Edward A. Gibbons III, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Professional Practice
School of Leadership & Human Resource Development


287 Charles E. Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Doctorate of Philosophy
Leadership and Human Resource Development
Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA; 2016

Master of Science
Leadership and Human Resource Development
Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA; 2015

Master of Business Administration
Business Administration
Tulane University; New Orleans, LA; 2011

Bachelor of Arts
Liberal Arts
The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH; 2005

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Gibbons is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice, organizational development consultant, and executive coach with over 15 years of experience in operations management, performance & process improvement, and workforce development. He has worked in both the private sector and higher education. 

After six years in the U.S. Marine Corps, he transitioned to the private sector focusing primarily on workforce and leadership development, C-level services, and corporate turnaround efforts. Dr. Gibbons is a professor at Louisiana State University where he instructs undergraduate courses in Human Resource Development, for the School Leadership and Human Resource Development, and Master of Business Administration courses in Organizational Behavior for the E.J. Ourso College of Business. Additionally, he is a consultant with Success Labs, a Louisiana based management consulting firm that offers guidance on leadership development, executive coaching, organizational development, and strategic & succession planning to companies positioned in the industrial sector. He has collaborated with numerous Fortune 500 & 1000 companies such as Fluor Federal Petroleum, CF Industries, Genesis Energy, Albemarle Corporation, and Axiall Corporation, successfully developing their leadership teams and high potential talent. 

For his most recent assignment, Dr. Gibbons served as a turn-around executive and interim COO to a Baton Rouge-based firm specializing in electrical apparatus and equipment distribution to the industrial, utility, and commercial sectors. 

He received a Bachelor degree from The Ohio State University in 2005 and graduated with an MBA from Tulane University in 2011 where he briefly studied abroad in Shanghai, China. In 2015, he graduated with a Master of Science in Workforce Development and a PhD in Human Resource and Organizational Development from LSU in 2016.