Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date July 11, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Smith College
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.00 / 12.00 Joanne Benkley
Assistant Director
Center for the Environment
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
44

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
120

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
18

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
36

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:

Graham Kent, Biological Sciences
Jesse Bellamare, Biological Sciences
Laura A. Katz, Biological Sciences
Michael Baressi, Biological Sciences
Paulette Peckol, Biological Sciences
Robert Dorit, Biological Sciences
Robert Merritt, Biological Sciences
Thomas Litwin, Biological Sciences
Virginia Hayssen, Biological Sciences
Kate Queeney, Chemistry
Candice Salyers, Dance
Susan Sayre, Economics
Andrew Guswa, Engineering
Denise McKahn, Engineering
Sarah Moore, Engineering
Donna Riley, Engineering
Judith Cardell, Engineering
Paul Voss, Engineering
Susannah Howe, Engineering
Julianne Busa, Environmental Science and Policy
Jon Caris, Environmental Science and Policy
Ninian Stein, Environmental Science and Policy
Ann Leone, French/ Landscape Studies
Amy Rhodes, Geosciences
H. Allen Curran , Geosciences
H. Robert Burger, Geosciences
Robert Newton , Geosciences
Gregory White, Government
Daniel Gardner , History
Justin Cammy Jewish Studies
Reid Bertone-Johnson, Landscape Studies
Christophe Gole, Mathematics and Statistics
Katherine Halvorsen, Mathematics and Statistics
Pamela Matheson, Mathematics and Statistics
Jeffry Ramsey, Philosophy
Nathanael Fortune, Physics
Benita Jackson, Psychology
Beth Powell, Psychology
Peter de Villiers, Psychology
Leslie King, Sociology
Malcolm McNee, Spanish and Portuguese
Michelle Joffroy, Spanish and Portuguese
Clare Booth Luce
Elsie Damon Simonels
Louise C. Harrington


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

Followed the manual guidelines. Used knowledge of work from the last year in updates, left some from previous STARS.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
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The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:
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