Lance L. O. Gibbs Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Lance Gibbs

Office Location

100C Payson Smith Hall, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2018

By appointment



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University 2015
  • M.A. Sociology, Bowling Green State University 2010
  • M.Sc. Sociology, University of West Indies (Mona) 2004
  • B.Sc. Sociology, University of the West Indies 2000

Research Interests

My current research interests focus broadly on the family.  I am particularly interested in father involvement among West Indian immigrant fathers. A previous project focused on the meanings of father involvement among West Indian immigrant men across various sites in the United States.  Findings indicated that fathering was viewed as a holistic practice and that fathering was also to be engaged in for the lifespan of the father and child.  Another project examined issues that may hinder West Indian immigrant fathers from being involved and how social work practitioners and programs could help to assuage these issues.  Responses showed that West Indian fathers view going to school and work, and the type of intimate relationship they are engaged in as possible hindrances to being involved.