I teach biology and general science courses at JWU’s Providence Campus.”


Ryan Tainsh teaches biology and general science courses at JWU’s Providence Campus.

Professional Memberships

  • National Science Teachers Association, 2010-present
  • National Association of Biology Teachers, 2010-present
  • Association of College University Biology Educators, 2010-present
  • Rhode Island Science Teachers Association, 2010-present
  • New England Faculty Development Consortium, 2016-present


  • “Does leaf size influence resorption of nutrients from senescing leaves?” Northeastern Naturalist, 2002. Authors: Keith Killingbeck and Ryan Tainsh
  • “Thoughtfully Designed Online Courses as Effective Adult Learning Tools,” Journal of Adult Education, 2016. Authors: Ryan Tainsh
  • “Nutrient resorption efficiency and proficiency in Iva frutescens (Marsh Elder), a woody salt marsh perennial.” Authors: Ryan Tainsh and Keith Killingbeck
  • “Engage Your Environment” sections of “Environmental Science: Foundations and Applications,” 2012. Authors: Ryan Tainsh