Reverend Richard W. Timm, CSC
Born: March 2, 1923, Michigan City, Indiana.  Died September 11, 2020

BA (Philosophy), University of Notre Dame - Magna Cum Laude (1945)
Ordained - Sacred Heart Church, University of Notre Dame (1949)
MS (Biology), Catholic University of America (1951)
PhD (Parasitology), Catholic University of America (1952)

Professor of Biology; Principal, Founder, Science Department Head, Notre Dame College, Dhaka,Bangladesh (1952-1968)

Fulbright Lecturer (Parasitology), Government Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh; and
Government Experimental Farm, Tejgaon (1953-1954)
Project on Plant-Parasitic Nematodes, Food and Agriculture Council, Pakistan
SEATO Reseach Fellow (Thailand and the Philippines) (1963-1964)
Visiting Professor (Nematology), University of California (1968-1970)
Director, Cyclone Rehabilitation Project, Monpura Island (1971-1972)
Planning Officer, CARITAS, Bangladesh (1971-1972)
Executive Secretary, Commission for Justice and Peace (1974-1976)
Founder, Coordinating Council for Human Rights, Bangladesh; President for three terms
Founder/Convener, South Asia Forum for Human Rights (1990-1993)

Awards and Honors
Magsaysay Award for International Understanding (1987)
Abu Sayeed Chowhurry Award for Human Rights in Social Service (1987)

Two college textbooks, over 70 scientific articles and monographs (biology), numerous

papers on Human Rights, Development and Education.
A Practical Manual on Working for Justice and Peace, 1991 (two editions, translated into
five languages)
Asian Workshop; From Assistance to Partnership in Self-Reliance, 1993 (editor)
On Building a Just Society (CARITAS), 1994
Forty Years in Bangladesh: Memoirs of Father Timm (CARITAS), 1996

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