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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
ER-16: Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Prytherch
Associate Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Department of Geography
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The number of faculty members engaged in sustainability research:
90

The total number of faculty members engaged in research:
281

Names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:

We do not currently track sustainability research specifically, but analysis of recent funded research shows 90 different grant-funded projects related to sustainability, as documented through key-word analysis of the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship 2011-12 Annual Report. In addition, others are involved in non-funded research. Highlights in both categories are below:

Mary Rogero (Architecture and Interior Design)
Mary Ben Bonham (Architecture and Interior Design)
Steven Elliott (Economics)
Lei Kerr (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
C.S. Chen (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Mark Boardman (Geology)
Ellen Currano (Geology)
David Prytherch (Geography)
Kimberly Medley (Geography)
William Renwick (Geography)
Lisa Ellram (Management)
Robert Dahlstrom (Marketing)
Rachael Morgan-Kiss (Microbiology)
Catherine Almquist (Paper and Chemical Engineering)
Tom Crist (Zoology)
Richard Lee (Zoology)
Ann Rypstra (Zoology)
Craig Williamson (Zoology)


The website URL where the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research is posted :
A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:
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Brief descriptions of up to 4 recent notable accomplishments by faculty engaged in sustainability research, including names and department affiliations:

In FY 2012 faculty researchers received more than $3.5 million in grants and contracts to pursue research related to the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainability. Highlights include:
* Craig Williamson (Zoology) works with the Global Change Limnology Lab provides service to the U.N. Environment Programme Environmental Effects Assessment Panel
* Ellen Currano (Geology) research on past climates has been featured in National Geographic.
* Rachael Morgan-Kiss (Microbiology) and Richard Lee (Zoology) conduct climate change research as part of the U.S. Antarctic Research program.
* Tom Crist (Zoology) researches the impacts of environmental change on ecosystems services.


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

Information supplied by the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship, James Oris, Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship and Dean of the Graduate School

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.