Yohannes Haile-Selassie

Director and Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Professor and Director, Institute of Human Origins
TEMPE Campus


Yohannes Haile-Selassie is a professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and director of the Institute of Human Origins at ASU. His research interest is understanding the paleobiology and paleoecology of early human ancestors based on the fossil record. He has made fossil discoveries that are significant in human origins research and leads an international multidisciplinary team that conducts fieldwork in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. He received his PhD in integrative biology from the University of California Berkeley, MA in anthropology from the University of California Berkeley and BA in history from the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.


  • Ph.D. Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of California Berkeley
  • B.A. History, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation