Beth Gibbs, Associate Professor of Music Education, joined the faculty at Grand Valley State University in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in music education at The Pennsylvania State University. She obtained her M.M.E. at the Hartt School of Music Dance and Theater, University of Hartford, and her B.S. in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Gibbs teaches courses in elementary music methods and music for the classroom teacher. She also supervises music education students during their teacher assisting and student teaching semesters.
Prior to her appointment at GVSU, Dr. Gibbs held teaching positions at The Pennsylvania State University and the State College Friends School in State College, PA, as well as the Red Lion Area Junior High School in Red Lion, PA. Her professional interests include research into effective music teaching practices as well as music teaching and learning interactions. Dr. Gibbs has presented her research at state, regional, and national music education conferences. Her professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education and the Society for Research in Music Education.