Mr. H. Timothy Isaacs began directorship of the Henry H. Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series in 2021. In addition to his role as Director of this lecture series, Tim serves as Executive Director of The Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, a non-profit educational organization headquartered at Roanoke College. During nearly 50 years in education, Tim has been a public school teacher, administrator, and director of curriculum development in Fairfax County and Roanoke City, Virginia, and Lancaster City, Pennsylvania; an education policy analyst at Educational Testing Service (ETS); an adjunct instructor in the Public Affairs Department at Roanoke College; and a consultant and trainer of foreign delegations seeking to learn about the rule of law as the foundation for civil societies.
Tim has over ten years of experience collaborating with organizations such as the University of Virginia Center for Politics, The Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier, the National Council for Social Studies, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Bar Association, Legacy International, and The World Justice Project. His current interests and work address the rule of law, fundamental rights, citizenship, and civic education and have taken him to global audiences in Vienna, Barcelona, and The Hague. He served as a facilitator and guest presenter at the Institute for Writing, Reading, and Civic Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, served as a consultant on interdisciplinary education, presented programs on enhancing civic education at the state level, national, and international conferences; and served as a member of the 2007 College Board Team that visited China to study adoption of Mandarin Chinese as an Advanced Placement course in American schools.
Tim received fellowships from the Old Dominion Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia (1969) and The Council for Basic Education/National Endowment for the Humanities (1991).
Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina Wesleyan College (1967), a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia (1971), and a Master of Arts in English from George Mason University (1978).