About the Keynote
About the Keynote Speaker
Originally an adjunct instructor of English at the University of Louisville in the 1980’s, Tim Roberts returned to teaching in 2015 after spending about 25 years as a technical writer and instructional media developer. Tim is now a Senior Lecturer and Dual-Credit Instructor at the University of Louisville, where he teaches first-year composition courses along with Business Writing and Scientific and Technical Writing. In addition, he teaches the first-year writing courses in the University of Louisville’s dual-credit program at Butler Traditional High School. Tim is also an adjunct instructor of English at Bellarmine University and previously spent a few semesters as an adjunct with Indiana University Southeast. Tim holds a B.A. in Radio-Television and English and an M.A. in English from Morehead State University.
Remember the book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten? At the 2022 Adjunct Faculty Scholars Conference, University of Louisville Professor Tim Roberts will share his twist on this classic work in his keynote, “All I Really Need to Know about Teaching Well, I Learned by Reading Comic Books!” Roberts isn't alone in his outside-the-box approach to knowledge acquisition; in his essay "Hidden Intellectualism," Dr. Gerald Graff asserts his own intellectual skills were developed by reading sports magazines and novels, which he calls "intellectualism by other means." In this keynote presentation, Roberts will discuss their parallel experiences in learning through unconventional means, share his top lessons learned from comics, detail how he uses these lessons in his classroom, and present strategies that you can use to assist your students in transferring their abilities and passion about personal interests to more traditional academic applications.