Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.61
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Saint Louis University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.67 / 12.00 John Woolschlager
Center for Sustainability
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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:

"Bowen, J.D., Ph.D., Political Science
Cherry, Miriam, J.D., School of Law
Chin, Jae Teuk, Ph.D., Center for Sustainability
Coffin, Sarah, Ph.D., Center for Sustainability
Condoor, Sridhar, Ph.D., Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Crawford, Thomas, Ph.D., Center for Sustainability
Curley, Jami, Ph.D., Social Work
Emo, Brett, Ph.D., Environmental and Occupational Health
Fishman, Jack, Ph.D., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Gharabagi, Roobik, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hall, Damon, Ph.D., Center for Sustainability
Knouft, Jason, Ph.D., Biology
LeRouge, Cynthia, Ph.D., Health Management and Policy
Mattfeldt-Beman, Mildred, Ph.D., Nutrition and Dietetics
Miller, Allison, Ph.D., Biology
Singh, Nitish, Ph.D., International Business
Stump, Donald, Ph.D., English
Trautwein, Tiffany, M.A., Center for Sustainability
Wagner, John, Ph.D., Public Policy
Webb, David, M.S., Center for Sustainability
Woolschlager, John, Ph.D., Center for Sustainability
Wulamu, Abuduwasiti, Ph.D., Center for Sustainability

Graduate Research Assistants, Center for Sustainability (x4)
Graduate Assistants, Facilities Services (x2)

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

A survey was sent to the chairperson of each academic department asking them to identify sustainability research activities within his or her department

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

Saint Louis University faculty members engaged in sustainability research also publish regularly. Below is an example of notable research being conducted by Center for Sustainability assistant professor, Dr. Damon Hall. For a list of recent publications and accomplishments of other Center faculty, please visit the profile pages on the Center for Sustainability Website: http://www.slu.edu/sustainability/about-us/faculty

Center faculty members also collaborate with faculty members in other departments and at other University's on research and interdisciplinary grant proposals.To solve complex sustainability problems, requires teams of experts both within the university, across disciplines, and outside of the university across sectors. For example, the collaborative research that Dr. Damon Hall is involved with integrates biophysical research with social science for the purposes of applying knowledge to decision making that fosters transitions towards sustainability. These efforts have united faculty from biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, sustainability, sociology, communication, ecology, geography, natural resources, forestry, anthropology, and information sciences departments around the country for the purpose of addressing society's most pressing problems. These problems include managing urban streams, urban sustainability design, crowd sourced hydrologic models for predictive decision making, floodplain management, drought impacts on water quality and its mitigation, and public-private partnerships for urban pollinator conservation throughout North America. The aim is collaborative contribution to methods that help shape transformational sustainability science.

The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

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