Section African Politics. 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual National (MPSA) Conference. April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL.
Raveloharimisy, Joel and Piña, Kayla. "Cooperation between the U.S. and Diaspora Communities: Implications doe Development and Foreign Policy", 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. "Informal Institutions and Informal Market in Madagascar", Nov. 17-20, 2011, Washington DC. 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. "Measuring Diaspora Identity", 55th Annual Meeting of the Africa Studies Association. Nov. 18-21, 2010, San Francisco, CA.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. "Graduate Student Service and Advocacy: Evaluations and Best Practices", Nov. 11-14, 2010, Boston, MA. 24th Annual National Conference of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.
Raveloharimisy, Joel. "Civilian Control of the Military and Democratic Consolidation in Africa", 66th National Conference of the MPSA. April 3-6, 2008, Chicago, IL.