William Gibson Ph.D.



Dr. Gibson is married to his best friend and is the proud father of two wonderful children, Tim (31) and Katherine (27), six rescued dogs, two rescued cats, and twenty-five chickens.  He resides deep in the woods on a beautiful pristine island in the Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington.  Dr. Gibson is a full-time associate professor of psychology at UMass Global University as well as program director of the MFT program at five of UMass Global's Washington state campuses and the online campus.  He has been at University of Massachusetts Global more than 10 years. He is active in faculty leadership as well as multiple professional roles in the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association, and multiple local community service organizations.  He shares that he loves every aspect of his work....especially his students!



  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy


Ph.D. in Psychology

Capella University

Dissertation:“The Lived Experience of a Parent following the Sudden Traumatic and Unexpected Death of a Child”

M.S. Counseling Psychology

California State University, Los Angeles

B.A. Sociology/English

California State University, Northridge

Scholarly Activities

American Psychological Association, Present, Executive Council, Multiple Committees

Member, Council of Representatives, Western Psychological Association

Member, Board of Directors, Bainbridge (WA) Youth Services

Professional Experiences

Lead Faculty

Kaplan University

Graduate School of Psychology Comprehensive Exams.

Director of Psychological Services / Professor of Psychology

Alamo Community College District

Designed and created student psychological counseling services for colleges.


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