Tamina Toray, Ph.D.

Professor in the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

Session(s): Wednesday

Tamina Toray is a Professor in the Behavioral Sciences Division at Western Oregon University (WOU) where she teaches courses in both the Psychological Sciences and Gerontology Departments. Dr. Toray earned her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Truman State University and Ph.D. in Family Studies from Oregon State University. She teaches end-of-life courses including Death and Dying and Grief, and Palliative Care. She has been involved in research in the field of death, dying and bereavement for over two decades. Dr. Toray has been an invited speaker on these topics at national and international conferences and has served on the Board of Directors for Lumina Hospice in Corvallis Oregon. She continues to serve on Lumina’s Ethics Committee. Currently, she serves on the Clinical & Research Advisory team for
Actively Moving Forward (AMF), a national young adult and college grief support organization. Dr. Toray also co-founded one of the nation’s first grief and loss clinics focusing on the human animal bond at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and currently teaches a Human Animal Bond class at WOU.