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Ithaca College
ER-16: Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research

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Complete 10.00 / 10.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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The number of faculty members engaged in sustainability research:
84

The total number of faculty members engaged in research:
253

Names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:

Susan Allen-Gil, Environmental Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/sallen/
Environmental toxicology and habitat degradation in freshwater systems.

Jonathan Ablard, History, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jablard/
Latin American History (focus on health issues and environmental impacts)

Mara Alper, Documentary Studies and Production, School of Communication
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/malper/
“Re-Imagining Water” documentary (http://www.maraalper.com/doc_water_1.html)

Stewart Auyash, Health Policy Studies, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/auyash/
International health education; critical health issues

Srijana Bajracharya, Health Promotion and Physical Education, School of Health Sciences and Human
Performance
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/sbajracharya/
“Emphasizing sustainable health and wellness in a health education curriculum.”
Wellness: A Multicultural Perspective of Health and Healing
Environmental Dimensions in Health Education

Marlene Barken, Business Administration / Legal Studies, School of Business
http://www.ithaca.edu/business/faculty/mbarken/
"Sustainability and the Business Curriculum at Ithaca College"

Judith Barker, Women’s Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/barker/
EcoFeminism

Mo Baptiste, Latin American Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/barker/
“Youth Culture, Resistance and Education”
Addresses “issues of water and land conservation, community organizing and teacher education.”

Mary Bentley, Health Promotion and Physical Education, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/mbentley/
International Health Issues, Integrated Health and Healing

Rene Borgella, Biology/Environmental Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/rborgella/
Terrestrial Ecology; community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds in temperate and tropical forests;
statistical methods for assessing biodiversity; human's effects on ecosystems; environmental issues and public
policy

Alka Bramhandkar, Finance/International Business, School of Business
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/abramhandkar/publications/
“Doing Good & Doing Well: An Examination of the leading Global Firms in the Dow Jones Sustainability
Index”
“Managerial & Legal Perspectives on the Green Building Movement.”
“Investing with a Mission: An Empirical Analysis of “Socially Conscious” Mutual Funds.”
“Sustainable Management Practices and Financial Performance: A Multi-Industry/Country Study.”

Jake Brenner, Environmental Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jbrenner/
Human-Environment Geography

Cory Brown, Writing, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/cbrown/
Poetry, especially natural writing

Beth Ellen Clark Joseph, Physics, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/bclark/
Alternative Energy Engineering

Kathryn Caldwell, Psychology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/kcaldwell/
Teaching and learning of systems thinking, the value of intergenerational learning, especially for solving
problems of sustainable living, and the relationship between mindfulness and sustainable values and behaviors.

Jeff Claus, Department of Education, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/claus/
Multicultural education and the preparation of culturally competent teachers; issues of equity, diversity and
social justice in education

Jodi Cohen, Communication Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/cohenj/
Environmental communication; public communication and democracy

John Confer, Biology/Environmental Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/confer/
Regulation of species diversity and abundance; human impact on natural ecosystems

Cathrene Connery, Department of Education, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/cconnery/
Multicultural teacher education; sociopolitical issues in development, learning, and education.

Douglas Cross, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, School of H.S. and H.P.
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/cross/
Marine Mammal Communication

Aimee Dars-Ellis, Management, School of Business
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/aellis/publications/
“The impact of corporate social responsibility on employee attitudes and behaviors.”
“Integrating Sustainability, Part I: Into Corporate Social Responsibility/Business Ethics Courses.”
“Employee perceptions of sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives.”
“Stories from the trenches: Reflections on integrating sustainability into CSR/BE courses.”

Julie Dorsey, Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jdorsey/
Green ergonomics

Tim Drake, Environmental Studies and Sciences, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/tdrake/
Outdoor Education Curriculum and Advocacy

Craig Duncan, Department of Philosophy and Religion, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/cduncan/
Research includes “exploring the prospects for extending dignity-based theories of morality to encompass the well-being of non-human animals.”

G. Scott Erickson, Business Administration, School of Business
http://www.ithaca.edu/business/faculty/gerickson/
"Sustainability and the Business Curriculum at Ithaca College”
“Marketing Sustainability in Higher Education,”

Ali Erkan, Computer Science, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/aerkan/
GIS mapping applications

Julian Euell, Sociology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/euell/
Social Theory, Social Change, Environmental Sociology

Akiko Fillinger, Chemistry, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/afillinger/
Materials for alternative energies.

Amy Frith, Health Promotion and Physical Education, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/afrith/
Social support systems for health promotion

Mike Haaf, Chemistry, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/mhaaf/
Synthesis of organometallic catalysts designed to make biodegradable polymers from non-petroleum resources.

Jason Hamilton, Biology/Environmental Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jhamilton/
Plant eco-physiology; Global Change Biology & Sustainability Science

Brooke Hansen, Anthropology, Native American Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/kbhansen/
Applied cultural and medical anthropology, contemporary Native American culture, medical pluralism,
traditional healing and ethnobotany, integrative medicine, cultural revitalization among indigenous peoples,
Native American environment and land issues, and public anthropology.

John Hopple, Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jhopple/
Fungal systematics

Janet Hunting, Chemistry, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jhunting/
Synthesis and characterization of potential energy-saving materials

Nancy Jacobson, Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jacobson/
Marine science education; insect systematics

Howard Kalman, Strategic Communications, School of Communications
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/hkalman/
Systems thinking

Leann Kanda, Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/lkanda/
Mammalian behavior and population dynamics; movement ecology and evolution

Eileen Kelly, Management, School of Business
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/kelly/publications/
“Managerial & Legal Perspectives on the Green Building Movement,"

Marlene Kobre, Writing, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/mkobre/
Writing about nature and environmental issues

William Kolberg, Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/kolberg/
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Julia Lapp, Health Promotion and Physical Education, School of Health Science and Human Performance
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jlapp/
Food, diet and sustainability

Helene Larin, Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/hlarin/
Emotional-social Intelligence in Health Science Students and its Relations to Leadership, Caring and Moral Judgement.

Anna Larsen, Chemistry, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/alarsen/
Ionic liquids, possibly an environmentally benign alternative to organic solvents used in various chemical
technological processes.

Elizabeth Lawson, Department of Writing, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/elawson/
Naturalist writing

Granger Macy, Management, School of Business
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/gmacy/publications/
"Using Environmental Paradigms to Understand and Change an Organization's Response to Stakeholders"

Felicia C. Madimenos, Department of Anthropology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/fmadimenos/
Anthropology, public health, and reproductive ecology

Michael Malpass, Anthropology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/malpass/
South American prehistory, ethnohistory, prehistoric agricultural systems, complex societies

Peter Melcher, Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/pmelcher/
Strategies used by plants to optimize the distribution of water through their highly branched vascular systems; factors that increase plant performance under various drought conditions.

Nancy Menning, Philosophy and Religion, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/nmenning/
Renaissance European Wunderkammern as iconic representations of the Book of Nature, narrating climate change as a rite of passage, Terry Tempest Williams and the religious ecology of Mormon Utah

Jerry Mirskin, Writing, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/mirskin/
Literacy and service learning

Matt Mogekwu, Journalism, School of Communication
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/mmogekwu/
Sustainable development in Africa

Hormoz Movassaghi, Finance and International Business, School of Business
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/hormoz/publications/
“Investing with a Mission: An Empirical Analysis of ‘Socially Responsible’ Mutual Funds”
“Social Responsible Investing: Does it Pay Off?”
“Sustainable Management Practices and Financial Performance: A Multi-Industry/Country Study.”

Jennifer Muller, Anthropology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jlmuller/
Bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology, trauma-related morbidity and mortality, health disparities

Katherine (Kit) Muma, Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/muma/
Neuroecology of moth/bat interactions

Denise Nuttall, Anthropology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/dnuttall/
Cultural Anthropology, South Asia, Ethnomusicology

Lauren O'Connell, Art History, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/oconnell/
History of Architecture and Urbanism

Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, Environmental Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/kolsonramanujan/
Sustainability Education and Permaculture Design

Shaianne Osterreich, Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/sosterreich/
Globalization, International Trade, Poverty Alleviation, Gender

Tom Pfaff, Mathematics, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://www.ithaca.edu/tpfaff/sustainability.htm
Infusion of sustainability into applied Math, Probability & Statistics

Michael "Bodhi" Rogers, Physics, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/mrogers/
Archaeogeophysics, Ground-based Remote Sensing

Patricia Rodriguez, Politics, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/prodriguez/
Outcomes of protest and political interactions of land-related social movements in Latin America; indigenous politics

Susan Rosenthal, Management, School of Business
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/roses/publications/
“anagerial & Legal Perspectives on the Green Building Movement.”
“How Green is My Building? The Coming Tsunami of Green Litigation.”

Jack Rossen, Anthropology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/jrossen/
Archaeology, archaeobotany, ethnobotany,

Gordon Rowland, Strategic Communication, School of Communication
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/rowland/scholar/
Leading change management efforts, social systems, systems thinking

Joel Savishinsky, Department of Anthropology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/savishin/
The Trial of the Hare: Environment and Stress in a Sub-Arctic Community

Ron Schassburger, Exercise and Sports Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/rschassburger/
Wolf Behavior—Social Organization & Communication Systems; pharmacognosy & zoopharmacognosy;
Universal Design Concepts and Multimodal Exhibits Zoos, Aquaria, Nature Centers & Museums

Cyndy Scheibe, Psychology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/scheibe/
http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/
Media literacy, media construction of environmental and sustainability issues

Elan Shapiro, Environmental Studies and Sciences, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/eshapiro/
Social Movements, social/environmental justice

Tom Shevory, Politics, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/shevory/
Law, public policy, and popular culture, with special attention to health and environment. Co-director of Finger
Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

Christopher Sinton, Environmental Studies and Sciences, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/csinton/
Water quality and carbon sequestration in local ecosystems

Bruce Smith, Biology/Biochemistry, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/smithb/
Organismal-level biology of invertebrates, involving ecology, behavior and evolution.

Michael Smith, History, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/mismith/
Environmental History and Public History

Pat Spencer, Writing, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/pspencer/
Grant writing; experiential learning and civic engagement course design

Sandra Steingraber, Environmental Studies and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/ssteingraber/
Environmental toxicology

Maura Stephens, Journalism, School of Communication
http://staff.ithaca.edu/mstephens/shortbio/
Social justice issues, hydrofracking

Anne Stork Environmental Studies and Sciences, School of Humanities and Sciences
Conservation Biology

Susan Swensen, Biology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/sswensen/
Plant molecular systematics (use of molecular data to reconstruct the evolutionary history of plants);
sustainability science projects

Alicia Swords, Sociology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/aswords/
Social Movements and Social Change, movement-centered service learning

Bruce Thompson, Physics, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/bthompso/
Elephant seismic signalling

David Turkon, Anthropology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/dturkon/
Sociocultural anthropology, political ecology

Paula Turkon, Anthropology, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/pturkon/
Mesoamerican and U.S. Southwest archaeology and paleoethnobotany

Scott Ulrich, Chemistry, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/sulrich/
Synthesis of inhibitors to bacterial communication systems to produce antibacterial compounds that do not drive antibiotic resistance.

Fred Wilcox, Writing, School of Humanities and Sciences
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/fwilcox/
War, non-violence, environmentalism

Cory L. Young, Strategic Communications, School of Communication
http://www.ithaca.edu/profiles/cv/cv_clyoung.pdf
Corporate social responsibility

Patricia Zimmermann, Cinema, Photography & Media Arts, School of Communication
http://faculty.ithaca.edu/patty/research/
Co-director, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival


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