Michael Gibbons is the dean of students and the vice president of student life at Southern Virginia University.
Prior to working at Southern Virginia, Gibbons worked as the clinical director of a federal research project studying and implementing community-based systems of care for struggling children and families. He has experience working in the child and family services and mental health communities as a counselor, program director, and administrator. He also has extensive teaching experience and has taught courses in psychology, sociology, social work, and child and family development at the College of Eastern Utah, Utah State University, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Dabney Lancaster Community College, and now Southern Virginia University. He has presented and given keynote presentations at numerous national-level conferences. His BS degree is in developmental psychology; he also holds a master of social work degree and is a licensed psychotherapist and clinical social worker (LCSW).
He was honored by the Utah Child Welfare League as recipient of the Marty Palmer Award for leadership in developing a system of care for children and their families.
Michael and his wife, Kristie, currently reside in Buena Vista, Va. They have four children and their two oldest are graduates of Southern Virginia.
B.S., M.S.W., Brigham Young University, 1990, 1992
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
233 Main Hall office