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Taunya M. Tinsley, Ph.D., NCC, LPC


  • B.A.: Business Administration, Augsburg College
  • M.A.: Higher Education Administration and College Student Development, University of Iowa
  • Ph.D.: Executive Doctoral Program in Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES), Duquesne University


Dr. Tinsley is a counselor educator as well as a practitioner in private practice in areas of counseling, research and publications. She focuses on multicultural issues in counseling; multicultural training and organizational development; spiritual counseling; sports counseling; and youth, adolescent and adult development through sports.

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding member of the Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC)
  • Served as chair of the Human Relations Committee in the Minnesota Association of College Admission Counseling (MACAC)
  • Served as the secretary of the Ethnic Concerns Committee of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics and secretary for the overall organization
  • Collaborated since 2006 with the American Counseling Association to develop the Sports Counseling Interest Network (SCIN) for professional counselors interested in learning about counseling athletes and sports counseling
  • Served as the North Atlantic regional representative, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
  • Past president of the Pennsylvania College Counseling Association
  • President-elect of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Counselor Education

Academic Program(s)

  • M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.E. School Counseling
  • Grad. Cert. School Psychology
  • Grad. Cert. Sports Counseling
  • Grad. Cert. Student Affairs

Contact Information



Keystone Hall 425

In Print

Dr. Tinsley discusses the roles of counselors in helping athletes develop a game plan for life in this article in Counseling Today, from the American Counseling Association.

On Air

Listen to Dr. Tinsley discuss the topic "Speaking to Kids about Tragedy" on the American Urban Radio Network.

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