Faculty and Staff

William Gibson

Professor of Political Science

Office Location: Blocker 213
Phone: 757-455-3342
Email: wgibson@vwc.edu
Department/s:
- International Studies
- Political Science

Dr. Gibson's research interests include environmental policy, natural resources management, and intergovernmental relations.  In the late 1970s he helped develop the field of alernative dispute resolution for environmental conflict and later implemented a mediation process to resolve city-county annexation disputes in Virginia.  He has consulted with local governments, state agencies and non-profits on managing conflict and change, and worked with local grassroots organizations to develop strategies  for retaining local control of natural resources.

He teaches courses in environmental policy, public administration, conflict management, state and local government, and urban politics.

His recent research and publications have been on grassroots collaboration.  He co-authored (2013), The Case for Grassroots Collaboration: Social Capital and Ecosystem Restoration at the Local Level.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.  His co-authored article, "Collaborative Federalism and the Emerging Role of Local Nonprofits in Water Quality Implementation," appeared in the 2014 annual special edition of Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Summer, 2014, V 44.3.

Gibson, W., et. al., (2013).  The Case for Grassroots Collaboration: Social Capital and Ecosystem Restoration at the Local Level.  Lexington Books,

Gibson, W., et.al.  (2014)  "Collaborative Federalism and the Emerging Role of Local Nonprofits in Water Quality Implementation," annual special edition of Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Summer, 2014, V 44.3. 

Spring

ENVS*326*01;POLS*326*01;POLS*343*01;POLS*343*02;POLS*103*01;POLS*326*02
Environmental Policy Analysis;Environmental Policy Analysis;Public Administration;Public Administration;Global Realities;HNRS:Envrmntl Policy Analysis

Summer

POLS*326*01;ENVS*326*01;POLS*498*03
Environmental Policy Analysis;Environmental Policy Analysis;Political Sci Internsh Program

Fall

MBE*373*01;MBE*373*02;POLS*103*01;POLS*201*01;POLS*373*01;POLS*373*02;POLS*498*03
Conflict Management;Conflict Management;Global Realities;State & Local Politics & Govt;Conflict Management;Conflict Management;TU:Political Sci Internsh Prg