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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.

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Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
ER-16: Faculty Engaged in Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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The number of faculty members engaged in sustainability research:
53

The total number of faculty members engaged in research:
587

Names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:

*African American Studies: Tara Green
*Anthropology: Susan Andreatta, Joel Gunn, Eric C. Jones
*Biology: Stanley Faeth, Anne Hershey, Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell, Bruce Kirchoff, Elizabeth Lacey, Parke Rublee, Olav Rueppell, Malcolm Schug, Ann Somers, and Gideon Wasserberg
*Business Administration: Channelle D. James
*Chemistry/Biochemistry: Mitch Croatt
*Communication Studies: Sharon Bracci
*Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies: Melanie Carrico, Frederick S. Cottle
*Economics: Garth Heutel, Stephen Holland, Dennis Patrick Leyden, and Albert N. Link
*English: Karen Kilcup, Hephzibah Roskelly, and Bonnie Yarborough
*Entrepreneurship: Dianne H.B Welsh
*Environmental Studies/Sociology: Bill Markham
*Geography: Keith Debbage, Paul Knapp, Jay Lennartson, Dan Royall, and Selima Sultana
*Gerontology Program: Sandy Crawford Leak
*History: Greg O’Brien
*Hospitality and Tourism: Erick Byrd, Bonnie Canziani, Jerrie Hsieh, and Sevil Sonmez
*Human Development and Family Studies: Jonathan Tudge
*Interior Architecture: Travis L. Hicks, Hannah Rose Mendoza, and Tina Sarawgi
*Music: Aaron Allen
*Nutrition: Keith Erikson
*Political Science: Susan Buck
*Psychology: George F. Michel
*Public Health Education: Mark Schulz, Paige Hall Smith
*Religious Studies: David McDuffie
*Social Work: Bob Wineburg
*Sociology: Steve Kroll-Smith, Stephen J. Sills
*Women’s and Gender Studies: Sarah Jane Cervenak


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:
Brief descriptions of up to 4 recent notable accomplishments by faculty engaged in sustainability research, including names and department affiliations:

Note that the research inventory data are from 2011. Once the definition of sustainability in academics (Pt. 1) has been officially adopted via the CAP approval process, the inventory will be updated.


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

Data for this credit are based primarily on responses to a survey submitted to faculty by Dr. Anna Marshall-Baker. Further information was provided by the head of Environmental Studies, Dr. Bill Markham. To supplement these, a review of UNCG websites with information on departmental research was conducted.

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.