Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.00 / 12.00 Sandra Marker
PhD, Coordinator, Master of Science in Sustainability Program
School of Behavioral Sciences
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
28

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
14

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
50

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
6

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
3

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
50

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
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Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

1. Katrina Jensen; School of Natural Sciences; Developing new methods to synthesize chiral molecules, which are key building blocks upon which new disease treatments and chemical probes are built for biomedical research.
2. Brian Smith; School of Natural Sciences; Management, ecology, and evolution of reptiles and amphibians in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and Wyoming.
3. Justin Ramsey; School of Natural Sciences; The current status of the Black Hills State University Herbarium
4. Nathan Deichert; School of Behavioral Sciences; Gratitude enhances the beneficial effects of social support on psychological well-being
5. David Bergmann; School of Natural Sciences; Impact of iodine concentrations on landlocked fall Chinook salmon eggs at the eyed stage of development
6. Sandra Marker; School of Behavioral Sciences; Interethnic conflict and the sustainability of communities
7. Trenton Ellis; School of Behavioral Sciences; Comparison of woman as leaders of local communities
8. Emilia Flint; School of Behavioral Sciences; Mental health coping mechanisms
9. Janet Briggs; School of Education; Teacher implementation of the Next Generation Science Standard
10. Andy Johnson; School of Natural Sciences; Radioactivity in the marine environment
11. Tara Ramsey; School of Natural Sciences; The current status of the Black Hills State University Herbarium
12. Amy Asunskis; School of Natural Sciences; renewable energies
13. Cynthia Anderson; School of Natural Sciences; Next gen sequence profiling of eukaryotic diversity in deep subsurface biofilms
14. Daniel Asunskis; School of Natural Sciences; renewable energies


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

This information was gathered through the polling of the faculty in early spring 2020. Faculty were asked about current research and if sustainability played a role in their work.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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