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

education

2000

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

1993

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

1990

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

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-present

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.

1993-1994

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Scholarship, University of Toronto

1990

University of Toronto Award for Distinguished Achievement in Philosophy and Religion

1990

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

1990

Marian Edith Binning Scholarship, Victoria College, University of Toronto

EDITORIAL POSITIONS (SELECTED)

2005-present

Founding 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

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.