Bibbs currently works on several Herr Research Center projects, including the Evaluation of a Professional Development Program for Support Staff Working with Home-Based Child Care Providers and Austin Community Early Learning Partnership Needs Assessment. Previously, she was a director of the ISBE mental health consultation project and worked on the Family Child Care Network Impact Study. She also teaches the Family and Culture course in Erikson’s graduate degree sequence. Bibbs has 15 years experience working with children and families in community-based mental health settings and schools. She has also worked on evaluation projects focused on services to girls and women and been involved in grassroots domestic violence intervention programs. Bibbs earned her M.S.W. from Jane Addams College of Social Work and is a doctoral candidate in Loyola University Chicago’s and Erikson’s joint child development program.


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