Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.88
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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Gonzaga University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.64 / 12.00 Jim Simon
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
35

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
324

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
17

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
41

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:

Betsy Bancroft: Environmental Studies/Biology
Fr. Patrick Baraza: Religious Studies
Adam Bartholomew: Religious Studies
Julie Beckstead: Biology
Noel Bormann: Civil Engineering
Shawn Bowers: Computer Science
Paul Buller: Business Administration
John Caputo: Communication and Leadership Studies
Gary Chang: Biology
Tailen Chen: Mechanical Engineering
Cathy DeHart: Business Administration
Brianna Dorie: Engineering
Andrea Fallenstein: Sociology & Criminal Justice
Patrick Ferro: Mechanical Engineering
Chris Francovich: Leadership Studies
Greg Gordon: Environmental Studies
Stephen Hayes: Biology
Brian Henning: Philosophy
Kevin Henrickson: Economics
Kent Hickman: Business Administration
Erica Johnson: Economics
Amy Kelley: Law School
Kem Gambrell: Leadership Studies
Hugh Lefcort: Biology
Mara London: Civil Engineering
Alexander Maxwell: Civil Engineering
Sue Niezgoda: Civil Engineering
Michele Pajer: English
David Schroeder: Computer Science
Josh Schulz: Civil Engineering
Claudio Talarico: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tom Trotter: Counselor Education
Annie Voy: Economics
Rhonda Young: Civil Engineering
Georgie Weatherby: Sociology & Criminal Justice


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

--Total number of faculty performing research is defined as the total number of tenured and tenure-track faculty, whether full-time or part-time.
--Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) where faculty engage in sustainability scholarship is defined as all academic departments.

--Commonly known faculty who regularly engage in sustainability research were listed first.
--An additional 17 faculty (from 8 additional departments) were identified from a self-report survey of faculty on their sustainability research for 2014-15.
--An additional 9 faculty (from 2 additional departments) were identified from a Sustainability in Academia project.


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

Selection of accomplishments by faculty engaged in sustainability research:

-Julie Beckstead, RESEARCH PATENT: US Provisional Patent Application. No. 61/514,811. Inventors: Susan E. Meyer, Suzette Clement, and Julie Beckstead. Entitled: Annual Brome control using a native fungal seed pathogen. Filed August 3, 2011. Provisional converted to Utility. Filed July 27, 2012
-Julie Beckstead. “Does Fusarium-caused Seed Mortality Contribute to Bromus tectorum Stand Failure in the Great Basin?” Weed Research 54 (2014): 511-519.
-Pat Ferro. “Fatigue Testing of Hydrogen-exposed Austenitic Stainless Steel Welded Samples.” International Hydrogen Conference, Jackson Hole WY, Sept 2012.
-Pat Ferro with students: H. Wentz, S. Oyen, M. Viger, C. Frager, K. Mulvaney, S. Lira, M. Rawson. “Imagining the Hydrogen Economy of 2050,” Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2014, (http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral).
-Greg Gordon. “Sowing Seeds: An academic-corporate collaboration to bring ‘real food’ to campus.” Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference. Portland, OR Oct. 26-28, 2014. (Poster).
-Greg Gordon. “Urbanite—Spokane’s accidental urban ecology.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association Conference. Olympia, WA Apr. 2015. (Paper).
-Greg Gordon. “When Money Grew on Trees: How Industrial Capitalism Transformed the Ecology of the Western Forests.” Washington Native Plant Society. Spokane, WA Nov. 20, 2014.
-Brian Henning. Riders in the storm: Ethics in an Age of Climate Change. Anselm Academic: 2015.
-Brian Henning. Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists: Experience and reality. Co-edited with William Myers and Joseph John. Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield: 2015.
-Brian Henning. Creative Love: Eros and Agape in Whitehead and Peirce. Thinking with Whitehead and the American Pragmatists, edited by Brian Henning and John Myers. Lexington Books: (2015): 149–164.
-Brian Henning. “Hierarchy without Anthroparchy.” In Beyond the Bifurcation of Nature: A Common World for Animals and the Environment, edited by Brianne Donaldson. Cambridge Scholars Press (2014): 106–116.
-Brian Henning. “Following Lucretius’ Dart.” In Thinking About It, edited by Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso. Archive Books (2014): 89-101.
-Brian Henning. “Whitehead's Land Ethic: On the Need for an Environmental Metaphysics of Morals.” European Summer School in Process Thought. Düsseldorf, Germany Aug. 2014. (Invited keynote).
-Brian Henning. In collaboration with Kathy Morefield. “Repairers of the Breach: Spirituality and the Environment.” Gonzaga in Florence. Florence, Italy Oct. 2014.
-Brian Henning. “Dying for a Hamburger: The Ethics of Eating Animals on a Small Planet.” Gonzaga in Florence. Florence, Italy Oct. 2014.
-Brian Henning. “Towards 2050: The Projected Costs and Possible Alternatives to Industrial Livestock Production.” 10th International Whitehead Conference. Claremont, CA June 2015.
-Brian Henning. “Decision Making in the Ethics of Creativity.” 10th International Whitehead Conference. Claremont, CA June 2015.
-Kevin Henrickson. & Erica H. Johnson. “Jesuit values, environmental sustainability and business core curriculum.” Journal of Jesuit Business Education 6/1 (2015).
-Hugh Lefcort. “Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) seeds are still viable after laundry cycle.” Natural Areas Journal 34 (Dec. 2014): 505-508.
-Mara London. “Development of a Sustainable, Point-of-Use Ceramic Water Filter for use in Rural Africa.” International Water Association (IWA) 6th International Conference for Water Professionals, July 10 – 13 2012, Budapest, Hungary.
-Sue Niezgoda. “Taking the Reigns: Setting the Vision for the Future of River Restoration Northwest.” Closing Speaker at 2015 Northwest Stream Restoration Symposium, River Restoration Northwest, Stevenson, WA Feb. 1-3, 2015.
-Sue Niezgoda. “Monitoring streambank properties and erosion potential for the restoration of Lost Creek.” Proceedings of the 2011 ASCE World Water and Environmental Resource Congress, Palm Springs, CA, May 2011.
-Sue Niezgoda and Schwartz, J.S. “Urban Stream Restoration: A Monitoring and Assessment Framework.” 2015 Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN Apr. 1-3, 2015.


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