Associate Professor of Biology at the Department of Natural Sciences. He holds a PhD in Environmental health and M.S in Applied Biological Sciences. Mintesinot serves as the Coordinator of Biology program and adviser to Green Coppin Coalition, an environmental sustanability initiative at CSU. Dr Jiru's current research focuses on climate change (impacts on ecosystems and human health), water management and productivity issues. He has done extensive work on land degradation and water management issues in Africa and Asia. Mintesinot partners with SESYNC, CIAT, IWMI, AMS and a number of Universities in Europe and Africa. Currently, He is a visiting professor at SESYNC (Annapolis).