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Edward A. Gibbons III, PhD

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

287 Charles E. Coates Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Phone: (225) 578-0102

Mobile: (504) 312-1029

Fax: (225) 578-5755


Biographical Summary

Dr. Gibbons is a turn-around executive and executive coach with over 15 years of experience in operations management, performance & process improvement, and workforce development. He has worked in both the public sector and higher education.

After six years in the Marine Corps, he transitioned to the private sector focusing primarily on workforce and leadership development, C-level services, and corporate turnaround efforts. He is a consultant with Success Labs, a Louisiana based management consulting firm that offers guidance and training on leadership development, executive coaching, organizational development, and strategic & succession planning to companies across the country. He has collaborated with numerous Fortune 1000 companies such as CF Industries, Albemarle Corporation, and Axiall Corporation, successfully developing their management teams and high potential talent. For his most recent consulting assignment, he served as the President and COO for a Baton Rouge-based firm specializing in electrical apparatus and equipment distribution to the industrial, utility, and commercial sectors. 

Dr. Gibbons received a bachelor's 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 2016 he graduated with a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Leadership and Human Resource Development from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Gibbons is a member of the graduate faculty at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University and serves as an undergraduate instructor at Louisiana State University. He has taught courses in organizational theory, operations management, process improvement, strategic planning, international business, entrepreneurship, human resource development, and leadership. His current research focuses on the influence of selected demographic and perceptual factors on the extent of strategic planning in small businesses.


Bachelor’s Degree: Liberal Arts, Ohio State University, 2005

Master’s Degree: Business Administration, Tulane University, 2011 

PhD: Leadership and Human Resource Development, Louisiana State University, 2016

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