Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.66
Liaison Stalin Espinal
Submission Date March 2, 2023

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.58 / 12.00 Stalin Espinal
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

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

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

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

Micha Tomkiewicz [Physics]
Prof. Tomkiewicz does research on environmental issues, science and society, energy and sustainability from a point of view of environmental physics.

Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng [Earth and Environmental Sciences]
Prof. Cheng is mainly working on urban soil contamination and its implication on urban agriculture and public health, green infrastructure for stormwater control, and beneficial reuse of urban solid wastes.

Rebecca Boger [Earth and Environmental Sciences]
Prof. Boger on GIS, earth science education, sustainability, resilience, environmental science, citizen science and engaging youth in research and education practices to build sustainable cities.

Brett F. Branco [Earth and Environmental Sciences]
Prof. Branco is an expert on the science of coastal environments, he researches water quality, climate adaptation, and resilience in coastal waters and communities.

Jennifer Cherrier [Earth and Environmental Sciences]
Prof. Cherrier research expertise is on water resource sustainability, how natural and human inputs of each, affects aquatic ecosystem dynamics, water resource sustainability and nature-based approaches for offsetting human pollutant.

Mark Ungar [Political Science]
Prof. Ungar specializes in Latin American politics and environmental enforcement.
Tomas Lopez-Pumarejo [Business Management]
Prof. López-Pumarejo's his research is based on Green Business Models, specially car sharing and bike rentals.

Peter Groffman [Earth and Environmental Sciences]
Prof. Groffman researches ecosystems, soil, landscape, microbial ecological processes in soils.

Nadia Doytch [Economics]
Prof. Doytch fields of research are international economics, economic development, energy and environmental economics.

Michael Menser [Philosophy]
Prof. Menser explores participatory democracy and ecological sustainability/resilience, including urban ecology, environmental/climate justice, and economic democracy.

Emily Molina [Sociology]
Prof. Molina research interests are in urban studies and social policy policy, with a particular focus on housing, and quantitative and geographic methods.

Louise Hainline [Psychology]
Prof. Hainline Psychological research interests include studies of the development of scientific reasoning, the effectiveness of different types of STEM pedagogy, and the psychological issues confronted by under-represented students in academic settings.

Yehuda L. Klein [Economics]
Prof. Klein looks at the sustainability planning, green infrastructure and sustainable systems.

Tammy L. Lewis [Sociology]
Prof. Lewis’ research interests are sustainable development, green gentrification, urban sustainability, and alternatives to development.
Kenneth A. Gould [Sociology]
Prof. Gould’s most recent work examines nanotechnology, urban sustainability, and ecotourism-oil extraction dynamics.

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

Through faculty directories, affiliations, and individual input. SCHOOL OF VISUAL, MEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS is not counted, as the academic departments with-in the school focus on performance and honing student's skills.

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