Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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Stonehill College
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.61 / 12.00 Sue Mooney
Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies Program Director
Biology & Environmental Sciences
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
7

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
80

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
5

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
19

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Bronwyn Bleakley, Assistant Prof, Biology
Kristin Burkholder, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Environmental Sciences & Studies
Cheryl Schnitzer, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Christopher Ives, Professor of Religious Studies
Bridget Meigs, Farm manager, Lecturer, Environmental Sciences & Studies
Susan Mooney, Professor, Environmental Sciences & Studies
Christopher Wetzel, Associate Professor of Sociology


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

Department chairpersons were contacted individually, and the list of faculty publications, presentations and performances that occurred during the test period were reviewed. Additionally, each of the faculty biographies in each department was reviewed.


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

Bronwyn Bleakley: In year one of an NSF Career Grant (5 years; total funding approximately $900,000). Professor Bleakley's lab offers numerous undergraduate student research projects in environmental toxicology and behavioral ecology. Examples include the effects of pesticides on burying beetles and the effects of pesticides on social behavior in guppies. Approximately 20 students are involved each year.

Susan Mooney, Environmental Sciences & Studies and Karen Anderson, Education. “Transformative learning and teaching of environmental science, from college sophomores to urban children.” Science Education & Civic Engagement: An International Journal. 3(2): 38-43, Summer 2011.

Susan Mooney & Jessica Devereaux '16 “Climate change conversations in the community,” Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2014 Annual Conference, Pace University, NYC, NY, June 14, 2014

Susan Mooney “Food Justice: Learning and Action Across Boundaries.” Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2013 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June 20, 2013.


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:
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