Melinda Gibbons, assistant professor of counselor education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, is a prolific and well-rounded research scholar. In 2005, she was the recipient of the prestigious ACA Best Practices Research Award from the American Counseling Association. Her research foci include career counseling and school counseling with an emphasis on first-generation college students. Since her arrival at the University of Tennessee in 2006, she has published 19 refereed journal articles with five more in press, one book chapter and one in press, and has four manuscripts under review. She has also presented her research at 14 national, six regional, and five state conferences. In addition, Gibbons has worked collaboratively to secure over $1.7 million over five years in grant funding. She is an experienced school counselor and has certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Mynatt, B., & Gibbons, M. M. (2011). Preparing students with disabilities for their future careers. Retrieved from http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas11 /Article_08.pdf
Anderson-White, D., & Gibbons, M. M. (2011). Awakening: Career opportunities after the storm. AdultSpan, 10, 91-101.
Gibbons, M. M., & Williams, D. J. (2011). The overlap of school counselor identity and duties. Journal of Counseling Research and Practice.
Gibbons, M. M., & Studer, J. (2011). Trainings on Suicide Awareness in School Settings. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research, 38, 2-16.
Gibbons, M. M., Woodside, M., Hannon, C., Sweeney, J. R., & Davison, J. (2011). The Lived Experience of Work and Career: Women Whose Parents Lack Postsecondary Education. Career Development Quarterly, 59, 315-329.
Benshoff, J., & Gibbons, M. M. (2011). Bringing Life to e-Learning: Incorporating a Synchronous Approach to Online Teaching in Counselor Education. The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 1, 21-28.
Diambra, J. F., Gibbons, M. M., Cochran, J. L., Spurgeon, S., Locke, W. S., & Wynn, P. (2011). The Symbiotic Relationships of the Counseling Profession’s Accrediting Body, American Counseling Association, Flagship Journal and National Certification Agency. The Professional Counselor: Research and Practice, 1, 82-91.
Spurgeon, S., Gibbons, M. M., & Cochran, J. (in press). Creating Personal Dispositions for a Professional Counseling Program. Counseling and Values.
Pierce, L. M., & Gibbons, M. M. (in press). An Ever Changing Meaning: A Constructivist Approach to Career Counseling with African Refugees. Journal of Humanistic Counseling.
Gibbons, M. M., Pelchar, T., & Cochran, J. (in press). Gifted Students from Low-Education Backgrounds. Roeper Review.
Gibbons, M. M., Cochran, J., Spurgeon, S., & Diambra, J. (in press). The Human Factor: Student reactions to the integration of personal dispositions into two counseling programs. Journal of Humanistic Counseling Education and Development.
Woodside, M., Gibbons, M. M., Davison, J., Sweeney, J., & Hannon, C. (in press). Work and Career Experiences of Men from Families without College Experience. The Qualitative Report.
Gibbons, M. M., & Spurgeon, S. L. (2010). Applying the ASCA Ethical Standards. In J. Studer & J. Diambra (Eds.), A Guide to Practicum and Internship for School Counselors-in-Training. Routledge.
Gibbons, M. M. (in press). A review of career theories. In T. M. Lara, M. Pope, & C. W. Minor (Eds.), Experiential Activities for Teaching Career Counseling and for Facilitating Career Groups, Volume III.