Gibbons earned a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she wrote a dissertation titled "The Limits of the Body in Victorian Illustration: Arthur Hughes and Frederick Sandys." Her recent publications include essays on illustrator Jessie Marion King, painter Evelyn De Morgan, and painter/illustrator Arthur Hughes.
Gibbons comes to UNT with impressive teaching experience. Since 2018, she has been a visiting assistant professor at the Department of History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., where she taught the history of communication design. She also held a position as a Drawing Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Morgan Library and Museum and has worked at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Kempner Gallery, Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dr. Gibbons is active in digital art history and is currently the digital art history editor for "Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide."