Timothy Beal is the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion at Case Western Reserve University and Director of h.lab, which approaches the human-tech interface by empowering humanities scholars and students to experiment with and critically reflect on new and emerging computational tools and methods.
Tim has published fifteen books, most recently The Book of Revelation: A Biography, for which he won a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has written popular essays on religion, Bible, media, and culture for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN.com, The Christian Century, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. Interviews with him have appeared on Crooked Media’s Unholier than Thou, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Bob Edwards Show, WBUR’s On Point, and Interfaith Voices.
Tim was born in Hood River, Oregon and grew up near Anchorage, Alaska. He now commutes between Cleveland, Ohio, where he works, and Denver, Colorado, where he lives with his wife, Clover Reuter Beal, a Presbyterian minister, and skis whenever possible. Tim and Clover have two grown kids, Sophie and Seth.