The mission of the Walker Institute is to engage in research, teaching and service to promote:
understanding of race and ethnic relations, with a special emphasis on the causes of disparities and the contexts in which conflicts as well as shared purposes and perspectives arise;
appreciation of the diverse peoples and cultures of the United States, with special emphasis on the peoples and cultures of Michigan;
more equitable and inclusive communities and institutions, especially in this region of the state and throughout Michigan.
Lewis Walker Institute
Dr. Lewis Walker Brief Profile
Faculty and Staff
Annual Report, August 31, 2012
Annual Report, June 28, 2013
Annual Report, 2013-14
Where We've Been and Where We Are Going - By Tim Ready,Director
Beginning in 2011, the Walker Institute established the Walker Fellows program. Through it, a group of 14 fellows composed of community leaders and WMU faculty regularly meet to discuss community needs and opportunities for applied research and authentic collaboration in service to the community.
For a list of Walker Institute fellows, Click HERE
To see a list of projects and initiatives of the Walker Fellows, Click HERE