A Professor of History and Humanities and former chair of the History Department at SFU, Dutton specializes in early medieval history.
Charlemagne's Courtier: The Complete Einhard. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1998.
The Poetry and Paintings of the First Bible of Charles the Bald, with Herbert L Kessler. Recentiores: Later Latin Texts and Contexts, general editor, James O'Donnell. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.
The Autograph of Eriugena, with Edouard Jeauneau, Autographa Medii Aevi, vol. 3, general editor Claudio Leonardi. Turnhout: Brepols, 1996.
Contributor: The Politics of Dreaming in the Carolingian Empire, Regents Studies in Medieval Culture, general editor Eugene Vance. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
Carolingian Civilization: A Reader. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1993.
The 'Glosae super Platonem' of Bernard of Chartres. Studies and Texts, vol. 107. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1991.
The Poetry and Painting of the First Bible of Charles the Bald (University of Michigan Press)
The Poetry and Painting of the First Bible of Charles the Bald (University of Michigan Press) by Paul Edward Dutton and Herbert L. Kessler is the first full-study of the medieval manuscript made at the monastery of Saint Martin in the 800s.