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Hana Meshesha, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Office: Meridian 516
1311 E Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642






Interest areas: Trauma, addiction, disability, supervision, and multicultural counseling

Ph.D. 2023, University of Montana

M.A., 2019, University of Montana

M.Ed., 2012, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

B.A., 2007, University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Hi, my name is Dr. Hana Meshesha. I joined ISU’s Department of Counseling in 2023. I received my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. As a counselor, I have experience working with college population and clients with substance use disorders.

Before moving to the United States, I was a faculty at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, for close to a decade. As a member of the Department of Psychology, I focused on teaching and supervising students who became mental health service providers in their community. I also had a chance to provide counseling services to college students with focus on adjustment, anxiety, and depression cases. In addition, I was a quality care officer and then a director for the education quality assurance office at the University of Gondar in which I was able to oversee curriculum reviews and approvals within the university as well as participate in national dialogue on educational quality assurance matters.

My research interests include trauma, forgiveness, addiction, disability, supervision, and counseling in international context. For updates on my research projects, please see my ResearchGate profile.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching movies, traveling, and listening to music. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone. 


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