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Dr. Eva Gibson


Eva Gibson, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Clement #307A
(931) 221-6224


Ed.D., Counselor Supervision & Education, Argosy University
M.S., Psychology: Guidance & School Counseling, Austin Peay State University
B.S., Psychology, Austin Peay State University


I have served as a school counselor for more than 10 years and have previously worked with adult mental health facilities, adolescent residential facilities, as well as the Department of Children Services. Prior to joining APSU, I taught at Tennessee State University as well as Capella University. In addition to my roles as a counselor and counselor educator, I served as the President for the Tennessee School Counselor Association as well as the President of the Tennessee Counseling Association. Currently, I am on the editorial board for the Professional School Counseling journal.


COUN 5150: Foundations of School Counseling
COUN 5410: Counseling Techniques
COUN 5640: Practicum in School Counseling
COUN 5725: Internship in School Counseling
COUN 6015: Comprehensive School Counseling Program Design & Implementation


Research Interests

School counseling, African American students, cultural competency

If you are interested in pursuing research in these areas, feel free to reach out to me.

Active Research

Gibson, E.M., Cook Sandifer, M.I., Webb, T.E., & Cox, E. (ongoing). Get on the bus: A service
delivery guide for school-based mental health professionals. Manuscript in preparation.

Shepard, D., & Gibson, E.M. (2019). Cultivating Social Class Awareness in the Counseling
Profession. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Cook Sandifer, M., & Gibson, E.M. (2019). African American Boys and Retention: Considerations for School Counselors. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Gibson, E. M., & Cook Sandifer, M., (in press). It Takes a Village: Service Learning as our Social Responsibility in Higher Education. In P. Blessinger & E. Sengupta (Eds.), Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Curriculum and Teaching Development. New York: International Higher Education Teaching and Learning.

Gibson, E. M., Cook Sandifer, M., & Bedford, W. (2019). A Sense of Mattering: A Group Intervention for African American Boys. Professional School Counseling, 21(1), 1-9. doi: 10.1177/2156759X19867336

Jennings, L., & Gibson, E. M. (in press). Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy: Treating Vocational Issues Systemically. In Career Counseling Theory, Practice, and Application. California: Cognella Academic Publishing

Gibson, E. M. (in press). Discipline and discrepancy in public schools. In R. Bryant & B. Durodoye (Eds.), From Disagreement to discourse: A chronical of controversies in schooling and education. North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Gibson, E. M., Bedford, W., & Webb, T. (under contract). Emotional and behavioral disorders. In The spectrum of exceptionalities: From characteristics to research-based classroom interventions. North Carolina: Kona Publishing & Media Group.

Gibson, E. M., & Spencer N. (2018, September). Turning at-risk into at-promise. School Counselor, 56(1), 19-20.

Social Media

For counseling related content, follow me on Twitter @gibson_dr and Instagram @dr.evagibson. Additional information can also be found on my website: https://drevagibson.weebly.com/.