Timothy D. Crowley received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in English with a minor in Spanish. While earning M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, he also enrolled in research seminars and conducted individual research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
Crowley specializes in Renaissance literature, both English and continental, and his teaching also encompasses classical and medieval European literature. His research focuses primarily on English authors' creative engagement with ancient Roman literature and with sixteenth-century continental literature. Amidst these lines of investigation, he analyzes political and religious contexts, as well as matters of textual transmission and book history. He has conducted research at various archives in England, Spain and the United States. In addition to the current book project, entitled Sidney's Arcadia and Spanish Chivalric Romance: Feigned Histories of Secret Marriage, he continues to build upon published work on Christopher Marlowe and the classical tradition.