Todd Gilman, PhD
Dr. Todd Gilman holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. He has taught a variety of humanities and writing courses for the University of Toronto, Boston University, and MIT; and journalism courses online for UMassAmherst. Since 2004 he has taught graduate courses in library and information science online for San Jose State University’s iSchool and Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science. Since 2001 he has served full-time as Librarian for Literature in English at Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library, where he builds humanities collections and helps students and faculty discover and navigate Yale’s library resources.
Dr. Gilman has published a variety of peer-reviewed articles in standard academic journals in the fields of literature, theatre, music history and musicology, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies, and library and information science. He has also published journalistic articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education. He recently published a biography of the pre-eminent native-born English composer and musician of the eighteenth-century London stage, The Theatre Career of Thomas Arne (University of Delaware Press, 2013).
He serves on the board of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and is Treasurer for The Johnsonians, an American society devoted to the eighteenth-century English lexicographer and man of letters, Dr. Samuel Johnson.