Maria Beebe

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Maria Beebe

Internationalization Consultant at Portland State University

Spokane, Washington Area Higher Education


My personal mission: 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. *20 years professional experience in international development, including more recently, leading change, leading people, maximizing results; making decisions about human, financial, logistics, security, and ICTs; and building coalitions in higher education. *Using ICTs for global development alliances with higher education institutions resulting in knowledge exchanges, learning partnerships and network for capacity building in telecommunications in Africa (1996-2005) and in alliances to improve teaching and learning in Afghanistan (2006-2009).*Long term field experience in Afghanistan (2006-2009), South Africa (1994-1996), Liberia (1987-1990), Sudan (1980-1983), Philippines (1984-1987), and the USAID Global Bureau in Washington, D.C. (1992-1994) focusing on higher education, capacity-building, and social analysis. *Consulting experience in Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda in Africa and in the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Afghanistan, India and Poland. *Conducting stakeholder consultations with government, private sector, universities, and NGOs with regard to information, communication technologies policy, regulation and applications, particularly in higher education institutions.*Teaching at the collegiate level, including 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer instructor at a community college in the Philippines; 1 year at Oregon State University; teaching for the masters in public policy and administration at Kabul University; three years as a Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant while a graduate student at Stanford University, and being an adjunct lecturer at Gonzaga University.



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