Jonathan Twining teaches the ecology and environmental science courses for the Biology Department and is the advisor for the Animal Caretakers Team (ACT). He is a 1984 graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a BS in Biology. He also holds an MS in Oceanography from Old Dominion University and an MEd from Eastern Nazarene College. Twining worked for a number of years as an environmental scientist and project manager with consulting firms in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In the 1990s, he worked together with Dr. Lowell Hall to introduce an environmental science major at ENC. He taught for 4 years as an adjunct professor, then left to teach middle school for four years in Remington, MA. Twining returned to ENC in 2005 as a full time assistant professor. He has been very active in the greater community, partnering ENC students with organizations like the Quincy DPW, Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts, Massachusetts Audubon, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. His passion and primary research interest is the ecology and conservation of vernal pool habitats. He has written numerous articles for NCM Magazine, and has been a speaker in local congregations about the care of creation (environmental stewardship). Twining has received numerous awards for his teaching, including the EPA Region 1 Environmental Merit Award, the Above and Beyond Award, and the Formal Environmental Educator Award from the New England Environmental Education Association.
M.Ed., Eastern Nazarene College
M.S. in Oceanography, Old Dominion University
B.S. in Biology, Eastern Nazarene College