Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.55
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Westminster College - Utah
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 11.33 / 12.00 Keaton Schrank
Environmental Center Manager
Environmental Center
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
97

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
32

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
32.99

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
33

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
22

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
66.67

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

Biology:
Bonnie Baxter- astrobiology, microbial diversity of the Great Salt Lake
Dave Kimberley- environmental toxicology
David Parrott- plant-microbe interactions and drought tolerance
Chemistry:
Robyn Hyde- aquatic ecology, limnology
Frank Black- environmental biogeochemistry
Communication:
Matthew Baker- environmental journalism
Economics
Michael Mano- public education reform, state employment growth
John Watkins- consumer capitalism & mass production
Education:
Peggy Cain- learning and social change
Eleonor Castillo- historical and social-culture foundations of education
Marilee Coles-Ritchie- Indigenous and local knowledge, multicultural education
English:
Ranjan Adiga- South Asian diaspora, immigration
Eileen Chanza Torres- Black diasporic literatures
Environmental Studies:
Christy Clay- food systems, urban agriculture
Brent Olson- climate justice
Xiumei Pu- gender and climate change, indigenous environmental thought, ecofeminism
Finance:
Rick Haskell- curriculum development: personal ethics & social responsibility in The Art of Adulting
History:
Kathryn Julian- ecology of scared spaces
Jeff Nichols- environmental history
Honors:
Julie Stewart- human rights, immigration, US migration policy
Justice Studies:
Connie Etter- power and resistence in societal structures
Giancarlo Panagia- public policy and land exchanges
Management:
Susan Arsht- organizational climate
Mathematics:
Kenan Ince- inequity and social justice in mathematics
Outdoor Education and Leadership:
Kellie Gerbers- organizational culture and equity in outdoor recreation and outoor education
Philosophy:
Kara Barnette- environmental ethics
Physics:
Julia Kamenetzky- light pollution
Political Science:
Mike Zarkin- environmental politics, US regulatory agencies
Psychology:
Jonathan Amburgey- environmental psychology, human-environment interactions
Julian Mendez- social and systemic barriers in education for Latine and first-generation students
Public Health:
Colette McAffee- inequity in healthcare
Sociology:
Kristjane Nordmeyer- white saviorism, sexual violence


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

An email survey containing the definition of sustainability research from STARS was sent out to all deans, asking them to report all faculty members from their departments that are engaged in sustainability research. The attached list was generated based on their responses.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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