Tom Shippey is the Walter J. Ong Chair of Humanities at St. Louis University in Missouri. He has taught at both Oxford and Leeds universities, and served as president of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism. His professional research interests include Old English Arthurian and romance literature, medieval literature, and science fiction. He earned his degree from Cambridge University.
Tom Shippey has also been featured on the MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation "Maker of Middle-Earth." A short description of this Conversation is listed here.