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Sustainability Research

Faculty Annual Reports, 2017-18

10 faculty members out of 80 who completed annual reports indicated that, of their scholarly activities from 2017-18, at least one involved sustainability research (according to the Princeton Review definition provided in the survey). These faculty members and their relevant projects are listed below:

Ming Zheng

  • Soil Conservation and Sustainability in Agriculture and Food Production. September 2017. Sichuan Provincial Agricultural University, Weng Jiang, Sichuan, China.
  • Sustainability Focus in US Higher Education. September 2017. Invited Lecture. College of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, China.

Kristen Cooper

  • Conference presentation: “Welfare Economics in Introductory Microeconomics: Comparing Approaches to Efficiency.” Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE): San Antonio, TX, May 31-June 1, 2018.

Mike Paul

  • “CHED 836: Computational studies of the O2 binding energy and activation energy of O2 dissociation over M13@Pt42 nanoparticle catalysts”, 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, 2018

Dorothy Boorse

  • Boorse, D. 2017. Water and the Sustainable Development Goals: Water Availability, Pollution, and Ecosystem Health as We Look toward 2030. Paper presented at the ASA annual meeting, Golden Colorado July 29, 2017.
  • Boorse, D. 2017.Christians address climate change: an approach to planetary boundaries. Talk given at MIT Executive MBA program at the Sloan School of Management. Nov 17, 2017.
  • Boorse, D. 2018. Lost in Translation- Climate and Faith. Talk at Carnegie-Mellon Sustainability Weekend. April7, 2018.
  • Boorse, D. 2018. Where Does the Water Go? Wenham Lake, Chebacco Lake and Other Local Waterways. Talk at Beverly Library Feb 26, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhp3xYskE4w

Henry Hao

  • The investment plan for Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) reflects laws, executive orders, and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, petroleum dependence, and criteria emissions.

Kent Seibert

  • Marra, J.R. and Seibert, K.W. The hositic motivation of social entrepreneurs. In T. Ewest (ed.), Faith and Work: Christian Perspectives, Research and Insights into the Movement, Charlotte, NC: Information Age, 2018.

Irv Levy

  • Principle 11. An open discussion of unmet needs in Analytical Chemistry for Green Chemistry. Amy S. Cannon and Irvin J. Levy, Abstracts of the 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2018.
  • Changing the course of chemistry: Adopting the Green Chemistry Commitment, SERMACS, Charlotte, NC, November 2017.
  • Workshop leader, Green Chemistry Workshop, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, July 2017.
  • Workshop leader, NextGen GreenChem Workshop, ACS GCI Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Reston, VA, June 2017.
  • Green Chemistry Outreach, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 39, Wareham, MA, February 2018.
  • Greener Friedel-Crafts acylation using a deep eutectic solvent: An undergraduate laboratory method. Julia Bonney and Irvin J. Levy, Abstracts of the 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2018.

Greg Keller

  • Avery, J.D., and G.S. Keller. In revision. Birds in high places: montane migration patterns in the desert Southwest. Southwestern Naturalist (accepted).
  • Submitted and in review: Keller, G.S., M.F.E. Penson, A. Ballou, B.J. Padilla, W.J. Fenton, E.S. Lindemann, and J.P. Harris. Effects of Landscape and Vegetation on Abundance and Behavior of Non-migratory, Wintering Songbirds in Northern Massachusetts. Landscape Ecology.
  • Submitted and in review: Samuel D. Mason, Samuel C.R. Sherratt, Samantha M. Kruguer, Michael Muthersbaugh, Jonathan P. Harris, Wayne C. Gatlin, Justin D. Topp*, Gregory S. Keller. Multi-scale analysis of habitat fragmentation on small-mammal abundance and tick-borne pathogen infection rates in Essex County, MA.
  • Invited presentation, Holar University, Iceland: Habitat Use When Habitat Is (nearly) Absent: Migrant Use of Woodlands in New Mexico.
  • American Ornithologists’ Union Conference presentation: Effects of habitat degradation and landscape heterogeneity on wintering migrants in lowland Belizean rainforest.

Marv Wilson

  • Authored study guide for Your Health a Sacred Matter, for two hour public TV documentary (n.b., Marv didn’t indicate which of his scholarly activities fit the sustainability definition, only that some of his work did, so I took a guess on the specific piece)

Janis Flint-Ferguson

  • British Romanticism--nature and its role in society

Previous Research Reports

Faculty Annual Reports, 2015-16

Eleven faculty members reported that, of their scholarly activities from 2015-16, at least one involved sustainability research (according to the Princeton Review definition provided in the survey). These faculty members and their relevant projects are listed below.

Dorothy Boorse

  • Boorse, D. 2015. “Current Issues in the Environment and Implications for Christians.” Talk at Creation Care and the Gospel Conference: Canada/US. Gordon College July 27-31, 2015.
  • Boorse, D. 2015. “ Loving the Least of These: Lessons from the climate change report of the National Association of Evangelicals”. Ecologists and Faith & Justice Communities: Evaluating Opportunities and Challenges for Outreach and Partnership for the Next 100 Years. Organized oral session at the Ecological Society of America meeting, Baltimore MD, Aug 12, 2015.
  • Interview on WBUR, Boston Public Radio, Open Source with Christopher Lydon June 11, 2015. Invited speaker: WILD Semester.
  • Wright, R. and D. Boorse 2017. Environmental Science 13th ed. Pearson. Released Jan 2016.
  • Boorse D. 2015. Epiphany series: The Environment and Christians. Invited speaker at
    Christ Church of Hamilton-Wenham. Five Week Series Jan-Feb 2016. 
  • Boorse, D. 2016. Faith, hope and love and climate change. Veritas Forum dialog with
    Professor John Nolt. Mar 3, 2016. University of Tennessee. 
  • Dorothy Boorse* and Jennifer Noseworthy 2016. Service Learning in our New England Backyard. Poster at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium April 27, 2016.
  • Blake Denman*; Lauren Purdy; Brian Cartularo; Kylie Felix; Alexa Bragg, and Dorothy Boorse 2016. Effect of Aluminum on Breeding Success of Rana Sylvatica and Ambystoma maculatum. Poster at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium April 27, 2016.
  • Joshua Spoonhour*; Joey Taraborrelli; Erin Walker; John Sexton; Dorothy Boorse. 2016. Effects of road salts on spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) egg masses Poster at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium April 27, 2016.
  • Christian Garzon, Michael Lero, Ryan Williamson*, Stephen Cooper, Emily Ryan and
    Dorothy Boorse. 2016. Effect of Vernal Pool Calcium Concentration on Amphibian Egg Masses. Poster at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium April 27, 2016.

Otonye Braide-Moncoeur

  • MACC Environmental Stewardship grant project - "Water Quality Assessment of Coy Pond".

Kristen Cooper

  • Publication of journal article: “Consumer well-being in a future of accelerating novelty,” published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Evolutionary Economics (forthcoming in print, available online in preprint).

Dan Darko

  • (2016) “Kinship in Discipleship: The ‘Father’ Image of God and Disciples as ‘Brothers’ in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount” in Exploring Biblical Kinship (CBQMS 55; Washington DC: The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2016).
  • “Kinship and Leadership in 1 Timothy: A Study of Filial Framework and Model for Early Christian Communities in Asia Minor,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA on November 24, 2015. 

Norm Jones

  • Directed a production of "The Madwoman of Chaillot". April 2016.

Greg Keller

  • Catherine Schweitzer, Brian Cartularo, Stephanie Galda, Logan Walsh, Matthew
    Johnson, Josh McLaughlin, Gregory Keller. 2016. Relationships between coral health and herbivorous fish abundance in South Water Caye Marine Reserve, Belize. North Shore Chapter Sigma Xi.
  • Clark, J.L., Collins, H.L., Grinnell, J.B., Hayes, K.A., Iriana, J.A., Magee E.E., McIntyre, B.S., and Keller, G.S.2016. Effects of Habitat Type and Coral Health on Four Focal Species on the Belize Barrier Reef. North Shore Chapter Sigma Xi.
  • Catherine Schweitzer, Lauren Purdy, and Gregory S. Keller. 2016. Impacts of Habitat
    Fragmentation on Breeding Songbird Behavior and Abundance. Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Naturalists.
  • Gregory S. Keller. 2016. Conservation Biology and your Backyard. Presentation to the
    Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club.
  • Completed first field season with two Summer Fellowship students on edge birds.

Irv Levy

  • Jarret, R. L.; Levy, I. J.; Potter, T. L.; Cermak, S. C. Oil and Fatty Acids in Seed of Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) and Some Related and Unrelated Solanum Species; Am. J. Agric. Biol. Sci.
  • Teaching and Learning About Sustainability Levy, I. J.; Middlecamp, C. H., Eds.; ACS
    Symposium Series 1205; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015.
  • Cannon, A. S.; Levy, I. J. The Green Chemistry Commitment: Transforming Chemistry
    Education in Higher Education In The Promise of Chemical Education: Addressing our Students' Needs Daus, K., Ed; ACS Symposium Series 1193; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015, pp. 115-125.
  • Facilitator, Green Chemistry Road Map Workshop, Portland, OR, June 2016.
  • Facilitator, Green Chemistry outreach, USA Science and Engineering Festival, Washington DC, April 2016.
  • Visiting Instructor, Green Chemistry For A More Sustainable Future, SEEK Week, United Christian Academy, Newport, VT, April 2016.
  • Facilitator, Green Chemistry outreach, National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) National Conference, Nashville, TN, March 2016.
  • A Farewell To Harms: The Green Chemistry Commitment, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, March 2016.
  • Facilitator, Green Chemistry activities, Family Fair, 26th Annual National Bioneers
    Conference, San Rafael, CA, October 2015.
  • Faculty mentor for 6 posters presented by students at the ACS national meeting in San Diego, March 2016.

Jennifer Noseworthy

  • Applied for IUSE NSF grant-transforming pedagogy-TSE.

Kent Seibert

  • with Julia Marra. The holistic motivation of social entrepreneurs. In T. Ewest (ed.), Faith and work: Christian perspectives, research and insights into the Movement, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publications, forthcoming.
  • with Julia Marra. A different calling: The motivation to social entrepreneurship. Princemere, Spring 2016.

Stephen Smith

  • Presented “Economic Growth: Re-Assessing the View from Christian Theology” (VERSION 2, co-authored with Edd Noell) at the Southern Economics Association meetings, New Orleans, November 2015. 

Ming Zheng

  • Griggs, R. and Ming Y. Zheng. 2016. Nuclear fusion during early stage of
    microsporeembryogenesis indicates chromosome doubling in wheat (Triticum aestivum). American Journal of Plant Sciences 7: 489-499.
  • Zheng, M. Y., K. Bieren and R. Griggs. 2015. Development dynamics of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) microspores under culture. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 6: 693-701. 

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