Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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Chatham University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.68 / 12.00 Mary Whitney
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
120

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
38

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
31.67

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
31

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
22

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
70.97

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:

Sustainability (+ 75 grad students all do sustainability research)
Dr. Peter Walker - campus as a living lab
Dr. Linda Johnson - botany, native plant communities
Dr. Ryan Utz - biodiversity and forest restoration
Donna Roberts, MSc - community engagement and env science
Christine Cunningham, MSc - integrated bioscience biomimicry and bioremediation

Sustainable Water Resources
Dr. Roy Weitzel - aquaculture and native fish species

Sustainable Technology
Dr. Iris Grossman - energy and community development

Food Studies
Dr. Alice Julier - inequality, food and everyday life
Mim Seidel, MS, RD, LDN - nutrition and food access
Dr. Nadine Lehrer - sustainable agriculture and food policy
Dr. Sally Frey - sustainable food production
Cynthia Caul, MFS - Craft
Cassandra Malis, MFS - Craft

Agroecology
Dr. Chris Murakami - agroecology
Tony Miga, MSUS - organic farming

History, Political Science and International Studies:
Dr. Lou Martin - mountain-top removal mining

Biology:
Dr. Lisa Lambert - iron-binding marine organisms
Dr. Barbara Biglan - sustainability science education
Dr. Sherie Edenborn - microbiology and human ecology
Chemistry:
Dr. Joseph MacNeill - bioremediation, synthesis of novel semiconductors

Health Sciences:
Nursing:
Dr. Jennifer Wasco - public health effects of fracking
OT:
Dr. Janet Bucey - fully-inclusive sustainability at EHC

Social Work:
Dr. Melissa Bell - environment social work

Psychology:
Dr. Wonjin Sim - integrating sustainability into Counseling Psychology.
Dr. Tony Gorezny - community-based approaches to improving life for developmental disability
Dr. Ashley Scudder - system-level sustainability in evidence-based practice

Humanities:
English:
Dr. Lynne Bruckner - ecocriticism
Dr. Anissa Wardi - ecocriticism
International Studies:
Dr. Karen Kingsbury - Korean agriculture, food and human values
Communications:
Dr. Katie Cruger - environmental justice discourse

Business & Entrepreneurship:
Sustainable Business:
Dr. Thomas Macagno - sustainable business,
Dr. Sandra Taylor - socially-responsible business
Business and Marketing:
Dr. Deborah DeLong - community-based social marketing

Department of Art, Communication & Design:
Interior Architecture:
Dr. Greg Galford - alternative housing,
John Buck, MS - soil chemistry
Art:
James Louks - communities and fracking
Communications:
Shannon Dickerson, MA - env communication

Education:
Dr. Heather Cunningham - teacher education for sustainability

Office of Sustainability:
Dr. Mary Whitney - campus as living lab


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

Each discipline collected a list of their sustainability research activities and initiatives and compiled them into one sustainability research activities and initiatives inventory, with additional input from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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