Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.74
Liaison Catherine Lockhart
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.88 / 12.00 Jeff Clark
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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:

1.Beth Haines (Psychology): current research focuses on the addressing the root causes of poverty by teaching young children (preschool) mindfulness skills to improve their executive function, self-regulation, and social-emotional skills.
2.Lori Hilt (Psychology): One area of research involves suicide prevention in youth (related to SDG 3.4)
3.Jeff Clark (Geoscience): stream restoration, carbon sequestration
4.Andrew Knudsen (Geoscience): urban soil contamination
5.Monica Rico (History): history of environmentalism and the west - relationship between the natural sciences, the visual arts, and economic change in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century North America
6.Jason Brozek (Government): international environmental security, with a focus on conflict over transboundary freshwater resources
7.David Gerard (Economics): Environmental and Resource Economics
8.Bart De Stasio (Biology): aquatic food web response to invasive species
9.Mark Jenike (Anthropology): nutritional ecology - the concept of culture as it relates to diet, exercise, and nutritional health
10.Claudena Skran (Government): refugees, international development, currently engaged in a research study of the sustainability of aid projects designed to assist refugees in West Africa.
11.Deanna Donohoue (Chemsitry): ozone production and methane emission from conventional and unconventional oil and gas infrastructure
12.Jodi Sedlock (Biology): acoustic bat monitoring to understand local bat activity and effect of soundscapes on bat behavior
13.Alyssa Hakes (Biology): invasive species impacts
14.Israel Del Toro (Biology): urban pollinators
15.Jake Frederick (History): history of globalization and impact on native cultures
16.Peter Peregrin (Antrhopology): the role of social connections in resilience to natural disasters

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

Email poll of all faculty using AASHE template. Number of "research" faculty was determined by removing conservatory, art, library, and theater faculty from list (acquired through provost) as these faculty do not conduct research. Adjunct and visiting faculty also excluded.

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

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