Jackson State University (Ph.D.), Winona State University (M.B.A.), Grambling State University (B.S.)
Certifications: Technology Entrepreneurship, California State University – San Bernardino. Building a High-Performing Business, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.
Academic and Professional Interests
Dr. Gibbs research interests span both entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. Her primary research areas involve entrepreneurial opportunity recognition, small business, minority and women entrepreneurs, work-life balance and career choice. Her work has been published in journals such as the International Journal of Globalization and Small Business, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, and the book Health Management Information Systems: Methods and Practical Applications.
Professional Honors and Achievements
Dr. Gibbs is a serial entrepreneur having started three businesses. She was recently was selected as a 2010 Beyster Institute Scholar by the Beyster Institute in the Rady School of Management at UC-San Diego. The scholarly appointment involves increasing the awareness and benefits of employee ownership and equity compensation plans in Entrepreneurial firms. As a participant in the Emerging Minority Business Leaders program (sponsored by the West Virginia High Technology Foundation), Dr. Gibbs received the Kenneth Jordan Leadership Award for Excellence in their Launch Plan competition on technology transfer and commercialization.
She was also the recipient of the Arnon Reichers Best Doctoral Student Paper Award in the Careers Division at the 2007 Academy of Management Conference. She has an unwavering commitment for building and developing high potential businesses and has participated in establishing the Minority Business Enterprise Center (a Minority Business Development Agency affiliate) in Biloxi,