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Submission Date June 17, 2013
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Lawrence University
ER-16: Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kathleen Isaacson
Associate Professor / Chair Committee on Sustainability 2012-2013
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The number of faculty members engaged in sustainability research:
11

The total number of faculty members engaged in research:
120

Names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:

Marcia Bjornerud (Geology), Jeff Clark (Geology), Andrew Knudsen (Geology), Ron Tank (Geology), Monica Rico (History), Jason Brozek (Government), David Gerard (Economics), Jesse Palmer (East Asian Studies), Bart De Stasio (Biology), Judith Humphries (Biology), Jake Frederick (History)


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A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:
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Brief descriptions of up to 4 recent notable accomplishments by faculty engaged in sustainability research, including names and department affiliations:

Marcia Bjornerud, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies, prepared a report for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Service, "Geochemical, Mineralogical and Structural Characterization of the Tyler Formation and Ironwood Iron Formation, Gogebic Range, northern Wisconsin", as part of a baseline study to understand the potential effects of an open pit mine near Lake Superior.

Professor Marcia Bjornerud is well known for her recent book "Reading the Rocks" which is, in part, a commentary on the role of humans on Earth. Dr. Bjornerud is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and is widely published both in the popular press as well as professionally.

Emeriti Professor Ron Tank wrote the first textbook on Environmental Geology in 1973. He continues to teach and remain active in environmental causes.

David Gerard is currently working on a chapter for a textbook entitled “Introduction to Sustainable Engineering”


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