Mitchell S. Thomashow is an author, educator, environmentalist, theoretician, and philosopher specializing in bridging the practices of ecology and spirituality. He is former President of Unity College in Unity, Maine, and was previously Chair of the Doctoral Program in Environmental Studies and Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement at Antioch University New England. He helped to found Whole Terrain: Journal of Reflective Environmental Practice. Thomashow's major influences include Abraham Joshua Heschel. Thomashow is currently Director of the Second Nature Presidential Fellows Program, which is the lead supporting organization for the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.