Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.67
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Mark Lichtenstein
Executive Director of Sustainability
Energy and Sustainability
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
135

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
74

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
54.81

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
8

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
8

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
100

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:

Timothy A. Volk: Forest and Natural Resources Management
Ivan Gitsov-Ivanov: Chemistry
David H. Newman: Forest and Natural Resources Management
David J. Nowak: USDA Forest Service
Emanuel J. Carter: Landscape Architecture
James Gibbs: Environmental and Forest Biology
Karin E. Limburg: Environmental and Forest Biology
Myron J. Mitchell: Environmental and Forest Biology
Brenda J. Nordenstam: Environmental Studies
Rene H. Germain: Forest and Natural Resources Management
Theodore A. Endreny: Environmental Resources Engineering
John M. Farrel: Environmental and Forest Biology
Robin W. Kimmerer: Environmental and Forest Biology
Neil H. Ringler: Research Programs
Greg L. Boyer: Chemistry
Shijie Liu: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
Christopher A. Nowak: Forest and Natural Resources Management
Gary M. Scott: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
James M. Hassett: Environmental Resources Engineering
Raymond C. Francis: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Donald J. Leopold: Environmental and Forest Biology
Mark S. Driscoll: Research Programs
Lindi Quackenbush: Environmental Resources Engineering
John C. Stella: Forest and Natural Resources Management
Biljana Bujanovic: Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
William A. Powell: Environmental and Forest Biology
Georgios E. Mountrakis: Environmental Resources Engineering
Colin Beier: Environmental and Forest Biology
Neal M. Abrams: Chemistry
Ruth Yanai: Forest and Natural Resources Management
Stephen A. Teale: Environmental and Forest Biology
Diane M. Kuehn: Forest and Natural Resources Management
Christopher T. Nomura: Chemistry
Melissa Fierke: Environmental and Forest Biology
Valerie Luzadis: Environmental Studies
Stacy A. McNulty: Environmental and Forest Biology
John P. Hassett: Chemistry
Douglas C. Allen: Environmental and Forest Biology
Martin Dovciak: Environmental and Forest Biology
Danilo D. Fernando: Environmental and Forest Biology
Jacqueline Frair: Environmental and Forest Biology
Jungho Im: Environmental Resources Engineering
Theresa Selfa: Environmental Studies
Philippe Vidon: Forest and Natural Resources Management
Christopher M. Whipps: Environmental and Forest Biology
Charles N. Kroll: Environmental Resource Engineering
Theodore S. Dibble: Chemistry
Russell D. Briggs: Forest and Natural Resources Management


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

“Sustainability” as defined in the 2012 ESF Middle States assessment (self-study) document was “a commitment to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” At ESF, at least eight categories of externally-funded research can be regarded as “Sustainability Research.” These were utilized in identification of Sustainability Research in the Middle States Self-Study, and subsequently updated in 2016 and 2019.

The Research Foundation for SUNY maintains a list of funded sustainability related research projects. There are currently over 80 Sustainability Awards Ending 6-1-2013 to 12-31-2020 (link to list of awards below).


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