Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Stout
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.82 / 12.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

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

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

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

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:

Robert Atwell, School of Art and Design
Maleka Hashmi, Biology Department
Amanda Little, Biology Department
Stephen Nold, Biology Department
Scott McGovern, Biology Department
Marcia Miller-Rodeberg, Chemistry Department
Forest Schultz, Chemistry Department
Jonathan Firisch, Chemistry Department
Ana Vande Lind, Chemistry Department
Matthew Ray, Chemistry Department
John Kirk, Chemistry Department
Dimitri Kadnikov, Chemistry Department
John Killingsworth, Construction Department
Joesph Wright, Construction Department
Virginia Lea, School of Education
Barbara Fom, School of Education
Joan Menefee, Department of English and Philosophy
Scott Springer, Engineering and Technology Department
Wendy Stary, Engineering and Technology Department
Food and Nutrition Department encompasses all eight tenure faculty members to engage in sustainability research
Markie Blumer, Human Development & Family Studies Department
David Ding, Operations and Management Department
Laura E. McCullough, Physics Department
Matt Kuchta, Physics Department
Nels Paulson, Social Science Department
Kim Zagorski, Social Science Department
Tom Pearson, Social Science Department
Tina Lee, Social Science Department
Chris Ferguson, Social Science Department
Crystal Aschenbrener, Social Science Department

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

In 2014-2015, a GA in the Sustainability Office created a questionnaire for each academic department to complete. In most cases, the GA met with a department's faculty to explain the definition of sustainability and ask instructors if any of their courses were sustainability-focused or sustainability-related. In other cases, the department chair was provided with a copy of the STARS definition of sustainability and the department chair talked to instructors themselves to complete the questionnaire through an online survey or with a private interview with the GA.

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


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.