The Kenyon College Board of Trustees in its fall meeting promoted one faculty member to full professor, effective July 1, 2017:
Tim Spiekerman, professor of political science
B.A. Carleton College, M.A. and Ph.D. University of Chicago
Tim Spiekerman came to Kenyon College as a Bradley Post-Doctoral Fellow in 1996 and has taught in both the Department of Political Science and the Interdisciplinary Program in Humane Studies (IPHS).
In addition to teaching the introductory course, “The Quest for Justice,” Spiekerman teaches courses in political theory and politics and literature for the Department of Political Science. He is the author of Shakespeare's Political Realism and has published articles such as “The Making of a Politician: Shakespeare’s Prince Hal at Work and Play” and “The Inevitable Monarchy: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.”
Provost Joseph Klesner said, "Tim is one of the most renowned seminar leaders on campus. Using his wry sense of humor and inviting students to enter the conversation by relating their own personal experiences, Tim builds the class discussion to yield deeper and deeper insights on theses as important as the nature of community and the obligations of the individual to the larger society."