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writer , Humanities educator

Timothy Baker Shutt, American humanities educator, writer. Named All-American in Swimming, NHSSCA, 1968, Texas State High School Water-Polo Coach of Year; recipient Art Adamson award, 1976; fellow, Mellon Foundation, 1984-1986; grantee, Tellluride Fund, 1997.


Shutt, Timothy Baker was born on June 23, 1950 in Newark. Son of Richard Jack and Gratia Lucy Baker Shutt.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1972. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1984.


Instructor in english and history St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, 1973—1976, head swimming coach, 1973—1976. Assistant distance swimming coach University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1980—1983, fellow, 1984—1986. Assistant professor English integrated program in humane studies Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1986—1994, associate professor of English integrated program in humane studies, 1994—2005, professor humane studies, since 2005, diving coach, since 2009, director, integrated program in humane studies, since 2008.

Announcer National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, 1986—2009. Consultant and evaluator: faculty development Denison University, Granville, Ohio, since 1992, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, since 2004, Hotchkiss School, Lakesville, Connecticut, since 2006. Faculty assistant to president and provost Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1997—1998.



  • Other Interests

    Reading, birding, astronomy, art, swimming.


Married Leslie Lynn Moran, October 29, 1982. Children: Whitt Talmadge Hanshaw, Doub Gil-Kelly Hanshaw, Pruitt Streeter Baker.

Richard Jack

Gratia Lucy Baker Shutt

Leslie Lynn Moran

Whitt Talmadge Hanshaw Shutt

Doub Gil-Kelly Hanshaw Shutt

Pruitt Streeter Baker Shutt