Dr. Gibbon  

Dr. Thomas Gibbon

Assistant Professor

Office: WRI 303

Phone: (717) 477 - 1498

Email: tcgibb@ship.edu


  • EdD, Developmental Education, Curriculum and Instruction Reading, Grambling State University, Louisiana 
  • Master of Science, Special Education, Community Based Services, Western Maryland College 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Gettysburg College 


  • Professional Certification, Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Western Maryland College 
  • Generic Special Education Certification, Grades Six‑Adult, State of Maryland, Western Maryland College 


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education, Shippensburg University 
  • Interim Director, Learning Center, Department of Academic Services, Shippensburg University 
  • Academic Liaison, Academic Success Program; Assistant Professor and Department Chair, Department of Academic Services, Shippensburg University 
  • Director of Learning Services/Disability Services Director, Mount Saint Mary's College 
  • Learning Support Teacher, Franklin County Area Vocational Technical High School, Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12 
  • Coordinator Academic Skills Center/Disability Services Director, Western Maryland College  
  • Director of Vocational Services, TARGET, Inc. (non-profit organization that provides living, vocational, and recreational services for adults with intellectual disabilities) 

Research Interests 

  • Transition to adult life for people with disabilities 
  • Self-regulation for secondary and post-secondary students with disabilities  
  • Effective instruction for SWD in Pk-12 regular education