International Author and His Wife Donate Their Books to the DLSU Libraries

Visiting professors and authors, Dr. James Roger Beebe and his Filipina wife, Dr. Maria Africa Beebe donated their books to the DLSU Libraries. They recently served as resource speakers in a research writing workshop organized by College of Liberal Arts last March 16 and 24, 2015.

Dr. James Beebe donated a copy of the second edition of his book, Rapid Qualitative Inquiry : A Field Guide to Team-based Assessment. According to the website, this book is an accessible field guide for practitioners “who need timely results for program and policy planning and students who need a guide for realistic and rigorous qualitative research projects.” He also wrote a book that chronicles his experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines entitled, Those Were the Days: A Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in the Late '60s, a copy of which was al
so donated to the Libraries.  

Dr. Maria Beebe on the other hand, has donated a copy of Disrupt Filipina Women : Proud, Loud Leading Without a Doubt, a book she co-edited with Maya Ong Escudero. This book shows how Filipinas become the ultimate global disrupters and it also examines how these women in diaspora survived in the modern multi-cultural global economy.

The Libraries acknowledges Drs. Beebe's generosity for these valuable donations to benefit the academic community.
James Beebe is an applied qualitative social scientist, educator, and social activist committed to using the tools of the social sciences and education to promote justice. He is particularly concerned with developing tools such as Rapid Qualitative Inquiry that can be used for collaboration on identifying and addressing issues. In 2013 he founded and as of 2014 directs the Center for Rapid Qualitative Inquiry, Global Networks in Portland, Oregon.  In 2014 he was appointed a visiting researcher in the Anthropology department of Portland State University. (

Maria Africa Beebe, is an Internationalization Consultant at Portland State University. She has a Masters in Anthropology and Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University. Her personal mission is linking higher education with global sustainable development; balancing social and environmental considerations with economic development; using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for global development alliances for global engagement. She has 20 years professional experience in international development, involving leading change, leading people, maximizing results; demonstrating business acumen, and building coalitions in higher education. Lessons learned from these experiences are highlighted in AfricaDotEdu (2003), edited by Beebe, Koaukou, Oyeyinka and Rao.