Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Carleton College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.93 / 12.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
244

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
18

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
7.38

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
43

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
16

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
37.21

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:

Becky Boling Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts
Nancy Braker Lecturer in Biology, Puzak Family Director of the Cowling Arboretum
Lawrence Burnett Professor of Music and Choral Director
Patricia Cavanaugh Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Fred Hagstrom Director, Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching; Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning; Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art; Yoga Instructor
Dan Hernandez Assistant Professor of Biology
Mark Kanazawa Professor of Economics
Mike Kowalewski McBride Professor of English and Environmental Studies
Michael McNally Professor of Religion
Steven Mohring Associate Professor of Art
Tun Myint Assistant Professor of Political Science
Tsegaye Nega Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Mary Savina Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology; Director of Archaeology
Aaron Swoboda Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Economics
Kim Smith Director of Environmental Studies; Professor of Environmental Studies and Political Science
George Vrtis Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and History
Matt Whited Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Andy Poppick, Assistant Professor of Statistics
Laska Jimsen, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies
Susannah Ottoway, Professor of History
Gisel Flores-Montoya, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, Associate Professor of Spanish
Arjendu Pattanayak, Professor of Physics
Elina McGrath, Professor of American Studies and History
Dan Maxbauer, Professor of Geology
Rika Anderson, Professor of Biology
Mike Nishizaki, Professor of Biology
Debbie Walser Kunz, Professor of Biology
Constanza Ocampeo Raeder, Proferssor of American Studies and Anthropology
Elanor Jensen, Professor of Art


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

An email was sent out to all staff, asking them if they were working on sustainability related research, and if they were, what the research was.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Last available data is from FY17.

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