The Servant Leader

What is a Servant Leader? “It’s an individual that can use the skills which they have to provide leadership while serving others” -Michael Gibbons

About About Michael Gibbons:

Michael Gibbons is the director of student support and an adjunct instructor of family and child development at Southern Virginia University.

He has held that position since August of 2003 and also teaches courses in family and child development and in social and behavioral sciences. 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).

Prior to working at Southern Virginia, he 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.

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 Bio Courtesy of Southern Virginia University