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Michael Gibbons

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of Education

Mr. Gibbons has worked in basic education, community development and social justice since the mid 1970s in Asia, Africa, Latin America and low-income areas of the USA. He specializes in basic and nonformal education, child rights and child development, adult learning processes, training of educators and organizational learning. He holds a PhD from the Fielding Institute in human and organizational development, with a focus on organizational learning processes within educational programs. He is particularly interested in the role learning plays in personal development and social transformation. Currently, Mr. Gibbons serves as Director of Children's Rights and Education Programs at Wellspring Advisors LLC, a donor advising company based in Washington DC. Mr. Gibbons teaches courses in international training, education and development at The American University, George Washington University and the Monterey Institute for International Studies. He has served as associate director at Banyan Tree Foundation, country director and education advisor for Save the Children.


PhD, Fielding Institute

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  • Fall 2018