Sustainability Research at SU:
A recent CEJS survey showed that 80 Faculty members from 32 departments are engaged in sustainability related research, that is 22.5% of all faculty conducting research. See HERE for an inventory of SU's sustainability research including names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research.
2017-2018 EJS Research Highlights:
- Dr. Tanya Hayes and Dr. Felipe Murtinho (College of Arts and Sciences): Dr. Hayes and Dr. Murtinho have been were awarded a $496,000 National Science Foundation grant for their new research on "collective resource management under the rise and fall of payment for environmental services."
- Dr. Brian McCullough (College of Arts and Sciences: Masters of Sport Administration and Leadership): Dr. McCullough's Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment is hot off the press. The handbook surveys both the challenges and opportunities presented to the sports industry as it engages in sustainability.
- Dr. Jason Wirth (College of Arts and Sciences: Philosophy Department): Dr. Wirth's newest publication "Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth" engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
- Dr. Carmen Gonzalez (School of Law): Dr. Gonzalez was awarded the George Soros Visiting Chair at the Central European University School of Public Policy in Budapest, Hungary, for Spring 2017. The award recognizes scholars who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic pursuits related to public policy
- Dr. Meenakshi Rishi (College of Arts and Sciences: International Studies Program): Dr. Rishi is completing her research project on carbon pricing: "Economic Growth and Reduced Carbon Emissions: The Impact of Carbon Pricing Policies."
- Dr. Amelia Derr (College of Arts and Sciences: Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work Department): Dr. Derr received a 2017 summer faculty fellowship to extend her previous work on two community-based projects examining the context of reception for immigrants and refugees in Seattle.
- Dr. Mark Jordan (College of Science and Engineering: Biology): Dr. Jordan studies habitat use and gene flow of the virginia oposom and raccoon in an urban environment using wildlife cameras in south Seattle. See here for the camera trapping portion of the project.
- Dr. Mclean Sloughter (College of Science and Engineering: Mathematics) and others: Dr. Sloughter and others’ research focuses on the results of weakened forests due to climate change. Their research, sponsored by U.S. Forest Service, supports forest management to identify trees most likely to be attacked, to allow intervention efforts to be effectively targeted. See here for the 2016 published article "Multi-temporal ecological analysis of Jeffrey pine beetle population dynamics within the Lake Tahoe Basin."
- Dr. Kristin Hultgren (College of Science and Engineering: Biology): Professor Hultgren studies ecology and evolution of snapping shrimps in tropical coral reefs. In the Puget Sound area, she studies the effects of urbanization on marine communities.
- Dr. Aditya Mishra (College of Science and Engineering: Computer Science and Software Engineering): Dr. Mishra's work last year investigated how renewable energy integration in electric grids can cut electricity demand on the grids using an online algorithm: GreenPeaks. This summer, his undergraduate student worked on the problem of determining if deploying solar panels on Bannan building could be beneficial.