Served as Head of the soil science program of Haramaya University(2005-2006), Academic & Research Vice president of Wollo University (2007-2009), Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (Addis Ababa University (2012-2014); head of environmental and natural resources research unit of IDPR.
Research interests: Pedology and land evaluation, soil mapping, landscape dynamics and its impacts on environment with emphasis on soil and water, watershed management, land degradation, climate change impact on the environment and man-environment relationship.
Published about 40 works in peer reviewed , proceedings and chapter in books.
Supervised over 100 MA/MSC and 12 PhD students in the fields of soil science, environmental science, soil and water engineering, agricultural extension and geography.
World Bank PhD fellow, won fund for soil laboratory strengthening at Haramaya University, consortia member of research funded by IDRC on impacts of climate chane in semiarid regions of Africa, won Thematic research fund from AAU; reviewed several professional manuscripts, served as vice president of Ethiopian soil science society (2012-2014), editor in chief of the Ethiopian Journal of Natural resources (since 2013), full member of Ethiopian soil science society and South African Geographers Association