Mary Tinucci

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Dr. Mary Tinucci has been a social worker since 1988. She comes to Walden having been a social work faculty in social work education since 2003. She comes to Walden with 35 years of clinical social work practice experience and 20 years of teaching in social work education. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Tinucci began teaching at Walden in May 2018.


DSW, St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

MSW, The College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas

BSW, The College of St. Catherine

Public Service

Minnesota Department of Human Services : Committee on Youth at Risk of Homelessness, Committee Member - St. Paul

Adjunct Faculty Council: The University of St. Thomas, Committee Member - St. Paul

Awards / Honors

, St. Paul Public Schools - School Counselor Association, 1999

, University of Minnesota and Hospitals and the GLBT Employee Network, 1995

, Family and Friends of GLBT People in Catholic Education, 1996


Tinucci, M. (2018). Reflections on the Impact of Privilege, Marginalization, and Story on My Social Work Practice, Research, and Pedagogy . lections: Narratives of Professional Helping

Tinucci, M. (2014). Recipe for me: Using poetry to support the social-emotional health of youth in special education.

Hicks, B. (2014). Increasing school stability for students in foster care: Lessons learned from Saint Paul, Minnesota. CW360

Tinucci, M. (2014). A World of Possibilities.

Tinucci, M. (1999). Safe schools training manual: Meeting the needs of GLBT youth.


Tinucci, M. E. (2018). Poetry as Pedagogy in Social Work Education. NAPT

Tinucci, M. (2017). Increasing Understanding Improving Care for LGBTQ Youth. . Greater Minnesota Family Services

Tinucci, M. (2016). Beyond the Binary: Understanding the Difference and Fluidity of Gender and Sexuality. Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin

Tinucci, M. (2016). Navigating Ethical Challenges in Group Work Practice. School of Social Work: St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

Tinucci, M. (2014). Educational Stability of Children/Youth in Foster Care.

Tinucci, M. (2003). Spoken Word Poetry: An Innovative Way to Work with Urban Youth.