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

DH Graduate Certificate

education

Ph.D., University of Toronto, Philosophy of Education

M.A., University of Toronto, Philosophy of Education

B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, Philosophy and Religious Studies

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

information, media, communication, and digital humanities; ancient philosophy (especially Plato) and comparative religion; philosophy of technology (ethics, education); orality and literacy studies; history and philosophy of the book, libraries, archives, and museums

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2012-present

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science (tenure-track), University of Missouri, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT)

2012-2018

Assistant Professor of Information (status appointment), University of Toronto, Faculty of Information

2007-2012

Assistant Professor of Culture and Technology (contract appointment), University of Toronto, Faculty of Information; cross-appointed to the University of St. Michael’s College Program in Book History and Media Studies

2006-2012

Thesis Supervisor (contract appointment), University of Guelph, School of English and Theatre Studies, Program in Media Studies, cross-appointed to the Department of Philosophy

2005

Lecturer (Adjunct), University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Theory and Policy Studies

2004-2007

Lecturer, (Adjunct), University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, McLuhan Centre in Culture and Technology

1995-1996

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of History and Philosophy

AWARDS, HONORS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

2010-2012

Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

2002-2007

Senior Fellow, McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto.

2001-2002

Visiting Fellow, University of Michigan, Departments of Classics and History.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Full Scholarship, University of Toronto

University of Toronto Award for Distinguished Achievement in Philosophy and Religion

Lindon Clarke Harvey Prize in Philosophy, Victoria College, University of Toronto

Marian Edith Binning Scholarship, Victoria College, University of Toronto

EDITORIAL POSITIONS (SELECTED)

2016-present

Editorial Board Member, Open Information Science. De Gruyter Open Berlin, Germany.

2009-present

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Ethics in Digital Research (formerly the International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education), IGI Global.

2005-present

Founding Co-Editor, MediaTropes (MT, a peer-reviewed journal of media and cultural studies), University of Toronto, www.MediaTropes.com

2004-present

Editorial Board Member, Explorations in Media Ecology (EME, an international journal of media and media environments), Fordham University

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2019

Gibson, T. (in press, 2019). Digital humanities, libraries, and collaborative research: New Technologies for digital textual studies. College and Undergraduate Libraries.

2018

Gibson, T., Murray, S.J., Erdelez, S., Disney, B., & Greenspan, B. (2018). Digital humanities, libraries, and crowdsourcing: Foundations of digital textual technologies. Building and Sustaining an Ethical Future with Emerging Technology. In Proceedings of the 81 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 55(1), 808-811.

2016

Murray, S.J., Chau, J., & Gibson, T. (2016). Intelligence and war. [Special Issue]. MediaTropes VI(2), i-xiv.

2016

Gibson, T. (2016). Between orality and literacy: Plato’s hybrid medium and the foundations of media theory. In Norm Friesen (Ed.), Transatlantic Developments in Media and Communication Studies. Berne, Switzerland: Springer.

2015

Erdelez, S., Howarth, L., & Gibson, T. (2015). How can information science contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease research? In Proceedings of the 78 Annual Meeting of The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 52(1), 1-4.

2015

Gibson, T. (2015). Website (peer-reviewed and under separate contract; hosted on the Oxford University Press site). Connecting scholarship and digital media. Toronto, New York, London: Oxford University Press.

2014

Gibson, T. & Lipton, M. (2014). Research, write, create: Connecting scholarship and digital media. Toronto; New York; London: Oxford University Press.

2014

Meszaros, C., Gibson, T., & Carter, J.  (2014). Interpretation and the art museum: Between the familiar and the unfamiliar. In Juliette Fritsch (Ed.), Museum gallery interpretation and material culture (pp. 43-65). London and New York: Routledge / Taylor & Francis.

2013

Gibson, T. (2013). Information. In M. Danesi (Ed.), Media and communications. (pp. 349-354). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2012

Gibson, T. (2012). On the interface: Between media cultures and worlds. In S. van den Berg (Ed.), Walter J. Ong Centenary Forum. [Special Issue]. Journal of Religion and Literature 44(2), 179-188.

2011

Gibson, T.G. (2011). Tradition and text: Plato’s dialogues, the literate revolution, and the foundations of media theory. International Journal of McLuhan Studies, 1, 74-88.

2011

Gibson, T. (2011). Tradition into text: Plato and the literate revolution. In M. Ciastellardi, C. Miranda de Almeida, and C.A. Scolari (Eds.). McLuhan galaxy: Understanding media, today. Conference Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Oberta Catalunya Press, 32-44. [“Best Paper Award”].

2011

Murray, S.J., & Gibson, T. (2011). Unknown knowers: Mediating knowledge in the “global village. In E. Malewski, & N. Jaramillo (Eds.), Epistemologies of ignorance in education (Chapter 10). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

2010

Gibson, T. (2010). The fisher: Repetition and sequence in Plato’s Sophist, Statesman, and Ion. [Special Issue]. Plato and Platonism: The Constitution of a Tradition. The McNeese Review, 48, 82-109.

RECENT CONFERENCES (PEER-REVIEWED)

Gibson, T. (2017, June 9-12). Ancient technologies of representation: The Greek Key Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for the study of patterns of argument in classical and biblical texts. Technologies of the Book. International Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). University of Victoria, Canada.

Gibson, T. (2016, October 25). On Plato’s forms: The ideas and intellectual legacy of E.A. Havelock. Keynote, plenary panel. The Toronto School of Communication: Then | Now | Next. International conference, iSchool, University of Toronto.