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Janelle Gibson

Janelle Gibson

Senior Lecturer
MSW, Saint Louis University
  • Research Interests:

  • Strengthening nonprofit operations
  • Policies and programs serving women and girls
  • Outreach to children of incarcerated parents
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Janelle Gibson

Janelle Barker Gibson's career reflects 18 years of work in human services and healthcare. At the Brown School, she serves as lead instructor for “Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities,” and she teaches additional courses including “Social, Economic and Political Environments.”

Prior to becoming a senior lecturer, Gibson was an adjunct professor at the Brown School since 2009. She has been recognized twice for excellence in teaching. Gibson has also lectured at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, on behalf of the Brown School, on the topic of nonprofit management and social entrepreneurism. Gibson has also served as a professional development instructor for the Brown School across a range of management topics.

Before joining Washington University, Gibson served as a development professional as well as a longtime community volunteer and board member with organizations in St. Louis and Seattle. Her experience in healthcare focused on sales and marketing for pharmaceutical and information technology companies to promote treatment modalities for management of chronic diseases. Gibson has also practiced as a government relations specialist, serving as a lobbyist in the Missouri and Illinois legislatures. Since 2007 she has provided management consulting services for nonprofits throughout St. Louis.

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