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Tam Q. Dinh, PhD, LICSW

Director, Master of Social Work
Department Chair


Tam Dinh 2023 (PDF)

Tam Q. Dinh, PhD, LICSW, is Director of the Master of Social Work Program at Seattle University and Professor of Social Work. She earned her BSW and MSW at the University of Washington and her PhD in Social Work at the University of Southern California. For the past 25 years, her community and professional work centers on racial equity and inclusion practices that increase equitable access, representation, and outcomes for marginalized communities, especially the Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant communities. Her pre-tenure scholarship focused on Asian/SE Asian refugee/immigrant mental health. Since tenure, she has concentrated her scholarly efforts on applied scholarship and public scholarship, which was recognized with the 2021 National Association of Social Work -WA Educator of the Year Award.