Kevin Dunn earned his Ph.D. in Renaissance studies from Yale University. Since joining Tufts, he has served as the dean of academic affairs and dean of the College of Special Studies. Currently he is the vice provost of the University. He has published writing on a variety of topics in Renaissance poetry, prose and drama, and Biblical literature. His present book project, entitled Figures of Speech: The Representation of Counsel in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, studies the intersection of drama and politics in Renaissance England.