Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 2, 2016
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Miami University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.00 / 12.00 James Oris
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship and Dean of the Graduate School
Office of the Provost
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
90

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
281

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
20

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
32

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:

We do not currently track sustainability research specifically, but analysis of recent funded research shows 90 different grant-funded projects related to sustainability, as documented through key-word analysis of the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship 2011-12 Annual Report. In addition, others are involved in non-funded research. Highlights in both categories are below:

Mary Rogero (Architecture and Interior Design)
Mary Ben Bonham (Architecture and Interior Design)
Steven Elliott (Economics)
Lei Kerr (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
C.S. Chen (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Mark Boardman (Geology)
Ellen Currano (Geology)
David Prytherch (Geography)
Kimberly Medley (Geography)
William Renwick (Geography)
Lisa Ellram (Management)
Robert Dahlstrom (Marketing)
Rachael Morgan-Kiss (Microbiology)
Catherine Almquist (Paper and Chemical Engineering)
Tom Crist (Zoology)
Richard Lee (Zoology)
Ann Rypstra (Zoology)
Craig Williamson (Zoology)


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

Search for sustainability research in our grants and contracts database.


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

In FY 2012 faculty researchers received more than $3.5 million in grants and contracts to pursue research related to the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainability. Highlights include:
* Craig Williamson (Biology) works with the Global Change Limnology Lab provides service to the U.N. Environment Programme Environmental Effects Assessment Panel
* Ellen Currano (Geology) research on past climates has been featured in National Geographic.
* Rachael Morgan-Kiss (Microbiology) and Richard Lee (Biology) conduct climate change research as part of the U.S. Antarctic Research program.
* Tom Crist (Biology) researches the impacts of environmental change on ecosystems services.


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