Co-Chair, Sciences Department; Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Teaching at Cairn since 2016

Gregory Jensen


  • PhD in Theological Ethics, University of Aberdeen (in progress)
  • MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology, University of Nottingham
  • MS Biology (Comparative Animal Physiology), University of Ottawa
  • BA Biology, Houghton College
  • BA Adolescence Education, Houghton College


Greg Jensen teaches a variety of science courses at Cairn University. He received his master’s degree in biology from the University of Ottawa, where he performed research in the field of comparative animal physiology. His academic interests include physiology, environmental ethics and philosophical theology. He is currently pursuing postgraduate work in philosophical theology and Christian ethics.

Prior to teaching at Cairn, he was chair of the science department at Plumstead Christian School in Plumsteadville, PA. Outside of the classroom, Greg enjoys reading, running, and cycling. Greg is married to Mary Claire and they have a young son named Henry.

Listen to professor Jensen talk about the philosophy of the new bio programs on the Cairn 10 podcast.

Additional Information

Contact Information:
[email protected]

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Physiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Science and Christian faith
  • Christian ethics

Publications & Presentations: 

  • Zimmer, A.M., Do, J., Szederkenyi, K. Chen, A., Morgan, A.L.R., Jensen, G., Pan, Y.K., Gilmour, K.M. and Perry, S.F. Use of gene knockout to examine serotonergic control of ion uptake in zebrafish reveals the importance of controlling for genetic background: a cautionary tale. (2019)
  • The role of serotonin in regulating the hypoxic hyperventilatory response of larval zebrafish. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Conference, Cedar Crest College (2019)
  • Sullvian AM & Jensen G (2013). A study of the sensitivity of red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) to damage-released cues from conspecifics. Journal of Herpetology 47(4): 585-589.

Teaching at Cairn since 2016