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About Tim Dyer

Dr. Timothy Dyer received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at EMU. He served in the education field as a teacher, debate/forensic coach, and principal and also was mayor of Ypsilanti from 1968 to 1970. In addition to senior positions in public education, Dr. Dyer also served as executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He served on the EMU Board of Regents in 1973-1983.

In October 2011, Dr. Dyer was among the inductees to EMU Forensics Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution and long-time support of debate and forensics as a student, coach, teacher, and administrator.

“Hate is an evil and destructive emotion,” said Dr. Dyer. “It ignores reason and intellectual inquiry and should be eradicated whenever it raises its ugly head. The only way to do this is through educated enlightenment. We have seen over our own short history that education is the most effective way to eliminate prejudice, ignorance, discrimination and hate.”