Gibbs, Shirlee

Shirlee Gibbs

  • Professor of Education, Mission Valley Regional Center
  • Program Director, MA in Special Education
  • Phone: 619-563-2852


  • Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 1986
  • M. ED. in Special Education, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1975
  • B. S. in Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1972


2004-present: Point Loma Nazarene University

  • Program Diector, Special Education
  • Professor of Education
  • Action Research Advisor
  • Special Education Intern Program

1985-1986: Northern Arizona University

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Consultant for Reservation School Programs

1984-2000: Point Loma Nazarene University

  • Adjunct Instructor

1986 - 2001: Special Education Administrator

1972-1986: Special Education Teacher


Strengths Quest:

Connectedness, Developer, Input, Intellection, Ideation


Credentials Earned:

  • Multiple-Subjects K-8
  • Severe Disabilities K-12
  • Learning Handicapped K-12
  • Resource Specialist Certificate of Competence K-12
  • Administrative Services Credential


Courses Taught:

  • EDU 650 Assessment and Services for Students with Disabilities
  • GED 622 Advanced Assessment and Behavioral Analysis
  • GED 659 Independent Studies in Special Education




Understanding Behavior, Anger, and Choices

The Effects of Gratitude on Students with  Behavior Challenges

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Strategies for Students with Behavior Challenges



"Reading Comprehension Strategy Development Among At-Risk Community College Students", chair Dr. Ray Hagelberg (deceased), Northern Arizona University, 1986.


Peer Reviewed Research Presentations:

"The Co-Teaching Instructional Delivery Model". Teacher Education Division Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children in San Diego, CA., 2006.


The Rock Academy, consultant for development of a program to serve students with special needs. 2008-2009.


Railsback, G., Swezey, J., Campbell, C., Croy, K., & Gibbs, S. (2008). Faculty satisfaction at private religious colleges. Private School Monitor 29(2), 1-18.