Jonathan Tazewell has been teaching at Kenyon since 1997, but it was not the first time he had come to the Hill. He is a 1984 graduate of the College, having majored in chemistry. Two years after his graduation, he returned to work for the Kenyon admissions office. Tazewell earned his master of fine arts degree from California Institute of the Arts in directing for theater, video, and cinema in 1994. Tazewell continues to pursue his work as an actor, director, and writer. His productions include work with the Arden Theater Company and Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, Contemporary American Theatre Company and Red Herring Theater in Columbus, and several independent films, in addition to his continued acting and directing on Kenyon's Bolton and Hill stages. Tazewell is the former chair of the Department of Dance and Drama.
Film/video production and history, African American theater
1995 — Master of Fine Arts from California Institute Arts
1984 — Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College