Ph.D., University of Toronto, Philosophy of Education
M.A., University of Toronto, Philosophy of Education
B.A., 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
Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science (tenure-track), University of Missouri, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT)
Assistant Professor of Information (status appointment), University of Toronto, Faculty of Information
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
Thesis Supervisor (contract appointment), University of Guelph, School of English and Theatre Studies Program in Media Studies, cross-appointed to the Department of Philosophy
Lecturer (Adjunct), University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Theory and Policy Studies
Lecturer, (Adjunct), University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, McLuhan Centre in Culture and Technology
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of History and Philosophy
AWARDS, HONORS, AND FELLOWSHIPS
Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Senior Fellow, McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto.
Visiting Fellow, University of Michigan, Departments of Classics and History.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 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)
Founding Editor, MediaTropes (MT, a peer-reviewed journal of media and cultural studies), University of Toronto, www.MediaTropes.com
Editorial Board Member, Explorations in Media Ecology (EME, an international journal of media and media environments), Fordham University
Murray, S.J., Chau, J., & Gibson, T. (2016). Intelligence and war. [Special Issue]. MediaTropes VI(2), i-xiv.
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.
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.
Gibson, T. & Lipton, M. (2014). Research, write, create: Connecting scholarship and digital media. Toronto; New York; London: Oxford University Press.
Gibson, T. (2014). Website (peer-reviewed and hosted on the Oxford University Press site). Connecting scholarship and digital media. Toronto, New York, London: Oxford University Press, under separate contract.
Gibson, T. (2012). On the interface: Between media cultures and worlds. In Sara van den Berg (Ed.), Walter J. Ong Centenary Forum. [Special Issue]. Journal of Religion and Literature 44(2), 179-188.
Gibson, T.G. (2011). Tradition into text: Plato’s dialogues, the literate revolution, and the foundations of media theory. International Journal of McLuhan Studies, 1, 74-88; [Awarded ‘Best Paper at Conference’]. Also published in Matteo Clastellardi, Cristina Miranda de Almeida, and Carlos A. Scolari (Eds.), Understanding Media Today. Barcelona, Spain: Universitat Oberta Catalunya Press, 32-44.
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.