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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 51.95
Liaison Erin Stanforth
Submission Date July 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Virginia Commonwealth University
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.63 / 12.00 Parker Long
Sustainability Reporting and Outreach Coordinator
Facilities Management - Office of Sustainability
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
69

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
766

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
31

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
82

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:

John E. Anderson - Environmental Studies
Gary Atkinson – Electrical Engineering
Jayasimha Atulasimha – Mechanical Engineering
Helen Ruth-Aspaas - Urban & Regional Planning
Bonnie Brown - Department of Biology
Paul Bukaveckas - Environmental Studies
Kevin A. Caillouet - Environmental Studies
Everett Carpenter - Inorganic & Materials Chemistry
Daniel Carr – Biology
Xueming Chen – Urban & Regional Planning
Jennifer Ciminelli - Environmental Studies
Vickie S. Connors - Environmental Studies
Jody Davis – Psychology
Peter L. deFur - Environmental Studies
Rodney J. Dyer - VCU Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences
Hani El-Kaderi – Inorganic & Materials Chemistry
Linda Fernandez - Environmental Studies & Economics
Stephen Fong – Chemical Engineering
Gregory Garman - Environmental Studies
Christopher Gough - Biology
Megan Gough - Urban & Regional Planning
Kimberly Guthrie – Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising
Purusottam Jena - Physics
Vojislav Kecman – Computer Science
Shiv Kanna – Physics
Sama Bilbao y Leon – Nuclear Engineering
Jason Levy - Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Jamie Mahoney – Graphic Design
S. Leigh McCallister - Environmental Studies
Stephen P. McIninch - Environmental Studies
Jim McLeskey - Chemical Engineering
Karla Mossi – Mechanical Engineering
Ramana Pidaparti - Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Damian Pitt - Urban & Regional Planning
Wang Qian - Physics
Sun Qiang – Physics
Rose Regni - Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising
Ulises Reveles - Physics
Vijay A. Satyal - Environmental Studies
Avrum Shriar - Urban & Regional Studies
Arif Sikder - Environmental Studies
Leonard A. Smock - VCU Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences
I-Shian Suen – Urban & Regional Studies
Vishnu Sundaresan – Mechanical Engineering
Linda Tee - Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising
Robert E. Ulanowicz - Environmental Studies
R. Leonard Vance - Environmental Studies
Robert Ventura - Interior Design
Catherine Viverette - Environmental Studies
Bryan D. Watts - Environmental Studies
Camden Whitehead - Interior Design
Van Wood - School of Business
Kenneth Wynne – Chemical Engineering
Don Young - Biological Complexity
Wei Zhang - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Regina Bundy – VCU School of Education: Teaching and Learning
Mohammad G. Rabbani, Ph.D. – VCU Department of Chemistry
Shiv Khanna – VCU Department of Physics
Benjamin Evans – VCU Center on Human Needs
Steven Woolf – VCU Center on Human Needs
Amber Haley – VCU Center on Human Needs
Emily Zimmerman – VCU Center on Human Needs
Deirdre Condit – Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
John Powers – History
Christina Lindholm – School of the Arts
Randolph Barker – Business Management
Faye Prichard – Education
Deborah Cowles - Marketing
Gregory Greenhalgh - Sports Leadership


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

This inventory was completed with the help of the Sustainability Academic Leadership Team by identifying departments that may have sustainability research and reaching out to them to determine if any research meets the criteria and identifying the individuals doing research.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
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The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:
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Dr. Yuichi Motai, Dr. Zhifang Wang-Electrical Engineering

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.