Born in nearby Newark, Ohio and raised in the northlands, in Bay City, Michigan, Tim Shutt is the grandson of a Kenyon graduate ('23). He was educated at the Hotchkiss School, at Yale and at the University of Virginia, where he studied as a duPont Fellow and later as a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow.

Since 1986, Shutt has taught medieval and Renaissance literature in the Kenyon Department of English and more broadly — from antiquity to the twentieth century and beyond — in the Integrated Program in Humane Studies (IPHS). He has been honored with the Trustee Award for Distinguished Teaching and, on five occasions, with the Senior Cup, presented to the community member who in the judgment of the senior class has contributed most to Kenyon.

Shutt has served as faculty secretary and as chair of the faculty and has long worked with the Kenyon athletic program as an NCAA faculty representative. He offers regular nature talks at the Brown Family Environmental Center and he has spoken on behalf of the College at alumnae/i events nationwide.


1984 — Doctor of Philosophy from Univ Virginia

1978 — Master of Arts from Univ Virginia

1972 — Bachelor of Arts from Yale University