Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Janet Purchase
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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California State University, Fullerton
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
308

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
131

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
42.53

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
66

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
39

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
59.09

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

Adams, David P Politics
Agnew, Alfonso Mathematics
AHMED, SAWSSAN Psychology
AKCIZ, SINAN Geological Sciences
Arsneault, Shelly POSC
Billingsley, Kelvin Chemistry & Biochemistry
Bock, John Evolutionary Anthropology
Bonuso, Nicole Geological Sciences
Boytim, Michael Nursing
BRENNAN, CATHERINE Biological Science
Bryan, Cantley Visual Arts
BURNAFORD, JENNIFER Biological Science
Case, Kim Elementary Bilingual Ed
Cavagnaro, Daniel Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Chen, Esther Biological Science
Cheng, Kwangping Physics
COHEN, AMYBETH Biological Science
Costa, Pablo Kinesiology
Currie, Ding-Jo Educational Leadership
Daniel, Michael Management
Dennis, Siebenaler School of music
DER, JOSHUA Biological Science
Dover, Alison Department of Secondary Education
Draskovich-Long, Lisa Theatre/Dance
Eanes, Berenecea Student Affairs
Espinoza, Lilia Health Science
Espinoza, Russ Psychology
Espinoza, Guadalupe Child & Adolescent Studies
FASHING, PETER Anthropology
FENNING, RACHEL Child and Adolescent Studies
Fleissig, Adrian Economics
Fontaine, Sheryl Humanities
Forsgren, Kristy Biological Sciences
Foust, Amy Cass Criminal Justice
Fry-Petit, Allyson Chemistry and Biochemistry
Gedalanga, Phillip Public Health
Ghosh, Pratanu Civil and Environmental Engineering
Gil-Trejo, Laura Social Science Research Center
Glasswell, Kathryn Literacy and Reading
Golnaz, Sadri Management
Goodarzi, Shadi Management
Greenfader, Christa Mulker Child and Adolescent Studies
Groves, Michael Chemistry and Biochemistry
Guerra, Sergio Computer Science and Engineering
Guia, Aitana History
Han, Yoon Chung Art
HAAN, JOHN Chemistry and Biochemistry
Heiner, Brady Philosophy
Hewitt, Scott Chemistry & Biochemistry
Hoese, William Biological Sciences
Horn-Mallers, Melanie Human Services
HUDSON, PAULA Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ibragimov, Zair Mathematics
Jacobs, Wura Health Science
James, Sagil Mechanical Engineering
James, Ruby Human Services
Johnson, Hope Biological Science
JOHNSON, SARA Anthropology
Jones, Jessie Public Health
Kalczynski, Pawel ISDS
Kanel, Kristi Human Services
Khakoo, Murtadha Physics
Kim, Janna Child and Adolescent Studies
Kirtman, Lisa Educational Leadership
KNOTT, JEFFREY Geological Sciences
KOLOZVARI, KRISTIJAN Civil and Environmental Engineering
KONG, YINFEI Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Lane, Carrie American Studies
LEE, ALICE Public Health
Lett, William Theatre and dance
Lewinnek, Elaine American Studies
Li, Zhuangjie Chemistry and Biochemistry
Liu, Chris office of research and sponsored projects
Macy, Dawn Student Affairs
Marttinen, Risto Kinesiology
Marzocchi, Alison Mathematics
MCELIGOT, ARCHANA Public Health
MEMETI, VALBONE Geological Sciences
Moore-Pewa, Jamila History
Nanigian, David Finance
Navar, Natalie History
Nelson, Aimee Educational Leadership
Nguyen, Lan Kim Electrical Engineering
NGUYEN, NGA Anthropology
Nichols, Ryan Philosophy
NICKOLAIDIS, NIKOLAS Biological Science
Noh, Eliza Asian American Studies
Pagni, David Mathematics
Panangadan, Anand Computer Science
PARHAM, JAMES Geological Sciences
Peng, Gang isds
Person, Dawn Educational Leadership
Preston, Kathleen Psychology
Puri, Anil Economics
Rasche, Madeline Chemistry and Biochemistry
RAMIREZ, MARIA SOLEDAD Biological Science
Rashidi, Waleed Communications
Read, Jocelyn Physics
ROBSON, NINA Mechanical Engineering
Rodriguez, Adrian Human Services
Rodriguez-Valls, Fernando Secondary Education
Rusmevichientong, Pimbucha Health Science
Salvador, Rommel Management
SALZAMEDA, NICHOLAS Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sanders, John Mechanical Engineering
SANDQUIST, DARREN Desert Studies
SCHENK, JOCHEN Biological Science
Scher, Christine Psychology
Schniter, Eric Anthropology
Scialabba, Karen Religious Studies
Shafiq, Asad Management
Snyder, Terri L American Studies
Solano, Jeanette Religious Studies
SOTO, ROBERTO Mathematics
Spitzer, Scott Politics
Srikant, Chethan D Management
St. James, Stacy Anthropology
Stambough, Steve Political Science
Tiwari, Binod Civil and Environmental Engineering
TOLMASKY, MARCELO Biological Science
Tran, Natalie Educational Leadership
Tucker, Justin Politics
WANG, HAOWEI Mechanical Engineering
WOOD, MICHELE Public Health
WOOLUM, DOROTHY Physics
Xie, Xiaoying Finance
YANG, JOSHUA Public Health
Yopp-Edwards, Ruth Elementary Bilingual Education
ZACHERL, DANIELLE Biological Science
Zeedyk, Sasha Child and Adolescent Studies


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

Research on campus is divided into two primary categories--research funded through the Office of Grants and Contracts, and research funded through other means. The Office of Grants and Contracts provided spreadsheets of their information.

In an effort to get better information on faculty research, we developed a short survey that was sent to all faculty. A copy of that survey is attached below. The survey link was sent to all campus Deans and Department Chairs. They, in turn, sent the link to their faculty and asked them to respond to the survey. Out of all the faculty receiving this request, 158 responded to the survey. Out of the 158, 51 faculty engaged in sustainability-related research as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The faculty in this survey were then fact-checked against those names listed in the spreadsheets from Contracts and Grants. If there was a duplicate faculty member's name, it was deleted from the counts.

Another source of research is the intramural projects. This is work performed by a faculty member who has a paid student involved in the research. Those faculty not previously identified as performing sustainability research were included in the inventory.

The final source of our information came from the "Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) Incentive" grant. Any new faculty doing sustainability research were added to the inventory, with care take to avoid duplications.

To the best of our knowledge, these sources comprise all of the research currently being performed on campus.


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