John C. Tibbetts is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film & Media Studies at the
Kansas, where he teaches courses in film history, media studies, and theory and aesthetics.
He is an author, educator, broadcaster, as well as an artist and pianist.
He holds a Ph.D. from the
Kansas in Multi-Disciplinary Studies (Art History, Theater, Photography and Film).
As a broadcaster and journalist and scholar he has hosted his own television show in Kansas City, Missouri; worked as a news reporter/ commentator for CBS Television (KCTV) and National Public Radio; produced classical music programming for KXTR-FM radio; written (and illustrated) ten books, more than 200 articles, and several short stories.
His most recent books are The Gothic Imagination
(Palgrave Mcmillan, 2011), Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography
(2005, Yale University Press), Schumann: A Chorus of Voices
(2010, Amadeus Press), and the three-volume American Classic Screen
(Scarecrow Press, 2010).
His current radio series are The World of Robert Schumann
(currently being broadcast worldwide on the WFMT Radio Network) and Piano Portraits.
Among his recent awards is the 2008 Kansas Governor's Arts Award
He has just returned from a sabbatical research trip to Australia (Fall 2012), where he researched Australian film history and, in particular, the works of filmmaker Peter Weir for a forthcoming book.