Jim Stewart is the author of "Ask What You Can Do: Our Days in the Early Peace Corps"(Amazon/Create Space 2011).
Stewart graduated from Wesleyan University in 1961 with a B.A. in English and Distinction in Creative Writing. He was a reporter for "The Hartford Times" in Hartford CT. and joined the Peace Corps in March 1962. He served in the Philippines as a Volunteer and Volunteer Leader from 1962-64. Later he worked in three training programs to prepare Volunteers for the Philippines. Jim returned to that country in 1969-72 to conduct research on the effects of the new Green Revolution hybrid rice technology, "Miracle Rice," on farming communities in Cotabato. He received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii in 1977 and taught for nearly 30 years in the Department of Environmental Studies and Planning at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park CA.
He has returned many times to the Philippines and has traveled to China as an official consultant on sustainable development. He and his wife now live in Playa Vista CA.