Dr. Emebet Mulugeta is currently an Academic Vice President (AVP) of Addis Ababa University, the oldest and the largest University in Ethiopia. She is the first female AVP since the establishment of AAU in 1950.
Dr. Emebet received her BA in Psychology from Addis Ababa University, her M.Ed. in Developmental Psychology and Ed.D. in Psychological Foundations of Education, from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
She is an Associate Professor of psychology at Addis Ababa University, teaching and conducting research at the Center for Gender Studies and School of Psychology. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching and research. She took over the Center for Research Training and Information and Development (CERTWID), currently known as Center for Gender Studies (CGS) immediately after its establishment to nurture it to develop into a prominent academic institution that runs an MA program in Gender Studies and conducts research to feed into policy and practice. She is also the founder and Director of Nia Center for Children and Family Development (NiaCCFD), an office that endeavours to provide high quality services in the areas of families, children and gender through research, counselling, training and consultancy. She is one of the women featured in Temsalit (Phenomenal Ethiopian Women), a book that was prepared by the Network of Ethiopian Women Association (NEWA), which presented exemplary women of Ethiopia. She has published articles, book chapters and monographs in the areas of children, poverty and working children, gender and education, and gender and poverty.