Sentayehu Alamerew Kebede holds M.Sc. (Agronomy/Plant Breeding) and PhD (Genetics and Plant Breeding). He is professor in the department of Horticulture and Plant Sciences at Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Ethiopia. He published more than 65 journal articles in different international and national peer reviewed journals. He has also written a book in plant breeding.
He is currently teaching postgraduate students and is also a coordinator for Community Based Education and Partnership at Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. He is interested in researching genetics of various crop plants including at molecular level, variety development and the production of teaching materials.