School of Information Science &
Learning Technologies
221K Townsend Hall
Columbia MO 65211-2400

Phone: (573) 882-5981
Fax: (573) 884 4944
gibsontg@missouri.edu

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School of Information Science &
Learning Technologies
221K Townsend Hall
Columbia MO 65211-2400

Phone: (573) 882-5981
Fax: (573) 884 4944
gibsontg@missouri.edu

about Twyla Gibson

I am Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science

I am a humanities-focused Media Studies scholar working in the profession of Library and Information Science, where I specialize in foundations, digital humanities, history of books and media, and ethics and values.

The overall goal of my interdisciplinary research, centered in Plato and the comparative study of source texts of world cultures, is to develop new digital technologies and techniques for the analysis of ancient texts and manuscripts. In an interdisciplinary context, all facets of my research may be capsulized as: “historical and philosophical foundations of communication and information media and technologies.”

I am Director of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities at the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies and the Digital Humanities Commons @ The Allen Institute at University of Missouri.

I teach the core Foundations course in the Master’s of Library and Information Science degree and elective courses in the MLIS and PhD degrees.

7305 Foundations of LIS
9439 Digital Humanities and Information
9423 Ethics and Information
9443 History of Books and Media

I have a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Education and a joint-specialist Honors B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Toronto. I pursued postdoctoral research in the History and Classics Departments at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.