Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
70

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
417

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
31

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
41

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:

Greg Adler, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Hieke Alberts, Dept. of Geography and Urban Planning
David Barnhill, Environmental Studies Program, Dept. of English
Jeff Behm, Dept. of Religious Studies and Anthropology
Steve Bentivenga, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Pete Brown, Dept. of Religious Studies and Anthropology
Melissa Bublitz, Dept. of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Kimberly Busse, ERIC Lab
Liz Cannon, Social Justice Program
Chad Cotti, Dept. of Economics
Mamadou Coulibaly, Dept. of Geography and Urban Planning
Kevin Crawford, Dept. of Chemistry
Lisa Dorn, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Aaron Dunckel, Dept. of English
Steven Dunn, Dept. of Finance and Business Law
Dale Feinauer, Dept. of Management and Human Resources
James Feldman, Environmental Studies Program, Dept. of History
Anna Filipova, Dept. of Public Administration
Joshua Garrison, Educational Foundations
Charles Gibson, Dept. of Chemistry
Michael Godfrey, Dept. of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Angela Gray Subulwa, Dept. of Geography and Urban Planning
M. Ryan Haley, Dept. of Economics
Amney Harper, Dept. of Professional Counseling
Douglas Haynes, Dept. of English
Judith Hankes, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
Cary Henson, Dept. of English
Eric Hiatt, Dept. of Geology
Donald Hones, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
Jaya Jambunathan, College of Nursing
Reynee Kachur, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Toivo Kallas, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Jeffery Kaplan, Religious Studies Program
Brian Kermath, Sustainability Office
Alfred Kisubi, Dept. of Human Services and Educational Leadership
Greg Kleinheinz, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Jordan Landry, Dept. of English
Brian Langolf, Biodigestor
David Lishner, Dept. of Psychology
Colin Long, Dept. of Geography and Urban Planning
Andrew Manikas, Dept. of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Eric Matson, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Stephanie May de Montigny, Dept. of Religious Studies and Anthropology
Ava McCall, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
Colleen McDermott, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Susan McFadden, Dept. of Psychology
Elsbeth McPhee, Environmental Studies Program, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Edward Miller, Dept. of Geography and Urban Planning
Anca Miron, Dept. of Psychology
William Mode, Dept. of Geology
Sabrina Mueller-Spitz, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Maureen Muldoon, Dept. of Geology
Robert Pillsbury, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Walter Rainboth, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Barbara Rau, Dept. of Management and Human Resources
Stephen Richards, Dept. of Criminal Justice
Christine Roth, Dept. of English
Jennifer Schuttlefield, Dept. of Chemistry
Druscilla Scribner, Dept. of Political Science
Nilay Sheth, ERIC Lab
Teri Shors, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
James Simmons, Department of Political Science
Tracy Slagter, Dept. of Political Science
Stephanie Spehar, Dept. of Religious Studies and Anthropology
Robert Stelzer, Dept. of Biology & Microbiology
Jerry Thomas, Dept. of Political Science
Sarinda Taengnoi, Dept. of Economics
Paul Van Auken, Dept. of Sociology
Erin Winterrowd, Dept. of Psychology
William Wresch, Dept. of Information Systems


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

Reviewed faculty websites and made inquiries with individual faculty members.


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

1) UWO Professor Jennifer Schuttlefield Christus CCI is a co-PI on the NSF-funded "CCI Solar Center for Innovation in Solar Fuels." Solar research focuses on one of the “holy-grails” of 21st Century chemistry – the efficient and economical conversion of solar energy into stored chemical fuel. CCI Solar investigators are targeting the critical science underpinning the solar-driven decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen. The technological, environmental, economic, and social benefits of renewable solar fuels cannot be overstated: every human being on Earth would be impacted by the development of sustainable energy resources. The CCI Solar research team is actively engaged to bring this goal to fruition. http://www.ccisolar.caltech.edu/

2) UWO Professor Stephanie Spehar, PI: The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) population has declined over 50% during the last 60 years, encounter rates of wild orangutans have decreased six fold, and most scientists estimate fewer than 50,000 individuals survive in the wild. This sharp decline has occurred almost entirely due to human activities and development and is projected to continue into the future. In order to preserve wild orangutan populations, reliable and inexpensive methods are needed for estimating population size and monitoring populations, but such methods are lacking. Furthermore, since the majority of wild populations (~ 75%) are located outside of protected areas, it is imperative to work with local communities and governments to build sustainable policies for management of forest resources. http://www.integratedconservation.org/page/orangutans


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:
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