Thomas S. Hibbs
Thomas S. Hibbs is the dean of the honors college and distinguished professor of philosophy at Baylor University.
Hibbs studied at the University of Dallas and the University of Notre Dame. He taught at Thomas Aquinas College and Boston College, thus being on the faculty of one of the most conservative and one of the most liberal Catholic colleges in the United States. Hibbs taught at Boston College (BC) for 13 years, where he was full professor and department chair in philosophy.Hibbs is now a professor at Baylor University where he has taught medieval philosophy, contemporary ethics and interdisciplinary courses. Hibbs also attended DeMatha Catholic High School and returned to deliver the commencement speech in 2008.
Hibbs has written many reviews that explore the issues of philosophy in popular culture as well as the inherently anti-popular nature of much high-brow culture, meaning that if something becomes popular it is assumed to not be good. Many of these reviews have been published in National Review and the Dallas Morning News. He has also made many presentations on the need for education to focus on the deeper issues of human goals and not just building resumes, and for a university that lives up to the unified and universal at the root of the word.
He also has written on film, culture, books and higher education in Books & Culture, Christianity Today, First Things, The New Atlantis, The Dallas Morning News, The National Review, The Weekly Standard, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.