Dr. William Gribbin has provided more than 20 years of service as Liberty's NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). He is responsible for verifying eligibility of the student-athletes and acts as a liaison between the academic and athletic communities.
An ex-officio member of the Faculty Senate Athletic Committee, Gribbin also chaired the steering committee of Liberty's self-study for NCAA certification. He is a past member of the Big South Conference's Compliance Committee.
He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in English Education and returned to Edinboro to earn his master's degree in English Education in 1971. Gribbin earned a Ph.D. in education administration from The Pennsylvania State University in 1977.
Gribbin served as the Dean of Liberty's School of Communications for more than 25 years, and has taught English since arriving at Liberty in 1980. He currently teaches composition and literature, the English methods course, a graduate course in teaching composition and supervises student teachers. He holds membership with the National Council of Teachers of English and the Virginia Association of Teachers of English. He has served as an NCATE reviewer and also as an outside reader for English Journal.
Gribbin, who has three children and six grandchildren, currently resides in Forest, Va.