Raynie Gibbs, M.A.
Integrative Studies - Faculty
Raynie Gibbs is an Adjunct Instructor for the Integrative Studies department at Texas Tech. Mrs. Gibbs earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech in 2000 and a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2003.
She worked as a high school Physics and Chemistry teacher and counselor in Midland, TX, and as a counselor and parent educator at Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center in Odessa, TX before beginning her career in higher education. Mrs. Gibbs then worked for Odessa College for ten years in various capacities, including personal and career counseling, academic and cultural advising, research committee work, and service as an instructor in the psychology department. She particularly enjoyed her work on the Quality Enhancement Plan at Odessa College, Gaining Essential Math Skills (GEMS), in developing an integrative plan of action to create a higher success rate for college students in developmental math education. She worked to research many possible solutions for low success rates, including proficient advising, testing, instruction, tutoring, and fast paced semesters to develop an integrative solution for delivering the courses to students. In her teaching tenure, Mrs. Gibbs has utilized a variety of delivery methods to instruct many different student populations. This uniquely qualifies her to teach online courses to nontraditional and distance students. Mrs. Gibbs has also worked as a contributing editor on collegiate psychology textbooks for John Wiley & Sons, publishers. In addition to her work in higher education, she serves as Director of the Preschool Ministry at Victory Life Church.
Outside of work you can find her spending time with her husband of thirteen years and their three very active sons. Together they enjoy traveling, reading, Texas Tech football, Texas Rangers baseball, movies, and a rousing game of Chutes and Ladders.