1104 Welborn Hall
Ph.D., Applied and Cultural Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1983
Race and ethnic relations, community development, education, health
Regional focus: United States; Latin America
Timothy Ready is Director of the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at Western Michigan University and has a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Anthropology. He has worked as a program administrator, researcher and teacher on issues related to racial and ethnic diversity and economic justice. Prior to his arrival at Western Michigan University in January of 2008, he was Research Director at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies where he researched and wrote on Latino education, health, housing, community development, immigration and civic engagement.
From 2000-03 he served as senior program officer at the National Research Council in Washington, D.C. There, he directed three studies on the education of minority and economically disadvantaged students that resulted in books published by National Academies Press. During the 1990s he designed and directed Project 3000 by 2000, the national diversity campaign for the nation’s 126 medical schools while serving as Assistant Vice President for Community and Minority Programs at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He administered the Health Professions Partnership Initiative (HPPI), a $14 million grants program jointly funded by the Robert Wood Johnson and W.K. Kellogg Foundations.
Dr. Ready also was a member of the Department of Anthropology of the Catholic University of America and has conducted ethnographic research on the education and work experiences of Latino adolescents and young adults in Washington, D.C.