Skip to main content

Kim Roberts

Associate Professor

Office Address: 222 LSH
Phone: (616) 331-3607


Kim Roberts is a video artist whose primary work takes the form of installation and new media. Through intricate relationships between video and objects, her installations often raise questions and evoke complex feelings regarding social institutions and cultural privilege.

She is the creator and executive producer for the talk show, Feel Like You Belong, hosted by her life partner, Alan Headbloom. The show focuses on the sharing of life stories of immigrants, expatriates, and refugees to the United States. Segments on American English and Humor are also included in each episode.

Professor Roberts produced two Summer Film Projects, The Darkroom (2009) and Horizontal Accidents (2010).  Learn more about these and other Summer Film Projects.

Professor Roberts was co-producer and faculty advisor for two lipdub projects. Lipdub projects require that the entire project be shot in one single take - no editing. The 50th Anniversary University LipDub (2010), and the Clark Retirement Community Lipdub (2011) can be seen below.

Professor Kim Roberts teaches a variety of courses in video production, new media, and film and video art:

CFV 125 Media Production I
CFV 226 Media Production II
CFV 326 New Media I
CFV 426 New Media II
CFV 327 Film & Video Art
CFV 498 Senior Projects

Professor Roberts was selected by the Television Academy Foundation as a Faculty Fellow and attended their Faculty Seminar in Los Angeles in 2014.

MFA, Video, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BFA, Sculpture/Video Installation, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Kim Roberts