Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.42
Liaison Matthew Muchna
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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Northern Arizona University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.88 / 12.00 Karen Appleby
Senior Assistant to the Provost
Provost Office
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
238

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
110

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
46.22

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
41

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
25

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
60.98

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Faculty Member University Department
Acker, Tom Mechanical Engineering
Allen, James Forestry
Anderson, Kristin Center for Science Teaching & Learning
Anderson, Scott School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Atkins, Steve Mechanical Engineering
Auberle, William Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ayers, Tina Biological Sciences
Beier, Paul Forestry
Belnap, Ryan Bilby Research Center
Carroll, Richard Institute for Human Development
Chambers, Carol Forestry
Choate, Darren Management
Ciocanel, Constantin Mechanical Engineering
Clark, Joelle Bilby Research Center
Clark, Tim Franke College of Business
Cobb, Neil Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Coles, Romand Community, Culture & the Environment
Covington, Wally Ecological Restoration Institute
Crawley, Diedre Institute for Future Workforce Development
Decker, Rand Civil & Environmental Engineering
Deubendorfer, Ernest Geology
Downard, Jeff Philosophy
Dickson, Brett School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Downum, Chris Anthropology
Dutton, Paul Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute
English, Karan Landsward Institute
Fernandez, Luis Sustainable Communities
Flikkema, Paul Electrical Engineering
Foster, Jeffrey MGEN - Microbial Genomics
Foti, Pam Geography, Planning & Recreation
Fox, Wayne Business Administration
Fule, Pete Ecological Restoration Institute
Gehring, Catherine Biological Sciences
Gerard, Allen MGEN - Microbial Genomics
Gess-Newsome, Julie Center for Science Teaching & Learning
Gibb, Alice Biological Sciences
Golden, Angela Nursing
Gould, Larry NAU Yuma - Educational Teaching & Learning
Grabe, William English
Gremillion, Paul School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Guerrero, Shannon Mathematics & Statistics
Gumerman, George Anthropology
Hall, Melvin Educational Psychology
Hardy, Lisa Anthropology
Heinrich, Paul Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Hoftstetter, Richard Forestry
Houchard, Andrea Philosophy
Hovis, Keith Educational Support Programs
Huang, Rulhong Geography, Planning & Recreation
Hubbard, Terry Educational Support Programs
Huenneke, Laura Provost
Huffman, Ann Psychology
Huffman, David Ecological Restoration Institute
Hultine, Kevin School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Hungate, Bruce Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Hurst, Stephanie Chemistry & Biochemistry
Hurteau, Matthew Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Ingram, Jani Chemistry & Biochemistry
Janis, Maxine Dental Hygiene
Johnson, Matthew Colorado Plateau Research Station
Johnson, Nancy School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Kain, Daniel College of Education, Dean's Office
Kang, Okim English
Kaufman, Darrell School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Keim, Paul MGEN - Microbial Genetics
Khatibi, Mehrdad Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
Kipple, Alison Electrical Engineering
Kim, Yeon-Su Forestry
Koch, George Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Lee, Martha Forestry
Li, Dan Electrical Engineering
Liu, Cindy MGEN - Microbial Genomics
Majestic, Brian Chemistry & Biochemistry
Maniglia, Rebecca Criminology & Criminal Justice
Manone, Mark Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Marks, Jane Biological Sciences
Martin, Joseph Educational Leadership
Mattson, David Colorado Plateau Research Station
Mellott, Ramona Graduate College
Minkler, Sam School of Communication
Miller, Cheryl Forestry
Moline, Angie School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Nielsen, Erik School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Nowak, Erika Colorado Plateau Research Station
Odem, Wilbert Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ort, Michael School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Parnell, Roderic School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Parson, Sean Politics and International Relations
Peterson, Patricia Education Specialties
Propper, Catherine Biological Sciences
Reid, Mary School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Roberts, Craig Civil & Environmental Engineering
Robinson, Marin Chemistry & Biochemistry
Rogers, Tom Construction Management and Master of Public Administration
Schiefer, Erik Geography, Planning & Recreation
Schultz, Leslie Health Sciences
Short, Calvin School of Communication
Silbert, Shelley Office of the Vice President for Research
Sisk, Thomas School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
Smaglik, Edward Civil & Environmental Engineering
Smiley, Frances Anthropology
Smith, Zachary Politics and International Relations
Sommer, Stefan Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Springer, Abe Arizona Water Institute
Talakte, Catherine Educational Support Programs
Theimer, Tad Biological Sciences
Thode, Andrea Forestry
Trotter, Robert Anthropology
Tuanyok, Apichai MGEN - Microbial Genomics
Umhoefer, Paul Geology
Vadasz, Peter Mechanical Engineering
Virgil, Cecil NAU Yuma
Waring, Kristen Forestry
Wagner, Dave MGEN - Microbial Genomics
Websdale, Amy Civic Service Institute
Whipple, Amy Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Whitham, Thomas Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research
Wilce, James Anthropology
Williams, Susan Franke College of Business


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

Office of Research staff compiled a list of sponsored projects with key words including sustainability, sustainable, environment, environmental, ecology, ecological, conservation, natural resources. The list of titles of these projects were reviewed by the NAU Academic Sustainability Programs Steering Committee and sustainability focused research was determined. The investigators for these projects were then added to the list.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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