|Submission Date||Dec. 18, 2015|
AC-9: Academic Research
Professor & Director of Sustainability Studes
College of Arts & Sciences
Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:
This information was obtained was through the Faculty Spotlight tool on www.roosevelt.com, which provides profiles of all full-time RU faculty. Faculty were chosen based on their intellectual contributions in the form of journal articles, books, conference presentations, other academic writings, research sponsorship/leadership activities, and/or whether or not they had received research grants in topical areas related to sustainability. Only full-time (FT) faculty were counted in the survey. Total # of FT Faculty is from the RU Common Data Set for 2013-14; total # of academic departments determined by analysis of RU website in 2015.
A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
RU faculty have engaged in and published many different kinds of research related to and focused specifically on sustainability the last three years. These include dozens of books, book chapters, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, essays, book reviews, non-academic writings, and conference presentations. Key research initiatives include the launching in 2014 of the Policy Research Collaborative, which "an interdisciplinary, applied research center working in partnership with community organizations to address social issues and strengthen metropolitan Chicago communities. The PRC collaborates with organizations of all sizes through community-based research and evaluation projects geared toward developing policy and programmatic solutions. To support these research efforts, the PRC and community partners pursue grants and contracts from a variety of supporting agencies." Another recent initiative is the Roosevelt Urban Sustainability Lab, founded in 2015, which is a student-faculty research collaborative focused on developing, researching, and implementing campus- and community-based urban sustainability projects.
The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:
Research by individual RU faculty is listed on the Faculty Spotlight, available at the link above; these listings are comprehensive but not exhaustive. More detailed information on sustainability-related faculty research can be found at the links below.
Sustainability Studies @ Roosevelt University blog: faculty research
Policy Research Collaborative
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