Bibbs is recent graduate of Erikson’s doctoral program and a highly experienced licensed clinical social worker. Her research interests focus on the normative positive development of children of color and immigrant children. She is especially concerned with middle childhood, the socialization of girls, children’s emotions, and the development of situated moral reasoning.

Bibbs has more than 17 years of experience as a clinical social worker, including at the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago as a senior child and family therapist. Since 2006, she has worked at Erikson as an adjunct professor, student adviser, and director of Erikson’s Illinois State Board of Education Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, among other projects. Bibbs also was a member of the planning group that developed Erikson’s M.S.W. program. She is a fellow in the Spencer Foundation’s Philosophy of Education Institute.

Bibbs earned her M.S.W. from Jane Addams College of Social Work.


  • M.S.W., Jane Addams College of Social Work