Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.39
Liaison Laura Draucker
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Amherst College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.87 / 12.00 Laura Draucker
Director of Sustainability
Office of Environmental Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
236

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
16

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
6.78

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
38

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
15

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
39.47

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Patrica O'hara
Chemistry, Biochemistry-Biophysics
Studying the binding of pesticides and environmental toxins
Sustainability Feature: Human/ecological health

Leah C. Schmalzbauer
Anthropology and Sociology, American Studies, Latinx and Latin American Studies
Ways that contemporary global Capitalism affects the movement of people across international borders as well as within nation-states.
Sustainability Feature: Social wellbeing

Hannah Holleman
Sociology and Anthropology, Environmental Studies
Environmental Sociology
Sustainability Feature: Environmental sociology

Robert Hayashi
American Studies, Environmental Studies
Japanese American relocation and ecocriticism
Sustainability Feature: Ecocriticism

Micheal Hood
Biology
Biology of infectious diseases in natural populations.
Sustainability Feature: Infectious diseases in natural populations

Rick Lopez
History, Environmental Studies, Latinx and Latin American Studies, European Studies
Science, Nationalism, and Aesthetics in the Shaping of Mexico’s Environmental Imagination
Sustainability Feature: Environmental history

Anna Martini
Environmental Studies, Geology
Biogeochemical processes in the environment
Sustainability Feature: Biogeochemical processes

Edward Melillo
History, Environmental Studies
Environmental histories of the Pacific World, eco-Cultural networks in the British empire
Sustainability Feature: Environmental history

Jessica Reyes
Economics
Health Economics and Policy, Social Policy, Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Law and Economics
Sustainability Feature: Environmental economics and policy

Katherine Sims
Economics, Environmental Studies
Evaluation of land conservation policies, including both direct regulatory instruments such as protected areas and local zoning and incentive-based mechanisms such as payments for ecosystem services. How land conservation affects both environmental and economic outcomes and how changes in management or spatial targeting can minimize potential tradeoffs between environmental conservation and economic development.
Sustainability Feature: Environmental economics

David Delaney
LJST, Black Studies
The relationship between conceptions of nature and (largely American) legal thought and practice.
Sustainability Feature: Environmental law

Jessica Hejny
Envrionmental Studies
Climate Change and Environmental Policy
Sustainability Feature: Environmental policy

Ethan Temeles
Biology and Environmental Studies
Behavior, ecology, and evolution, focusing on sexual dimorphism and plant-pollinator interactions
Sustainability Feature: Environmental ecology

Jill Miller
Biology
The ecology and evolution of plant reproductive systems, focusing on features that promote outcrossing between individuals
Sustainability Feature: Ecology and Evolution

Ashwin Ravikumar
Environmental Studies, Latinx and Latin American Studies
Political ecology focusing on deforestation and land use change in the global South, especially in the Amazon rainforest
Sustainability Feature: Environmental politics and policy

Gabriel Arboleda
Architectural Studies, Art and the History of Art, Latinx and Latin American Studies
Ethnography and sustainability practices in architecture
Sustainability Feature: Sustainability in architecture.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

We researched each faculty research page to determine which research could be considered "sustainability" following the guidelines provided by AASHE.


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