Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.28 / 12.00 Elaine Durr
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
354

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
29

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
8.19

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
38

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
19

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
50

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:

Art and Art History; Environmental Studies - Samantha DiRosa
Biology - David Vandermast
Biology - Linda Niedziela
Communications - Barbara Miller
Communications - Brian Walsh
Chemistry - Karl Sienerth
Economics - Casey DiRienzo ‡
Economics - Tina Das ‡
Economics - Steve DeLoach
Education - Scott Morrison
English - Cassie Kircher
Entrepreneurship - Elena Kennedy
Environmental Studies - Amanda Chunco
Environmental Studies; Biology - Brant Touchette
Environmental Studies; Biology - Janet MacFall
Environmental Studies - Robert Charest
Finance - Raj Gupta ‡
Finance - Chris Harris
History and Geography - Honglin Xiao
History and Geography; Environmental Studies - Ryan Kirk
International Business - Carri Tolmie
Management - Christy Benson
Management - Susan Manring
Philosophy - Anthony Weston
Philosophy - Martin Fowler
Psychology - Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler
Religious Studies - Toddie Peters
Religious Studies - Geoffrey Claussen
Sociology and Anthropology - Rissa Trachman

‡ Indicates a faculty member who regularly teaches in the MBA and/or MS in Management programs.


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

The research inventory from the previous STARS report was reviewed and continued engagement in sustainability research (as defined in the STARS Technical Manual) was confirmed with the faculty. In addition, Provost Reports (which include scholarly and creative activity of faculty), the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences
(SURE) programs and the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) programs were reviewed for research activity that fits the definition of sustainability research. Any additions were confirmed with the faculty member.
Tenure, Tenure Track and Continuing Track faculty were included as researchers.
The website provided includes additional researchers who were not active during the timeframe for the credit or are not expected to engage in research.


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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