Chère Campbell Gibson, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Middleton, WI
Nominee: Janet Poley
Dr. Chère Campbell Gibson was born in Canada where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from McGill University. She completed a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Extension Education and a Ph.D. in Continuing and Vocational Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she remained a product of the land grant university with outreach integrated into her work throughout her career. Currently she is professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she continues to work on education and distance education related outreach projects in the Schools of Education, Nursing, Veterinary Sciences and Medicine and Public Health.
With over 30 years of experience in teaching and research on learners and learning at a distance, Dr. Gibson has received campus teaching awards, national awards in both distance education outreach programming and the Wedemeyer Award for Excellence in Research related to distance education and was recently inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association’s Hall of Fame. An author of over 100 research articles and book chapters on teaching and learning at a distance, she also edited a book entitled Distance Learners in Higher Education: Institutional Responses for Quality Outcomes.