Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.61
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.87 / 12.00 David Voelker
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):

Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

Abler, Rebecca Professor Biology/Natural and Applied Sciences CSET water quality; environmental literacy; sustainable land management; TMDL, EPA 9 Key Element Plan
Arendt, John Director, EMBI & Office of Sustainability EMBI CSET resource management, waste reduction, recycling and campus sustainability
Ashmann, Scott Professor Education CHESW impacts of nature-based early childhood education and the ways in which associated curricula are developed
Austin, Andrew Associate Professor Democracy and Justice Studies & Sociology CAHSS anti-environmentalism; climate change denialism
Bakshi, Mandeep Singh Associate Professor Chemistry CSET Sustainable Nanomaterials; Regenerative Biodiesel Microemulsions
Bansal, Gaurav Professor Business Cofrin School of Business CSR and environmental stewardship
Baumgart, Paul Assistant Scientist Natural & Applied Sciences CSET watershed science
Bozzo, Alexander Lecturer Philosophy and Humanities CAHSS Corporate sustainability; animal welfare; climate change; factory farming
Chandna, Vallari Associate Professor Management and Marketing Cofrin School of Business Research in CSR, sustainable practices, degrowth, sustainability and entrepreneurship)
Collins, Kevin Assistant Professor Music CAHSS sound pollution
Cruz, Marcelo Associate Professor Public and Environmental Affairs CAHSS Urban Planning; Urban Design; Regional Planning; Community Development; Indigenous Planning
Deetz, Kristy Professor Art and Design Art and Ecology; Materiality and Sustainability; Painting and Drawing as it connects to current ideas and exploration of Materiality, Sustainability, and Ecology.
Draney, MIchael Professor Natural & Applied Sciences CSET Conservation Biology (especially conservation of terrestrial arthropods); use of arthopods as indicators of environmental health and quality; Arachnid conservation (member of IUCN global Spider/Scorpion Specialist Group).
Deuerling, Kelly Assistant Professor Geoscience CSET groundwater-surface water interaction; effects of anthropogenic practices on surface and groundwaters
Fermanich, Kevin Professor and Extension Specialist Natural and Applied Sciences and EMBI CSET water quality improvement; soil health assessment; soil carbon sequestration; agricultural water sustainability; community watershed sustainability
Forsythe, Patrick Associate Professor Biology CSET population ecology and conservation biology focusing on aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region
Gates, Alison Professor Art and Design, Art/Textiles CAHSS Sustainable studio dye practices; sourcing of sustainable and/or "green" art supplies and textiles.
Giese, Erin Senior Research Specialist Cofrin Center for Biodiversity CSET birds, anurans, Great Lakes coastal wetlands
Grubisha, Lisa Associate Professor Biology CSET Fungal ecology and evolution, Microbial diversity and function, Conservation Biology, Population Genetics, Phylogenetics
Gunn, Kpoti Assistant Professor Resch School of Engineering CSET agricultural water management; wastewater treatment; hydrologic system modeling; stream ecosystems restoration; and groundwater management
Gurtu, Amulya Professor Business Cofrin School of Business sustainable supply chain management, offshore outsourcing, environmental policies, emissions accounting
Hein, Richard Professor of Biology NAS/Biology CSET water quality; nutrient pollution; stream restoration
Helpap, David Associate Professor PEA (Public Administration/Political Science) CAHSS local public management, expenditures, and policy making--including how communities respond to specific problems such as growth and environmental concerns/contamination; brownfield redevelopment
Holly, Michael Assistant Professor Resch School of Engineering CSET Water and wastewater treatment, emerging contaminates, agricultural waste management, farm system modeling
Hossain, Md Maruf Associate Professor Electrical Engineering (Resch School of Engineering) CSET Wind Energy Conversion Systems; Solar Energy Conversion Systems; Integrating Renewable Energy Sources with Power Grid
Houghton, Christopher Assistant Research Scientist / Adjunct Professor Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Laboratory CSET community ecology of Lake Michigan fishes, invasive species interactions, habitat classification and utilization by fish, and remote sensing
Howe, Robert Professor Natural & Applied Sciences; Cofrin Center for Biodiversity CSET northern forest ecosystems (Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot); natural areas stewardship research on forest, wetland, and grassland restoration; watershed management; endangered species (Piping Plover, endangered bats), Great Lakes coastal wetlands, and the lower Green Bay ecosystem
Katers, John Dean College of Science, Engineering, and Technology CSET Waste management and recycling; agricultural waste management; renewable energy systems; pollution prevention and waste minimization
King, Stephanie Graduate Assistant Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Cofrin Center for Biodiversity UW Sea Grant; Green Bay-area Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) database of aquatic, wetland, and prairie plants, shrubs, and trees
Linder, Daniel Adjunct Professor, Associate Lecturer Finance Cofrin School of Business interconnection between finance and natural resources (natural resources; conservation; ESG; green buildings; environmental economics; climate finance; sustainable building design; sustainable building assessment systems; global real estate sustainability benchmarking; green building economics)
Luczaj, John Professor Geoscience and Water Science within Natural & Applied Sciences CSET "groundwater quality and pollution; monitoring of groundwater resources
Mahfuz, Mohammad Upal Associate Professor Resch School of Engineering CSET Smart Cities; Sustainable Technologies; Sustainable Engineering; Smart Grids; Internet of Things
Mauel, Lauren Lecturer Education & Business CHESW educational outreach, educational equity, feminist studies.
McIntire, Michael Associate Professor Chemistry CSET water remediation (sol-gel chemistry)
McQuade Dewhirst, Michelle Professor Music CAHSS music composition; inclusive arts programming; diversifying the music curriculum
Meinhardt, Daniel Associate Professor Human Biology CSET psychology of conservation biology; Curator of Richter Museum of Natural History
Merkel, Brian Associate Professor Human Biology CSET Tiny Earth Project (soil environments and antibiotic production)
Meyer, Steven Associate Professor NAS/Geoscience CSET weather forecast accuracy
Morgan, Eric Associate Professor Democracy and Justice Studies, History, Global Studies CAHSS national parks; hiking; wilderness; land ethic; Aldo Leopold
Nesvet, Rebecca Associate Professor English/Humanities CAHSS documentary editing project on Henry David Thoreau and Walden
Pangarkar, Aniruddha Assistant Professor Business Cofrin School of Business consumer behavior and sustainability (minimalism)
Phoenix, Laurel Associate Professor Public and Environmental Affairs CAHSS climate change-induced urban flooding; wastewater management on karst landscapes; transitioning to sustainable communities; building community food security; energy descent
Ranganathan, Sampath Professor Marketing Cofrin School of Business environmental concern in purchasing
Richer, Renee Assistant Professor Natural & Applied Sciences CSET biodiversity; urban design; urban ecology
Sallak, William Associate Professor Music CAHSS Audio documentation of environmental phenomena for educational, documentary, and scientific purposes
Shelton, Jon Associate Professor Democracy & Justice Studies & History CAHSS historical sustainability of jobs and economic opportunity in the U.S.
Sherman, Heidi Associate Professor Humanities & History CAHSS Slow textiles; flax; medieval agriculture
Stahlheber, Karen Assistant Professor Biology CSET Ecology of plant communities, connections between diversity and ecosystem services, and ecological restoration
Stevens, Lois Assistant Professor First Nations Studies CHESW Oneida Nation of Wisconsin climate adaptation
Stoll, John Austin E. Cofrin Professor of Management, Professor of Economics Public and Environmental Affairs CAHSS environmental economics and sustainability; nonmarket valuation; environmental quality; environmental policy; sustainable management; recreation and tourism
Terry, Patricia Professor and Chair, Resch School of Engineering Resch School of Engineering CSET water remediation, green roofs
Vandenhouten, Christine Professor, Chair Nursing & Health Studies CHESW health equity; sustainable healthcare; green buildings; environmental healthcare ethics; healthcare use of energy, water, etc.; green purchasing
Voelker, David Professor Humanities/History CAHSS historical development of sustainability; wilderness preservation; First Nations and sustainability
Warner, Lora Associate Professor Public and Environmental Affairs CAHSS Community research using secondary data on Quality of life in NEW; community needs assessment on the health care needs of Hispanic residents
Webster, Bobbie Natural Areas Ecologist Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Cofrin Center for Biodiversity watershed planning; nutrient and sediment reduction; reduction of impervious surfaces; pollinator habitat; pollinator corridor; environmental justice in northeast Wisconsin
Wefferling, Keir Assistant Professor, Herbarium Curator Biology, Environmental Science and Policy Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Botany; plant systematics; cytogeography; phylogeography
West, Keith Associate Professor Geoscience CSET Public involvement in environmental remediation, planning, and monitoring
Wheat, Elizabeth Associate Professor Public and Environmental Affairs CAHSS Environmental Law; Environmental Justice
Williams, Christopher Assistant Professor English/Humanities CAHSS Ecopoetics; ecological crisis in contemporary media
Wilson-Doenges, Georjeanna Professor Psychology CAHSS wilderness preservation; psychological benefits of nature; biophilia and design
Wolf, Amy Professor Natural & Applied Sciences CSET ecological sustainability
Wondergem, Julie Associate Professor Natural & Applied Sciences (Chemistry) CSET Biologically active natural product synthesis
Zhu, Le Associate Professor Human Biology CSET iron in the food matrix (bioavailability & nutritional deficiencies)
Zorn, Michael Associate Dean and Professor Natural & Applied Sciences (Chemistry) CSET environmental chemistry; environmental monitoring; DIY environmental sensors; smartphone-based chemical sensors

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

A survey was sent to faculty. Additionally, chairs and deans reported on sustainability research to add to the inventory. This inventory includes academic and non-academic staff.

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