Mulatu Wubneh is the Director of the Planning Program (interim) at East Carolina University. He received his BS from Haile Selassie I University and his MA, MURP and Ph.D. in Planning from Florida State University.
Dr. Wubneh has been actively working on various national and international projects. His area of interest nationally focuses on economic development, rural planning, particularly smaller communities, transportation planning and impact assessment of projects. As a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Diversity Committee, he has conducted a survey of minority faculty perception of planning schools in the US. Internationally, Dr. Wubneh has worked with the World Bank on projects on Africa and the World Bank, capacity building in Africa, including serving as Program Officer for projects in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana; with the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) on Regional Disaster Prevention Coordination Initiatives for Africa and the USAID on program evaluation. Dr. Wubneh has also taught and conducted research in Ethiopia as a Fulbright Fellow.
Dr. Wubneh teaches the following courses:
PLAN 3021: Introduction to Planning Techniques
PLAN 3031: Quantitative Analysis in Planning
PLAN 4075/6075: Transportation Planning
PLAN 4099: Planning Practicum