As Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduates, Dr. Gibson serves as a key partner to Dean Gorman in guiding the undergraduate experience through both curricular and non-curricular components, with particular emphasis on student life in the residential colleges. Dr. Gibson came to Rice in 1996, after completing his doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches courses in exercise physiology and preventative medicine for the Department of Kinesiology and is a three time winner of the George R. Brown Awards for teaching. He received the Student Associate Mentor Award in 2009 and the Centennial Star Award in 2012, and he was recognized by the Board of Trustees for dedication and contributions to Rice University in 2018. He and his wife, Alana, served as Resident Associates of Sid Richardson College (1996-2004) and Martel College (2004-2011) as well as Head Resident Fellows of McMurtry College (2014-2021).
Dr. Gibson oversees the following departments: