Melissa Gibson
Melissa Gibson, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 113H

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-1421
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

Educational Policy and Leadership

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison, Curriculum & Instruction | Education Policy Studies
  • M.A.T., Dominican University
  • B.A., Harvard University, Women's Studies

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Social Studies Methods
  • Middle/Secondary Social Studies Methods

Research Interests

  • Justice-oriented pedagogy
  • Democratic and multicultural-social studies education
  • Community work for educational justice
  • Urban school reform

Recent Publications


Gibson, M. Beyond chapter one. In Agarwal-Ragnath, R., Dover, A., & Henning, N. (Eds.), Social studies for social justice in the Common Core era: Letters to new teachers. New York: Teachers College Press.

Gibson, M., & Grant, C. (in press). The language of justice: A human rights framework & justice-oriented teaching. In Bajaj, M. (Ed.), Global Perspectives on Human Rights Education. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.


Gibson, M., & Grant, C. Toward a ‘paideia of the soul’: Education to enrich America’s multicultural democracy. Intercultural Education, 23(4), 313-324.


Gibson, M. Are we ‘reading the world’? A review of multicultural literature on globalization. Multicultural Perspectives, 12(3), 129-137.

Additional Information

Read more about Dr. Gibson on our blog, The Marquette Educator!