M.A. English, University of Missouri--Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, May 1992.
M.A. Library & Information Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, May 1987.
B.A. (with Honors) in English and Philosophy, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, May 1980.
Tom Peters has been an academic librarian for 30 years – in the Midwest and the Ozarks -- including 8 years as a “rogue” librarian. Since 2012 he has served as Dean of Library Services at Missouri State University in Springfield.
His current research interests focus on the history and culture of the Ozarks. His biography of John T. Woodruff was published in July 2016 (Pie Supper Press). He’s now researching a book about the rise of KWTO AM radio in the Thirties, the Korn’s-A-Krackin’ hillbilly radio variety show in the Forties, and the Ozark Jubilee nationally broadcast live television program in the Fifties.