Dr. Rachael Gibson

Consultant, AASECT Certified Sex Educator, AB Global

Rachael E. Gibson, PhD, MPH, MS, MEd (she/her/ella) is an AASECT Certified Sex Educator based in Brooklyn, Cape Town, and Miami. Dr. G has taught comprehensive health and sexuality education all over the world. She has over 20 years of experience in the health and sexuality education field and is currently the chair of the SHAPE America National Health Education Council. Previously, Dr. Gibson was the Senior Program Manager of AMAZE Education and an Instructional Coach and Content Specialist in the NYC Department of Education, Office of School Wellness Programs. Dr. G also spent 17 years as a secondary health education teacher in California and New York, USA. In addition, she is an adjunct professor in Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies and at Wright State University, both in the US, and has a continued research partnership at the University of Western Cape in South Africa. Dr. Gibson's research examines the interactions between teacher and learner identities. Her most current work titled Learner experiences of teacher gender: Associations among gender and comfort in the sexuality education classroom, offers recommendation for pre- and in-service teacher training that includes strategies for meeting the perceptions of students in affective and culturally responsive ways. Dr. Gibson holds a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Arizona, an MPH from California State University, Long Beach, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the City College of New York, and a MEd and PhD from Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies. In her free time, she is an avid hiker, dancer, and traveler.