Professor of religion at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Mary Evelyn Tucker teaches courses in world religions, Asian religions, religion and ecology, and religion and nature writers. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in the history of religions, specializing in Confucianism in Japan. She has published Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism. She co-edited Worldviews and Ecology, Buddhism and Ecology, Confucianism and Ecology and Hinduism and Ecology. She has also written Worldly Wonder: Religions, Enter Their Ecological Phase. With Tu Weiming, Tucker is currently co-editing two volumes on Confucian Spirituality. She and her husband, John Grim, have directed a series of ten conferences on world religions and ecology at the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions from 1996 to 1998. They are the series editors for the ten volumes that are being published from the conferences by the center and Harvard University Press. They are also editors of a book series on ecology and justice from Orbis Press. In addition, they are now coordinating an ongoing Forum on Religion and Ecology.
Tucker has been a committee member of the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment at the United Nations Environment Programme since 1986 and is vice president of the American Teilhard Association. She was a member of the Earth Charter Drafting Committee from 1997 to 2000.