Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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Frostburg State University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.19 / 12.00 Daniel Fiscus
Sustainability Liaison
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
30

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
107

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
11

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
21

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Dr. Sunshine L. Brosi, Associate Professor, Biology Dept.
Dr. Jered Studinski, Assistant Professor, Biology Dept.
Dr. Frank K. Ammer, Associate Professor, Biology Dept.
Dr. Thomas D. Lambert, Assistant Professor, Biology Dept.
Dr. Rebekah Taylor, Assistant Professor, Biology Dept.
Dr. David P. Puthoff, Chair, Biology Dept.
Dr. Richard Raesly, Professor, Biology Dept.
Dr. Thomas L. Serfass, Professor, Biology Dept.
Dr. Robert J. Larivee, Professor, Chemistry Dept.
Dr. Peggy Biser, Associate Professor, Chemistry Dept.
Dr. Matthew Crawford, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Dept.
Dr. Benjamin N. Norris, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Dept.
Dr. Gerald Simon, Associate Professor, Chemistry Dept.
Dr. Sydney B. Duncan, Associate Professor, English Dept.
Dr. Charles J. Ewers, Associate Professor, English Dept.
Dr. Greg Wood, Associate Professor, History Dept.
Dr. Phillip P. Allen, Associate Professor, Geography Dept.
Dr. Tianna Bogart, Assistant Professor, Geography Dept.
Dr. Henry Bullamore, Professor, Geography Dept.
Dr. Francis L. Precht, Professor, Geography Dept.
Dr. Richard A. Russo, Associate Professor, Geography Dept.
Dr. Kara Rogers Thomas, Associate Professor, Sociology Dept.
Dr. Daniel L. Moorehead, Assistant Professor, Sociology Dept.
Dr. Oguz Soysal, Dept. of Physics/Engineering
Dr. Daniel A. Fiscus, Sustainability Liaison, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Dr. H. Skott Brill, Associate Professor, Philosophy Dept.
Dr. Jean-Marie Makang, Associate Professor, Philosophy Dept.
Dr. Michael B. Mathias, Associate Professor, Philosophy Dept.
Ms. Susan Dodge, Lecturer, Visual Arts Dept.


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

Department websites were visited and discussions with faculty members confirmed that research is current. Faculty were also identified based on their publications, research posters displayed on campus and participation in the FSU Undergraduate Research Symposium that is help annually in May.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Graduate students and advisors regularly present research nationally and internationally. Student and faculty work has had direct impact on sustainable management practices, including in the urban forest of Washington DC.
Select recent publications in peer-reviewed journals by Frostburg State faculty and students include:

Keller, K.L, R.S. Fritz, C.M. Zoubek, E.H. Kennedy, K.A. Cronin, E.S. Rothwell, and T.L. Serfass. 2014. Effects of transport on fecal glucocorticoid levels in captive-bred cotton-top tamarins (Sanguinus oedipus), Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 87(3):1-5.

Lambert, T.D., Sumpter, K.L.*, Dittel, J.W., Durpe, S.I., Casanova, K.*, Winker, A., & Adler, G.H. 2014. Roads as Barriers to Seed Dispersal by Small Mammals in a Neotropical Forest. Tropical Ecology. 55: 263-269.

Serfass, T. L., J. A. Bohrman, S. S. Stevens, and J. T. Bruskotter. 2014. Otters and anglers can share the stream! The role of social science in dissuading negative messaging about reintroduced predators. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19:532-544.

Jørgensen, S.E., B.D. Fath, S.N. Nielsen, F.M. Pulselli, D.A. Fiscus, and S. Bastianoni. 2015. Flourishing Within Limits to Growth: Following Nature’s Way. EarthScan / Routledge.

Goerner, S.J, B.D. Fath and D.A. Fiscus. 2015. Using energy network science (ENS) to connect resilience with the larger story of systemic health and development. Emergence, Complexity and Organization (E:CO) https://journal.emergentpublications.com/article/using-energy-network-science-ens-to-connect-resilience-with-the-larger-story-of-systemic-health-and-development/

Fiscus, D.A. 2013. Life, money and the “deep tangled roots” of systemic change for sustainability. World Futures: The Journal of Global Education 69(7-8): 555-571.
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/JH4fJu8teEITj74yaujW/full


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