Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Sewanee - The University of the South
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.39 / 12.00 Nick Cookson
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
159

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
35

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
22.01

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
33

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
14

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
42.42

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

School of Theology (1):
Andrew Thompson
Anthropology (2):
Richard O'Connor
Celeste Ray
Art/ Art History (2):
Greg Pond
Pradip Malde
Biology (6):
Kristen Cecela
Thea Edwards
David Haskell
Jon Evans
Deb McGrath
Kirk Zigler
Chemistry (1):
Emily White
Economics (5):
Stephen Ford
Aaron Elrod
Yasmeen Mohiuddin
Marc St-Pierre
Katherine Theyson
English (1):
John Gatta
Environmental Studies (4):
Sarah Sherwood
Russell Fielding
Daniel Carter
Keri Watson
Forestry and Geology (5):
Ken Smith
Martin Knoll
Karen Kuers
Scott Torreano
Chris Van de Ven
History (2):
John Willis
Roger Levine
Politics (2):
Scott Wilson
Paige Schneider
Psychology (2):
Sherry Hamby
Karen Yu
Religion (1):
Sid Brown
Russian (1):
Mark Preslar


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

In 2013, all of the department chairs were contacted by the Office of Sustainability, asking who in their department were conducting "sustainability-related" and "sustainability-focused" research. Once this list of potential candidates was known, we contacted individual faculty. In 2014, for STARS 2.0, new faculty were analyzed through the same method. And in 2018, for STARS 2.1, course offerings for the previous year were reviewed and research affirmed by faculty.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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