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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Gail Valentine
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.08 / 12.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
11

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
65

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:
13

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:

Economics (Laurie Bates, Sam Mirmirani – health care costs and quality)
History & Social Studies (Nicole Freiner – global studies in Asia; Judy McDonnell, Sandra Enos)
Marketing (Sharmin Attaran, Stephanie Boyer, Michael Gravier, Jane McKay Nesbitt)
Management (John Visich, sustainable supply chains; Angela Wicks, quality control and operations management in health care)
Science & Technology (Gaytha Langlois, marine ecology and coral reef management; Julia Crowley-Parmentier and Dan McNally, degradation of petroleum pollutants; Qin Leng and Hong Yang, climate change studies; and Christopher Reid, bacterial footprints in riverine sediments).


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

(1) Counted the number of faculty that are likely to include sustainability issues or projects in their research.
(2) Included the departments where these faculty reside.
(3) For the total departments with any kind of research, I assumed that all departments have at least one researcher among their ranks.


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

Analysis of Students’ Environmental Responsibility on Perceptions of Green Building Attributes. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 2014. Sharmin Attaran, Blige Celik

Comparison of Environmental Responsibility of Construction Management Students Based on Exposure to Sustainability in Curricula and on Campus. International Journal of Construction Education and Research. 2013. Blige Celik, Sharmin Attaran,

Analytic Hierarchy Process: An Application in Green Building Market Research
International Review of Marketing and Management. 2013. Sharmin Attaran, Blige Celik


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.