Thomas J. Gibbons, Ed.D.

Thomas J. Gibbons, Ed.D.

Associate Professor | Associate Provost
Professional Military & Graduate Education Effectiveness
Office of the Provost
(401) 841-4008
(401) 841-7375


Dr. Tom Gibbons, a retired Army Colonel, is currently the Associate Professor of Professional Military and Graduate Education Effectiveness working for the Associate Provost.  Prior to assuming this position, he was the Senior Army Advisor at the Naval War College and worked in the Joint Military Operations Department. Dr. Gibbons served on active duty in the US Army for 29 years.
He was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Officer and later attended flight training to become an Army Aviator. He was the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment (ATTACK) at Fort Drum, New York and also served as the Director of Personnel and Administration (J1) for the U.S. Pacific Command.
His teaching interests include leadership and ethics. His research interests include college honor codes, influences on ethical behavior, and assessment in higher education. He recently published a chapter “Honor codes and core values: Social policies that work” in Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the U.S. Armed Forces. Montgomery, AL.: Air University Press.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, a Master’s degree in Engineering Administration from The George Washington University, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Johnson & Wales University. He received the 2007 Clifton J. Boyle Dissertation of the Year Award from Johnson & Wales University for his dissertation “Relationship of College Honor Codes and Core Values to Unethical Behavior in the Military Workplace.” In 2011, he was recognized by Johnson & Wales University as an honoree of the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School for his support to their doctoral program.

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