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William Gibson

William Gibson

Professor of Political Science

Education

B.A., Arizona State University
M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School

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. 

This represents a sample of recent courses taught by this professor. For the most current course information, consult WebAdvisor "Search for Courses".

Spring

ENVS326*01 Environmental Policy Analysis

POLS326*01 Environmental Policy Analysis

POLS343*01 Public Administration

POLS343*02 Public Administration

POLS103*01 Global Realities

POLS326*02 HNRS:Envrmntl Policy Analysis


Summer

POLS326*01 Environmental Policy Analysis

ENVS326*01 Environmental Policy Analysis

POLS498*03 Political Sci Internsh Program


Fall

MBE373*01 Conflict Management

MBE373*02 Conflict Management

POLS103*01 Global Realities

POLS201*01 State & Local Politics & Govt

POLS373*01 Conflict Management

POLS373*02 Conflict Management

POLS498*03 TU:Political Sci Internsh Prg