Dr. Tam Dinh is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Social Work Program at Saint Martin’s University. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of diversity, cross-cultural mental health, and religion/spirituality. Dr. Dinh has over 25 years of working in the community as a social worker, educator, and community advocate.
As a social worker, she has worked with gang-involved youth and their families at SafeFutures Youth Center, with elders in home health care at Asian Counseling and Referral Services, and with individuals experiencing severe mental illness at Special Service for Groups. Her last nonacademic position was at the City of Seattle Human Services Department where she was in an administrative, organizational, and social policy leadership position.
Dr. Dinh is also active in the Vietnamese community and is currently on the board of Friends of Little Saigon and Xin Chao Magazine. Dr. Dinh lives on Mercer Island, Washington with her husband, Stephen, and three boys, Sebastian, Oliver, and Gabriel.