Dr. Timothy Wilt


Dr. Timothy Wilt
Room 302, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, Michigan State University (1988)
  • MA, University of Texas at Arlington (1980)
  • BA, Houghton College (1975)

Areas of Expertise

  • Stylistics
  • Composition
  • Textlinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics


Before coming to MTSU (Fall, 2006), Dr. Wilt worked many years as a translation consultant, with duties including being chief editor of a translation journal, teaching seminars, and training translators working in dozens of different languages. His academic interests include stylistics (especially biblical Hebrew and modern English literature), composition, grammar, textlinguistics, and sociolinguistics, as well as translation.


  • Wilt , Timothy, ed. Bible Translation: Frames of Reference . Manchester. Routledge, 2003.
  • ___ (with Ernst Wendland). Scripture Frames and Framing: A Workbook for Bible Translators. Stellenbosch: University Press, 2008.