Thomas Hibbs is currently Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University, where he oversees a number of interdisciplinary programs. With degrees from the University of Dallas and the University of Notre Dame, Hibbs taught at Boston College for thirteen years, where he was full professor and department chair in philosophy.
Hibbs has written two scholarly books on Aquinas, including Dialectic and Narrative in Aquinas: An Interpretation of the Summa Contra Gentiles, and a book on popular culture, entitled Shows About Nothing. He has two books forthcoming: Aquinas, Ethics, and the Philosophy of Religion: Metaphysics and Practice (Indiana University Press) and Arts of Darkness: American Noir and The Lost Code of Redemption (Spence Publications). Hibbs has written on film, culture, and higher education in Books and Culture, Christianity Today, New Atlantis, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, The Weekly Standard, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, for which his latest piece is a study of the ethical implications of the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Called upon regularly to comment on film and popular culture, Hibbs has made more than 100 appearances on radio, including nationally syndicated NPR shows “The Connection,” “On the Media,” and “All Things Considered,” as well as local NPR stations in Boston, MA, Ann Arbor, MI, Dallas, TX, and Rochester, NY.