James "Jimmy" McCarty, Ph.D. (he/him/his) is Executive Director for Equity and Inclusion. In this role, Jimmy coordinates diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives across UWT and its core constituencies by leading the Center for Equity and Inclusion, collaborating with faculty and staff across the university, and developing relationships with a diverse range of community partners across the Puget Sound region. He is also an Affiliate Instructor in the School of Education where he teaches courses in race, diversity, and social justice education.
Jimmy is a graduate of Pepperdine University (BA), Claremont School of Theology (MA), and Emory University (PhD). Prior to coming to UWT, he held administrative and teaching positions at Emory University and Seattle University.
Jimmy's research centers on religious ethics, racial justice, restorative justice, and peacebuilding. He has presented this research at national conferences and has published his research in peer-reviewed journals of religion and law.
In his free time, Jimmy enjoys cooking with his partner (Desiree), walking his dog, reading, and working with others for social justice.