Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.68 / 12.00 David Heithaus
Director of Green Initiatives
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

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:

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

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

Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

Andrew Kerkhoff-Biology
Interests: biology, biogeography, evolution, conservation, and education


Jay Corrigan-Economics
Interests: environmental and resource economics, agricultural economics, public sector economics


Robert Alexander - Economics
Rob Alexander is an ecological economist with research interests in bioeconomic modeling and the economics of biodiversity conservation.


Ruth Heindel-Environmental Studies
Interests: polar regions, soil, atmospheric dust, biogeochemical cycles


Katie Black-Economics
Interests: environmental and resource economics, regional science and urban economics


Shaun Golding-Sociology
Interests: environmental sociology, migration, spatial inequality


Chris Bickford-Biology
Interests: Plant physiology


Siobhan Fennessy-Biology
Interests: Wetlands, carbon restoration

Yutan Getzler: Chemistry
Interests: chemical recycling


Mo Hunsen-Chemistry
Interests: Chemical and enzymatic catalysis, green oxidation reactions, biodegradable polymers, carbohydrates and green nanocomposites.


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

We consulted the faculty handbook to start - all faculty members are required to engage in research or scholarship in their field to be eligible for promotion.

Faculty members engaged in sustainability research were identified first by a review of individual faculty pages and then with a follow-up literature search from those faculty tagged as 'likely'. Of the 13 identified as likely 10 had reasonable supporting documentation.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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