Grace H. Aguiling-Dalisay, Ph.D.

Professorial Lecturer


Developmental Psychology

Sikolohiyang Pilipino

Research Interests

Volunteerism and civic engagement; Gender and sexuality; Cultural and Indigenous Concepts Related to Psychology


Ph.D. in (Developmental) Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

M.A. in Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

B.S. Psychology, University of the Philippines – Diliman

Professional Diploma in Family Ministries, Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM), Loyola School of Theology, ADMU.

Visiting Scholar, Learning Disabilities Program, Bank Street College of Education. New York: New York, USA.

Selected Publications

Dalisay, G. A. (2013). Ang Sikolohiyang Pilipino sa Ugnayan ng Pahinungod: Pakikipagkapwa at Pagbabangong-dangal. Daluyan: Journal ng wikang Filipino, 19 (2).

Aguiling-Dalisay, G., & Sarmiento-Enrile, L. (2011). Searching for roots of corporate social responsibility in Filipino values. Corporate social responsibility: from corporation to transformation. League of Corporate Foundations, Makati.

Aguiling-Dalisay, G., Yacat, J. A., & Navarro, A. (2004). Extending the self: volunteering as pakikipagkapwa. Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy, National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines.

Dalisay, G. A. (2005). International Volunteer Service: A proposed twin programme in the cycle of national volunteering in the Philippines. VOLUNTARY ACTION-LONDON-INSTITUTE FOR VOLUNTEERING RESEARCH-, 7(2), 69.

Aguiling-Dalisay, G. (2000). Teaching of Peace in Elementary Public Schools. Building Peace: Essays on Psychology and the Culture of Peace, 73.

“Ginabayang Talakayan (Guided Discussion): Notes from Sexuality Research”. In Casebook in Feminist Research Methodologies. Center for Women’s Studies, University of the Philippines, 1998.

“Pagkababae at Pagkalalake: Towards Understanding Filipino Sexuality”. In Diwa, vol 10, nos. 1-4, 1996.

Paper Presenter. “ Sikolohiyang Pilipino: Indigenous Research Methods in Psychology”. Cardiff Univeristy Seafarers International Research Center-Nippon Foundation Alumni Event. Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Llanwddyn, Wales, UK. 2017.

Invited Speaker, “Reviewing Protocols in Psychology”, 16th Forum for Ethical Review Committees in the Asian and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP) International Conference. National Research Council of Thailand and the Faculty of Medicine. Chulalongkorn University. Bangkok, Thailand. 2016.

Session Keynote Speaker. “Community Higher Education Engagement: Ethical Responsibility and Ethical Practice”. 6th International Conference on the Sciences and Social Sciences. Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University. Maha Sarakham. Thailand. 2016.

Presenter and Faculty-in-Charge. “Reframing SUC Engagement: Making the Case for Community-HEI Partnerships. HECS-PLP for Presidents of SUCs on Thinking Strategically and Creatively. DAP-CHED. Vigan, Ilocos Sur. 2016.

Presenter. “Leading Societal Change: A Core Mission for Universities?” Going Global Conference: Connecting cultures, forging futures. British Council. Queen Elizabeth II Center. London, UK. 2015.

Paper Presenter. “Engaged Scholarship and Volunteerism in Higher Education. Joint SELF and ERAS Conference. Nanyang Girls’ High School. Singapore. 2013

Keynote Speaker. The Importance of Youth Volunteering. IAVE Youth Forum. Changwon, South Korea. 2011

Keynote Speaker. “Volunteerism and Sustainable Development “. 64th United Nations Department of Public Information Conference. Bonn, Germany. 2011.

Speaker. “South-South Volunteering: Opportunities for Growth from the Philippine Experience. Strathmore University. Nairobi, Kenya. 2008.

Paper Presenter, 11th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, “Reinventing Higher Education: Toward Participatory and Sustainable Development”, Bangkok, Thailand. 12-14 December 2007.

Paper Presenter, Okayama Japan Education for Sustainable Development Workshop: Cooperation between Formal and Non-Formal Education. “Promoting a Gender-Fair Education Framework: The Case of Miriam College”, Okayama Japan, October 27-30, 2005.

Professional Associations

Lifetime member and Former President. Pambansang Samahan sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino.

Fellow and Former Executive Secretary. Psychologcial Association of the Philippines.

International Affiliate, American Psychological Association of the Philippines.

Member. Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in the Social Sciences.

Other Work Experience

Dean, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), 2014-2017

Chair, Tri-College PhD Philippine Studies Council, UP Diliman, 2015-2017.

Chair, Department of Psychology, CSSP, UPD. 2012-2014

Affiliate Professor, Faculty of Education, UP Open University. 2013 – present

Affiliate Professor, Tri-College PhD Philippine Studies Program. 2013- present

Director, Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Diliman (The UP Volunteer Service Program). 1997-1999. UPD.

System Director, Ugnayan ng Pahinungod System. 1999-2001. UP System.

College Academic Secretary, CSSP, UPD 1991 to 1993.

Assistant to the Dean for Administrative Affairs. CSSP, UPD. 1990 to 1992

Independent Consultant. UP Manila Ethics Review Board.

Resource Person. Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA).

Regional Quality Assurance Team (RQUAT) Member. CHED NCR.

Evaluator, Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).

President, Social Sciences and Philosophy Research Foundation.

Trustee, Center for Educational Measurement.

Founding President, Volunteer Organizations Information Coordination and Exchange (VOICE) Philippines