Tucker is a meditation teacher and clinical psychologist whose specialties include working with advanced meditators and using meditation to help those suffering from psychological disorders.
Tucker began formal training in meditation in 2005 and has studied with Sharon Salzberg of the Insight Meditation Society and Upasaka Culadasa (Dr. John Yates) of Dharma Treasure, who approved Tucker to teach meditation.
Tucker received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brown University, and he received his Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the College of Science at the University of Arizona. Tucker is a published author on the scientific study of meditation, focusing on how meditation affects the brain. He is a faculty member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and he is the founder and former Director of Palo Santo Psychotherapy & Wellness. He is the founder and board president of the Open Dharma Foundation, which provides scholarships to meditation retreats, and was a founding board member of Culadasa’s Dharma Treasure sangha. For four years he also served as the president of the Tucson Community Meditation Center.