Percy Bates


Percy  Bates, School of Education

Professor Bates is a professor of education at the University of Michigan. A psychologist and special educator, he has served as an assistant dean, Special Education Program chair, and division director for Curriculum, Teaching and Psychological Studies. He was the chair of the Higher Education Commission of the National Alliance of Black School Educators and has had a tour of duty as deputy assistant secretary for special education in the Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

Bates recently led a talented group of individuals who assist school districts in the Great Lakes states as this region's Equity Assistance Center. He has served as an expert witness with the U.S. District Court, the Department of Justice, and was on the Secretary of Education's Title IX Commission on Opportunities in Athletics. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2005 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, the 2009 National Center for Institutional Diversity Exemplary Diversity Engagement and Scholarship Award, and the 2010 McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame Award.

Bates represented U-M for 20 years as its faculty athletics representative to the Big Ten Conference of the NCAA, and is a past chair of the Division I Management Council. He served on the NCAA Executive Committee and as president of the Faculty Athletics Representative Association. He was very active with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at U-M and served as the liaison for the management council to the national SAAC.

He has presented at national conferences on desegregation, equity education, and athletics, as well as written articles about the importance of integrity and ethics in intercollegiate athletics, the importance of academics for our students, and the importance of equity for all students.

Bates teaches courses in the following program(s):
Urban Pedagogy
Michigan Alternate Route to Certification (M-ARC)
Educational Leadership and Policy
Educational Leadership and Policy



Research Affiliations


1/1/2008 - 6/30/2011 Great Lakes Collaborative Project
Granting Agency: Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

2/11/2009 - 1/5/2010 Family Engineering
Granting Agency: Michigan Technological University/National Science Foundation

2/1/2006 - 1/1/2009 Equity Assistance Center Awards
Granting Agency: Title IV

2/1/2006 - 1/1/2009 Improving Teacher Quality
Granting Agency: Title II

8/1/2006 - 6/30/2008 Partners for Achievement in Mathematics and Science
Granting Agency: Michigan Department of Education

2/1/2001 - 1/1/2003 Closing the Achievement Gap     
Granting Agency: Kellogg Foundation

2/1/2000 - 1/1/2002 Family Math, Family Science, Playtime Is Science
Granting Agency: Dwight D. Eisenhower Higher Education Professional Development Grant

Courses & Syllabi

Term Catalogue Course Description Syllabus
Winter 2014 EDUC 638. Internship and Directed Field Experience EDUC 638.


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Mailbox 1005

Curriculum Vitae