Michael GIBBONS, PhD

Michael GIBBONS, PhD

Scholar in Residence, American University

Michael 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 was country director and education advisor for Save the Children in the 1980s-90s, and was director of agricultural training for the US Peace Corps after serving as a volunteer in Sierra Leone in the 1970s. For over 20 years, Gibbons led global grant making to advance children’s rights and the right to education at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund and Banyan Tree Foundation. He is currently a Scholar in Residence at American University teaching courses in international training, education and development and working with partners around the world on the convergence of human rights, transformative education and social justice. He holds a PhD in Human and Organisational Development from Fielding Graduate University.


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