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Tim Roberts


Tim Roberts is a non-tenure track lecturer at Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching primarily in the public relations sequence.  

Courses he has taught include Media, Power & Culture, Media Writing, Principles of Public Relations, Public Relations Tactics, Media Relations & Publicity, and Fundamentals of Media Messages. Roberts is developing and teaching the Investor Relations & Financial Public Relations course in JMC's online master's degree with a public relations concentration program. 

Before coming to KSU, Roberts was public affairs manager at WCI Steel, Inc., now known as RG Steel, from 1994 to 2008. Prior to joining WCI, he was a reporter for The Vindicator in Youngstown from 1983 to 1994 and for The (Warren) Tribune-Chronicle from 1981 to 1983.  

He earned a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism and a master's degree in media management, both at KSU. He graduated from Canton Central Catholic High School in 1977.  

Roberts was administrator of the Ohio Steel Council and chairman of the council's communications committee. He was vice chairman of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Council and the chamber's political action committee. He was a 1998 graduate of Leadership Mahoning Valley and formally served as a board member of the Trumbull County chapter of the American Red Cross.  

Roberts, 50, a widower, lives in Austintown and has two daughters, Brooke and Megan, and a granddog, Riley.

Tim Roberts
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent State University
Phone: 330-672-9567
Fax: 330-672-4064
Spring 2015
  • JMC 38002 - 002 Public Relations Case Studies
  • JMC 40011 - 001 Ethical Issues In Integ Comm
  • JMC 40016 - 001 Law Of Advertising And Pr
  • CCI 40095 - 001 St : Communication And Info
  • HONR 40099 - 008 Senior Honors Thesis / Project
Summer 2015
  • JMC 40011 - 010 Ethical Issues In Integ Comm
  • JMC 60000 - 020 Intro To Graduate Study Jmc