SUST Faculty Research  

Faculty across the university engage in sustainability-related scholarly activity.  We have begun to gather a comprehensive inventory of faculty research, grants, and other scholarship that intersects with sustainability. 


We have adopted the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's guidelines for sustainability research:

"Sustainability research is research that leads toward solutions that simultaneously support social wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health.  It includes research and scholarship that: 

  • Explicitly addresses sustainability and/or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of social, economic and environmental issues;  
  • Contributes directly toward solving one or more major sustainability challenges; and/or 
  • Engages community members with the aim of combining knowledge and action to achieve positive social, economic and environmental outcomes (e.g., participatory and community-based research and engaged scholarship)."

Faculty, please add yours to the mix by completing this survey.


If you have any questions, please contact Elise Amel, faculty director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives.




College of Arts and Sciences



Biology

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Selected Publications
  • Cavallin, J. E., A. L. Schroeder, K. M. Jensen, D. L. Villeneuve, B. R. Blackwell, K. Carlson, M. D. Kahl, C. A. LaLone, E. C. Randolph, and G. T. Ankley. 2015. "Evaluation of Whole-Mount in Situ Hybridization as a Tool for Pathway-Based Toxicological Research with Early-Life Stage Fathead Minnows." Aquatic Toxicology 169: 19-26.

 

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Publication
  • Peter C.Jacobson, Simon K.Emms, Jennifer L.Cruise, Kyle D.Zimmer, RyanC.Grow, JillianNielsen, Angela R.Tipp, Loren M.Miller
    Retention of morphological and ecological traits of Lake Superior cisco Coregonus artedi after translocation into inland lakes (2018)
    Journal of Great Lakes Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2017.12.005


Presentations
  • JM Prell*, NM Niezgocki*, JL Cruise, SK Emms, PC Jacobson, and LM Miller (2016) Genetic variation and structure in cisco from Minnesota lakes. MN American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Feb 1-3, Duluth, MN. *UST undergraduate
  • Peter C. Jacobson, Simon K. Emms, Jennifer L. Cruise, Kyle D. Zimmer, Loren M. Miller; (2017) Retention of morphological and ecological traits of Lake Superior Cisco Coregonus artedi after translocation into inland lakes. 13th International Coregonid Symposium, September 10-15, Bayfield, Wisconsin
  • Peter C. Jacobson, Simon K. Emms, Jennifer L. Cruise, Kyle D. Zimmer, Loren M. Miller; (2018) Retention of morphological and ecological traits of Lake Superior Cisco Coregonus artedi after translocation into inland lakes. MN American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, February 6 - 8, St. Cloud, MN

Grants
  • MN-DNR grant: Genotype Analysis of Cisco from Minnesota Lakes: research into the genetic diversity
    Role: PI
    Grant Status: AWARDED--$4,950
    Grant Duration: Oct 15th, 2015 - June 30th, 2016

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Selected Publications
  • Hall, Ed K., Donald Schoolmaster, A. M. Amado, Edward G. Stets, J. T. Lennon, L. Domine, and J. B. Cotner. 2016. "Scaling Relationships among Drivers of Aquatic Respiration from the Smallest to the Largest Freshwater Ecosystems." Inland Waters 6 (1): 1-10.                                                                                                                     
  • Ramstack Hobbs, Joy M., William O. Hobbs, Mark B. Edlund, Kyle D. Zimmer, Kevin M. Theissen, Natalie Hoidal, Leah M. Domine, Mark A. Hanson, Brian R. Herwig, and James B. Cotner. 2016. "The Legacy of Large Regime Shifts in Shallow Lakes." Ecological Applications: n/a.                                                                                                       
  • Zimmer, Kyle D., William O. Hobbs, Leah M. Domine, Brian R. Herwig, Mark A. Hanson, and James B. Cotner. 2016. "Uniform Carbon Fluxes in Shallow Lakes in Alternative Stable States." Limnology and Oceanography 61 (1): 330-340.

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Publication
  • Peter C.Jacobson, Simon K.Emms, Jennifer L.Cruise, Kyle D.Zimmer, RyanC.Grow, JillianNielsen, Angela R.Tipp, Loren M.Miller
    Retention of morphological and ecological traits of Lake Superior cisco Coregonus artedi after translocation into inland lakes (2018)
    Journal of Great Lakes Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2017.12.005


Presentations
  • JM Prell*, NM Niezgocki*, JL Cruise, SK Emms, PC Jacobson, and LM Miller (2016) Genetic variation and structure in cisco from Minnesota lakes. MN American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Feb 1-3, Duluth, MN. *UST undergraduate
  • Peter C. Jacobson, Simon K. Emms, Jennifer L. Cruise, Kyle D. Zimmer, Loren M. Miller; (2017) Retention of morphological and ecological traits of Lake Superior Cisco Coregonus artedi after translocation into inland lakes. 13th International Coregonid Symposium, September 10-15, Bayfield, Wisconsin
  • Peter C. Jacobson, Simon K. Emms, Jennifer L. Cruise, Kyle D. Zimmer, Loren M. Miller; (2018) Retention of morphological and ecological traits of Lake Superior Cisco Coregonus artedi after translocation into inland lakes. MN American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, February 6 - 8, St. Cloud, MN

Grants
  • MN-DNR grant: Genotype Analysis of Cisco from Minnesota Lakes: research into the genetic diversity
    Grant Status: AWARDED--$4,950
    Grant Duration: Oct 15th, 2015 - June 30th, 2016

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 Grants
  • The effects of pollution on invasion success of a freshwater crustacean invader
    Source: Unity Through Knowledge Fund, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, and Sports. Croatia, EU
    PI: Dr. Sandra Hudina (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia), Co-PI: Dr. Dalma Martinovi€à-Weigelt (UST, USA), Collaborators: Dr. Kurt Illig (UST, USA), Dr. Goran Klobu€ar (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia), Dr. Draenka Stipanev (Croatian Waters, Croatia)
    Grant Status: AWARDED--$60,000
    Grant Duration: Oct 16th, 2017 - Jan 15th, 2019

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Publications
  •  Small, G.E., B. Sisombath, L. Reuss, R. Henry, and A. Kay. 2017. Assessing how the ratio of food waste to wood chips in compost affects rates of microbial processing and subsequent vegetable yield. Compost Science & Utilization. (In press.)

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Selected Publications
  • Schroeder AL, Ankley GT, Habib T, Garcia-Reyero N, Escalon BL, Jensen KM, Kahl MD, Durhan EJ, Makynen EA, Cavallin JE, Martinovic-Weigelt D. Rapid effects of the aromatase inhibitor fadrozole on steroid production and gene expression in the ovary of female fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 2017 Oct 1;252:79-87.
  • Martinovic-Weigelt D, Mehinto AC, Ankley GT, Berninger JP, Collette TW, Davis JM, Denslow ND, Durhan EJ, Eid E, Ekman DR, Jensen KM. Derivation and Evaluation of Putative Adverse Outcome Pathways for the Effects of Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors on Reproductive Processes in Female Fish. Tox. Sci. 2017. kfw257. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfw257
  • Schroeder AL, Martinovic-Weigelt D, Ankley GT, Lee KE, Garcia-Reyero N, Perkins EJ, Schoenfuss HL, Villeneuve DL. Prior knowledge-based approach for associating contaminants with biological effects: A case study in the St. Croix River basin, MN, WI, USA. Environ. Pollut. 2017 Feb 28; 221:427-36.

Selected Presentations
  • Integrating chemical monitoring data with high-content and high-throughput effects data to prioritize contaminants and hazards in chemical mixtures. Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Brett R. Blackwell, Anthony Schroeder, Gerald T. Ankley, Daniel L. Villeneuve. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research  UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, EU. October 2016.
  • Adverse outcome pathways in ecological risk assessment: introduction and current status. Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, D. Villeneuve, G.T. Ankley. International Symposium on Chemical Risk Prediction & Management and National Symposium of Ecotoxicology, Wuxi, P. R. China, April 2016.
  • Integrating chemical monitoring data with high-content and high-throughput effects data to prioritize contaminants and hazards in chemical mixtures. Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Brett R. Blackwell, Anthony Schroeder, Gerald T. Ankley, Daniel L. Villeneuve. International Symposium on Chemical Risk Prediction & Management and National Symposium of Ecotoxicology, Wuxi, P. R. China, April 2016.

Selected Grants
  • PI - 7/1/2017 - 7/30/2020 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust, MN. Reassessing Toxicity of Petrochemical Spills on Groundwater and Surface Waters - Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Jennifer McGuire, Chih Lai, and Mike Axtell. University of St. Thomas.  (UST $300,000)
  • Co-PI - 10/16/2017 - 1/15/2019 Unity Through Knowledge Fund, Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, and Sports. Croatia, EU. The effects of pollution on invasion success of a freshwater crustacean invader. (PI: Dr. Sandra Hudina (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia), Co-PI: Dr. Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt (UST, USA), Collaborators: Dr. Kurt Illig (UST, USA), Dr. Goran Klobuar (Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia), Dr. Draenka Stipanev (Croatian Waters, Croatia) (Total $60,000)
  • Co-PI 7/1/2016 - 7/30/2019 Environment and Natural Resources Trust. LCCMR, MN - Assessing Technique for Eliminating Contaminants to Protect Native Fish and Mussels. Kristine Wammer and Dalma Martinovic, University of St. Thomas.  (UST ca $287,000)

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Grants
  • Co-PI - 7/1/2017 - 7/30/2020 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust, MN. Reassessing Toxicity of Petrochemical Spills on Groundwater and Surface Waters - Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Jennifer McGuire, Chih Lai, and Mike Axtell. University of St. Thomas.  (UST $300,000)

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Selected Publications
  • Okamoto, Kenichi W. and Priyanga Amarasekare. 2017. "A Framework for High-Throughput Eco-Evolutionary Simulations Integrating Multilocus Forward-Time Population Genetics and Community Ecology." Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2017: 1-10. 

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Selected Publications
  • Ginger, L., K. Zimmer, B. Herwig, M. Hanson, W. Hobbs, G.E. Small, and J. Cotner. Watershed versus within-lake drivers of nitrogen:phosphorus dynamics in shallow lakes. Ecological Applications. (In press.)
  • Small, G.E., B. Sisombath, L. Reuss, R. Henry, and A. Kay. 2017. Assessing how the ratio of food waste to wood chips in compost affects rates of microbial processing and subsequent vegetable yield. Compost Science & Utilization. In press.
  • Vanni, M.J., P.B. McIntyre, ... G.E. Small, ... and K.D. Zimmer. 2017. A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals. Ecology. DOI:10.1002/ecy.1792
  • Halvorson, H.M., and G.E. Small. 2016. Observational field studies are not appropriate tests of consumer stoichiometric homeostasis. Freshwater Science 35: 1103-1116.
  • Small, G.E., J.C. Finlay, R.M.L. McKay, M.J. Rozmarynowycz, S. Brovold, G.S. Bullerjahn, K. Spokas, and R.W. Sterner. 2016. Large differences in potential denitrification and sediment microbial communities across the Laurentian great lakes. Biogeochemistry. 128: 353-368.

Grants
  • PI: 2017-2022: National Science Foundation, DEB-Ecosystems. CAREER: Effects of urban agriculture expansion and climate change on nutrient cycling and loss in urban ecosystems. ($658,338).
  • Co-PI: 2017-2022: National Science Foundation, DEB-Ecosystems. LTREB: Climate-driven acidification in lowland neotropical streams: Building on 25 years of groundwater-surface water interactions. ($300,000) PI: A. Rami_rez (University of Puerto Rico). 
  • Project partner: 2015-2018: Minnesota Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Assessing wetland restorations for improved water quality. PI: Jacques Finlay (University of Minnesota). 

 

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Selected Publications
  • Emms, Simon K., Alisa A. Hove, Leah S. Dudley, Susan J. Mazer, and Amy S. Verhoeven. 2018. "Could Seasonally Deteriorating Environments Favour the Evolution of Autogamous Selfing and a Drought Escape Physiology through Indirect Selection? A Test of the Time Limitation Hypothesis Using Artificial Selection in Clarkia." Annals of Botany. 
  • Verhoeven, Amy, Jose Ignacio Garcia-Plazaola, and Beatriz Fernandez-Marin. 2017. "Shared Mechanisms of Photoprotection in Photosynthetic Organisms Tolerant to Desiccation Or to Low Temperature." Environmental and Experimental Botany.

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Selected Publications
  • Jacobson, P.C., S.K. Emms, J.L. Cruise, K.D. Zimmer, R.C. Grow, J. Nielsen, A.R. Tipp, and L.M. Miller. 2018. Retention of morphological and ecological traits of Lake Superior cisco Coregonus artedi after translocation into inland lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2017.12.005.
  • Vitense, K., M.A. Hanson, B.R. Herwig, K.D. Zimmer, and J. Fieberg. 2017. Uncovering state-dependent relationships in shallow lakes using Bayesian latent variable regression. Ecological Applications 10.1002/eap.1645.
  • Ginger, L.G., K.D. Zimmer, B.R. Herwig, M.A. Hanson, W.O. Hobbs, G.E. Small, and J.B. Cotner. 2017. Watershed versus within-lake drivers of nitrogen: phosphorus dynamics in shallow lakes. Ecological Applications 27:2155Ð2169.
  • Zimmer, K.D., M.A. Hanson, and D.A. Wrubleski. 2016. Invertebrates in permanent wetlands (long- hydroperiod marshes and shallow lakes. In D. Batzer and D. Boix (eds.). Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands: An International Perspective on their Ecology. Springer.

Grants
  • PI: 2017-2019 - Fish Stocking Following Shallow Lake Rehabilitation Opportunities and Consequences for Shallow Lake Management. ($83,998 to UST)
  • PI: 2015-2016 - Morphometry of Cisco in MN Lakes: Phase II. Research proposal funded by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ($4,995 to UST)
  • PI: 2015 - 2015 - Morphometry of cisco. Research proposal funded by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ($3,995 to UST)

Catholic Studies

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Publications
  • Schlag, Martin. The Business Francis Means: Understanding the Pope's Message on the Economy. Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press (2017).
  • Schlag, Martin and Juan A. Mercado (eds.) Free Markets with Sustainability and Solidarity: Facing the Challenge Washington DC: CUA Press  (2016).
  • Schlag, Martin (ed.) The Handbook of Catholic Social Teaching: A Guide for Christians in the World Today, Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press (2017).

Chemistry

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Selected Presentations
  • Borgerding, Anthony J. "Towards direct monitoring of VOCs from aqueous solutions: A 20 year crusade with undergraduate students." Palmer Award Address, Minnesota Chromatography Forum Spring Symposium, May 2017.
  • Lucas Keehr and A. J. Borgerding, "Solid Phase Extraction and Selective GC Analysis of Pesticides Used in Banana Agriculture" 1st Annual Undergraduate Symposium of the Minnesota Chromatography Forum, St. Paul, MN, September, 2015.

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Selected Presentations
  • EUROBIC 13, The European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference 2016, Budapest, Hungary; Mossbauer and Theoretical Studies of Bimetalic Complexes containing Metal-Nitroxide units. Popescu, C. V.; Shengda Ding; Pokhraj Gosh; Marcetta Y. Darensbourg.
  • The 248th ACS National Meeting San Francisco, August, 2014; Mossbauer Studies of the ferryl, ferrous, and ferric states of the dehaloperoxidase from Amphitrite ornata. Popescu, C. V.; Barrios, David; *Miller, Danielle B.; Ghiladi, Reza A. "

Grants
  • 2014-2017 National Science Foundation RUI: Mossbauer Studies of Iron Containing Model complexes and enzymatic active sites ($ 189,000)

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Selected Publications
  • Pflug, Nicholas C., Madeline K. Hankard, Stephanie M. Berg, Meghan O'Connor, James B. Gloer, Edward P. Kolodziej, David M. Cwiertny, and Kristine H. Wammer. 2017. "Environmental Photochemistry of Dienogest: Phototransformation to Estrogenic Products and Increased Environmental Persistence Via Reversible Photohydration." Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts 19 (11): 1414-1426.
  • Wammer, Kristine H., Kyler C. Anderson, Paul R. Erickson, Sarah Kliegman, Marianna E. Moffatt, Stephanie M. Berg, Jackie A. Heitzman, et al. 2016. "Environmental Photochemistry of Altrenogest: Photoisomerization to a Bioactive Product with Increased Environmental Persistence Via Reversible Photohydration." Environmental Science & Technology 50 (14): 7480-7488.

Communication and Journalism

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Selected Publications
  • Eric Freedman and Mark Neuzil, eds., Biodiversity, Conservation and Environmental Management in the Great Lakes Basin. (London: Routledge UK, in press).
  • Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims, Canoes: A Natural History in North America. Foreword by John McPhee. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016). *OWAA Book of the Year, Third Place; finalist, Minnesota Book Award, Northeast Minnesota Book Award.
  • Eric Freedman and Mark Neuzil, Environmental Crises in Central Asia: From Steppes to Seas, from Deserts to Glaciers. (London: Routledge UK, 2016).
  • Mark Neuzil and Eric Freedman, "Grasping the Scope of Environmental Crises" BBC Central Asian Service and the Central Eurasian Media and Scholars Initiative (CESMI), April 4, 2016.
  • Mark Neuzil, Body of Evidence: How the White Pelican Spreads Oil, Audubon, July-August 2015. 

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Presentations
  • "A Systems Approach to Supporting Curricular Innovations," The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Annual Conference, Minneapolis.  Co-presenter Dr. Maria Dahmus, October 26, 2015. 

English

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Presentations
  • “Species Extinction: Reading Cain from the Anthropocene Perspective,” at the International Byron Conference, Paris, France, July 4, 2016.
  • “The Trauma of Unnatural Catastrophe in Byron’s Cain” at the International Student Byron Conference on "Byron and Nature," Mesolonghi, Greece, May 20, 2017. 

Geography and Environmental Studies

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Selected Publications
  • Kelley, D. W. 2018. Habitat Conservation, Ethanol, and Recent U.S. Federal Farm Bills: A GIS study exploring Conservation Reserve Program trends pre-and post-ethanol expansion in the upper Midwest. Natural Areas Association Journal (in review).
  • Kelley, D. W. 2017. White Bear Lake: Tale of a Disappearing Lake and Efforts to Restore It. National Center for Case Study Teaching in the Sciences, SUNY, Buffalo.

Selected Presentations
  • Kelley, D. W. and P. A. Lorah. 2016. The Use of Drones in an Undergraduate GIS Course to Chronicle Prairie Restoration. Minnesota GIS/LIS Symposium (GIS/LIS) annual conference, Duluth, MN.
  • Kelley, D. W. 2015. An Exploration of the Impact of Governor Dayton's Proposed Shoreland Buffer Initiative on Agricultural Lands in Minnesota. Minnesota GIS/LIS Symposium (GIS/LIS) annual conference, Duluth, MN.

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Publications
  • Hoffman, Steven, Lorah, Paul and and Janochoski, Joseph. 2015. Resisting the Inevitable: Tar Sands, Regionalism and Rhetoric. European Journal of American Studies, 9(3). 

Presentations
  • Kelly, David and Lorah, Paul. 2016. The Use of Drones in an Undergraduate GIS Course to Chronicle Prairie Restoration. Twenty-sixth Annual MN GIS/LIS Conference. Duluth, MN. October 27.
  • Creating a Wilderness Continuum to Assess Conservation Effectiveness. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 22, 2015.

Other Activities
  •   Consulting/presentation for the Minnesota Nature Conservancy on climate change, novel ecosystems and conservation planning.
  • Work with students: 2 sustainability scholars grants. More than 40 student conference presentations on sustainability (Spring 2015-Spring 2018)

Geology

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Presentations
  • Matthew Cox, Dan Pastika, Melissa A. Lamb, Rebecca Clotts, K. Sami Nichols, Eric Rosenquist, 2017, Piping Plover Habitat Loss The Nature Conservancy's John E. Williams Preserve, Central North Dakota: an Interdisciplinary Study of Alkaline Prairie Pothole Glacial Lakes, Hydrogeology and Vegetation Encroachment, Natural Areas Association National Conference, October, Fort Collins, CO.

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Selected Publications
  • Theissen, K.M., Hickson, T.A., Brundrett, A.L., and Horns, S.E. 2017.  a 5600-year record of paleohydroclimate from Lower Pahranagat Lake, southern Great Basin Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-305857.
  • Horns, S.E., Theissen, K.M., Brundrett, A.L., and Hickson, T.A. 2017. New extended record of Holocene paleoecology and paleohydrology from Lower Pahranagat Lake, Great Basin.GSA Abstracts with Programs v. 49, No. 2 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017NE-291588
  • Brundrett, A.L., Theissen, K.M., Horns, S.E., and Hickson, T.A. 2017. Microbialite signatures in a Great Basin lake core record of the past ~5500 yr. GSA Abstracts with Programs v. 49, No. 2 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017NE-291255

Selected Presentations
  • Theissen, K.M. and Hickson, T.A. 2017. Science for the common good: an undergraduate geoscience program partners with Watershed Districts in the Twin Cities Metro Area Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-305620. Presentation given: 10/25/17
  • Houle. G., Duncanson, S.P., Theissen K.M., and Edlund, M.B. 2016. Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed investigations using geochemical analyses. St. Croix River Research Rendezvous, Marine-on-St. Croix, MN,  10/10/16. 
  • Zimmer, K.D., L.E. Nolby, M.A. Hanson, B.R. Herwig, W.O. Hobbs, J.M. Ramstack Hobbs, and Theissen, K.M.  Is Island Biogeography A Good Model For Biodiversity In Shallow Lakes?  Seventh North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, MD, 2/16.  [published online]

Selected Grants
  • Paleolimnological study in the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District, Chisago Co., MN, Phase I and II. With Dr. Mark Edlund, St. Croix Watershed Research Station. $65,688 in total; Funded 2/16/16.   

History

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Publications
  • The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
    - Winner of the Turku Award for best book in 2015 or 2016, European Society for Environmental History and Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (2017).
    - Winner of the Whitfield Prize for best first book in British or Irish history, 2016, Royal Historical Society (2017).
    - Winner of the John Ben Snow Prize for best book on medieval or early modern Britain in 2016, North American Conference on British Studies (2017).
  • Winter and Discontent in Early Modern England, in Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World: Theory and Practice, eds. John Morgan and Sarah Miglietti (Routledge, 2017), 114-33.
  • Industrial Coal Consumption in Early Modern London, Urban History 44:3 (2017), 424-43.
  • Air Pollution as Urban Life in Early Modern London, Global Environment 9:1 (2016), 149-65.
  • Sin and Sea Coal: Smoke as Urban Life in Early Modern London, chapter in Puritans, Papists and Projectors: Stereotypes and Stereotyping in Early Modern England, eds. Peter Lake and Koji Yamamoto (forthcoming with Manchester University Press).
  • Review of Richard C. Hoffman, An Environmental History of Medieval Europe, Economic History Review, 68:4 (2015), 1460-61.

Justice and Peace Studies

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Publications
  • Finnegan, A., Klein, M., Michaelson, C., and White, S. 2016. Can business help to cultivate peace and well being? A pedagogical case study. Journal of Business, Peace and Sustainable Development 8: 55-69.

  

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Selected Publications
  • Finnegan, A., Klein, M., Michaelson, C., White, S. (2017). Can business help to cultivate peace and wellbeing?" Business, peace, and sustainable development, Volume 2016, Number 8, December 2016, pp. 55-69. 

Political Science

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Presentations
  • Hoffman, Steven M. and Angela High-Pippert. 2015. Community Solar Programs and the Democratization of the Energy System. Presented at the European Consortium for Political Research, Montreal, Quebec. August 26-29.
  • Hoffman, Steven M. and Angela High-Pippert. 2015. Attitudes and Preferences Towards Community Solar Initiatives. In the Matter of Xcel Energy's Plan for a Community Solar Garden Program S Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 216B.1641. Submission Number: 20153-107823. Docket Number: E002/M-13-867 (Filing with Public Utilities Commission).

  


Psychology

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Selected Publications
  • Manning, C., Mangas, H., Amel, E., Tank, H., Humes, L., Foo, R. Sidlova, V., Cargos, K. (2017). Psychological distance and response to human versus non-human victims of climate change. Chapter in Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research (pp.143-161). DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-67122-2_8
  • Amel, E.L., Manning, C.M., Scott, B.A., & Koger, S.M (2017). Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation. Science, 356, 275‰ÛÒ279. doi: 10.1126/science.aal1931
  • Amel. E., Manning, C., Koger, S., Scott, B., & Ruedi, B. (2017). Can eco-leadership save the planet? AAAS/NSF Science in the Classroom Annotated Research Papers and Accompanying Teaching Materials. http://www.scienceintheclassroom.org/
  • Scott, B.A., Amel, E.L. Koger, S.M., & Manning, C.M. (2016). Psychology for Sustainability (4th Edition). Routledge: NY, NY.

Selected Grants
  •  Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, (2017) Creating an Embedded Culture of Sustainability at the University of St. Thomas. $575,000.

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Selected Presentations
  • Bremner, R. H. (2018, March) Happiness as Intellectual Technology: The Function of Conceptions of Happiness. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

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Selected Publications

 

  • Amel, E. L., Manning, C. M., Scott, B. A., & Koger, S. M. (2017). Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation. Science, 356, 275-279.
  • Koger, S. M., & Scott, B. A. (2016). Teaching psychology for sustainability: The why and how. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 15, 214-225. doi: 10.1177/1475725716648238
  • Scott, B. A., Koger, S., Amel, E. L., & Manning, C. M. (2016). Psychology for sustainability (4th ed). New York: Routledge.
  • Koger, S. M., & Scott, B. A. (2015). Psychology and environmental sustainability: What's good for the planet is good for us. In W. Weiten, D. Dunn, and E.Y. Hammer, Psychology applied to modern life: Adjustment in the 21st century (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Selected Presentations
  • Scott, B. A. (2015, August). There are no "environmental" problems: Psychology for a sustainable future. Presidential address for the American Psychological Association, Division 34: Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology.
  • Scott, B. A. (2015, August). Engendering sustainability. Chair of paper session at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
  • Scott, B. A. (2015, August). What's good for the planet is good for us. Chair of paper session at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
  • Koger, S., & Scott, B. A. (2015, July). Teaching psychology for sustainability. Workshop at the Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver, BC.

  

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Selected Presentations

 

  • Wlaschin, J., Berns, J., Wyatt, B., & Bunde, M. (March 2018) How framing information about pro-environmental behaviors affect interpersonal conversations toward reducing one’s carbon footprint. Data blitz presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Wlaschin, J., Dwyer, P.C., & Rothman, A.J. (February, 2014) Interpersonal pro-environmental communication: Who prefers using gain vs. loss framed messages? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Selected Grants
  • Consultant - Eureeka recycling - grant project with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on assessing attitudes and behaviors of the public regarding disposal, reuse and recycling of textiles. 

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Publications
  • Wolfe, U. & Lindeborg, H. (in press).  Environmental Neuroscience: an online teaching module for the undergraduate classroom.  Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education

Theology

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Publications
  • Walking as Resistance to Hypermobility: The Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, Forthcoming in Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 2018. 

Presentations
  • Pilgrimage as Affirmation and Resistance: Communal walking, sacred time, and ecological care for our home places, June 5, 2016, presented at the College Theology Society Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

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Presentations
  • "Laudato Si' in Action: Business as a Vocation Promoting the Common Good," Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, July 6-9, 2017.
  • "Pope Francis as Public Theologian: The Media and his Message during the 2015 Papal Visit to the United States," College Theology Society Annual Meeting, Newport, Rhode Island, June 1-4, 2017.
  • "The United Nations and Pope Francis in Dialogue about the Environment: Implications for Business," Twenty-Second International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, New York, New York, October 22-24, 2015.
  • "The Challenge of Feeding a Hungry World: The UN Global Compact and Catholic Social Teaching in Dialogue," Societas Ethica Annual Meeting, Link̦ping, Sweden, August 20-23, 2015.
  • Participant in NEH Summer Institute: On Native Grounds: Native American Histories and the Land, Library of Congress, June 2017


Opus College of Business



Accounting

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Selected Publications
  • Capital Markets Assessment of the Economic Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Systemically Important Financial Firms, with Scott Liao and Xue Wang, 2018, Journal of Banking and Finance 86 (C), 204-223
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Choice of Bond Market by Foreign Firms, sole-authored, September 2011, Journal of Accounting Research 49 (4), 933-968.

Ethics and Business Law

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Selected Publications
  • Michaelson, C. Forthcoming. Do we have to do meaningful work? In Ruth Yeoman, Katie Bailey, Adrian Madden, & Marc Thomps (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work. Oxford University Press.
  • Gini, A., and Michaelson, C. Forthcoming. Work-Life Balance. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, California, USA: Sage Publications.
  • Finnegan, A., Klein, M., Michaelson, C., and White, S. 2016. Can business help to cultivate peace and well being? A pedagogical case study. Journal of Business, Peace and Sustainable Development 8: 55-69.
  • Michaelson, C. 2016. Business in the work and world of David Foster Wallace. Journal of Management Inquiry 25(2): 214-222,
  • Michaelson, C. 2016. Review of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, Abdulrahman Munif's Cities of Salt, Zadie Smith's The Embassy of Cambodia, and Dave Eggers' The Circle. Academy of Management Learning & Education 15(1): 195-198.
  • Michaelson, C. 2015. David Foster Wallace's Love-Hate  Relationship with Consumer Capitalism. In E. Brutton, C. Kampmeier, and A. Kontos (eds.), Normal 2014: Selected Works from the First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference. Gilson, Illinois, USA: Lit Fest Press.

Finance

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Presentation
  • "The Sustainable Development Goals and the Role of Financial Institutions" has been accepted to the Building Institutions for the Common Good: the Purpose and Practice of Business in an Inclusive Economy conference, which will be held at the University of St. Thomas, June 21-23, 2018. 

Marketing

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Selected Publications
  • Abendroth, L., & Pels, J. (2017). Market resource gaps: Identifying resources to co-create solutions that facilitate consumption. Marketing Theory, pp. 1-15 

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Selected Publications
  • Alexander, D. L., Sailors, J. J., and Rathod, S. R. (2016). "Evolving the Societal Marketing System to Sustainable Consumption," an extended abstract in Campbell, N., M. Claudy, and A. O'Driscoll (eds.) Proceedings of the 41st Annual Macromarketing Conference.

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Selected Grants
  • 2016 grant from the Knight Foundation as part of their Knight Cities Challenge for my project, ""I'm Going to Vote Today!"" with collaborator Chris Bryan (U Chicago). Data collection with St. Paul voters in 2016 general, 2017 municipal, and 2018 midterm (upcoming) elections. Spinoff project data collection with Denver, CO voters in 2017 municipal election."

Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Selected Publications
  • Goldschmidt, K. H., Harrison, T. P., Holtry, M., & Reeh, J. (2013). Sustainable Procurement: Integrating Classroom Learning with University Sustainability Programs. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 11(3), 279Ð294.

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Selected Publications
  • Jain, Vipul, Sameer Kumar, Amit Kumar, and Charu Chandra. 2016a. "An Integrated Buyer Initiated Decision-Making Process for Green Supplier Selection." Journal of Manufacturing Systems 41: 256-265.
  • Jain, Vipul, Sameer Kumar, Amit Kumar, and Charu Chandra. 2016. "An Integrated Buyer Initiated Decision-Making Process for Green Supplier Selection." Journal of Manufacturing Systems 41: 256-265.
  • Kumar, Amit, Vipul Jain, Sameer Kumar, and Charu Chandra. 2016. "Green Supplier Selection: A New Genetic/Immune Strategy with Industrial Application." Enterprise Information Systems 10 (8)

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Selected Presentations
  • "Development Tools, Sustainability Orientation, and New Product Development Performance". The preliminary findings from this study will be presented at the Annual Meeting of Production Operations Management Society, Houston, Texas, during May 4-7, 2018. 

Selected Grants
  • Summer research grant got project titled "An Empirical Study of the Impact of Sustainability Orientation and Development Tools Use on New Product Development (NPD) Performance."

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Selected Publications
  • Finnegan, A., Klein, M., Michaelson, C., and White, S. 2016. Can business help to cultivate peace and well being? A pedagogical case study. Journal of Business, Peace and Sustainable Development 8: 55-69.


Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity



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Selected Publications
  • 2017 The Joyful Mystery: Field Notes Toward a Green Thomism. Emmaus Publishing.
  • 2016 Senior Editor. The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader: Integrating Faith with Agriculture and the Environment. Published in Collaboration with The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Catholic Rural Life (USA), and the International Catholic Rural Association, (Vatican City). Reprinted in Italian, French, and Tagalog.
  • Series Editor of Catholic Theological Formation Series:
    2016 On Earth as it is in Heaven: Cultivating a Contemporary Theology of Creation. Edited by David V. Meconi, SJ. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    2016 Laudato Si and the Rise of Green Thomism,Ó Nova et vetera 14/3 (Summer, 2016) 745 - 750.


School of Engineering



Electrical Engineering

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Presentations
  • 12-15 invited microgrid presentations with the theme of sustainable energy

Selected Grants
  • The University of St. Thomas Renewable Energy Facility (USTREF) HIGHER EDUCATION BLOCK GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES RENEWABLE DEVELOPMENT FUND Ð CYCLE 4 GRANT CONTRACT WITH UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS HE4-2. Project funding provided by customers of Xcel Energy through a grant from the Renewable Development Fund.

Mechanical Engineering

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Selected Publications
  • M. T. Sattari, H. Feyzi, and J.P. Abraham, Comparing the Performance of Genetic and Differential Evolution Algorithms in Optimim Operation of Reservoir While Considering the Minimum Environmental Demad, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERR), (submitted).
  • M.T. Sattari, R. Misabbasi, R. S. Sushab, and J.P. Abraham, Prediction of Groundwater Level in the Ardebil Plain Using Support Vector Regression and the M5 Tree Model, Groundwater Journal, (accepted).
  • L. Cheng, K.E. Trenberth, J. T. Fasullo, J.P. Abraham, T.L. Boyer, K. von Schuckman, and J. Zhu, Taking the Pulse of the Planet, EOS, Vol. 98, pp 14-15, 2018.
  • M.R. Sattari, Dodangeh, and J.P. Abraham, Estimation of Daily Soil Temperature Via Data Mining Techniques in Semi-Arid Climate Conditions, Earth Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 21, pp. 85-93, 2017.
  • J.P. Abraham, L. Cheng, M.E. Mann, Future Climate Projections Allow Engineering Planning, Forensic Engineering, Vol. 170, pp. 54-57, 2017.
  • L.J. Cheng, K.E. Trenberth, T. Boyer, J. T. Fasullo, L. Zhu, J.P. Abraham, Improved Estimates of Ocean Heat Content from 1960-2015, Science Advances, Vol. 4, paper no. e1601545, 2017.
  • J.P. Abraham, R. Cowley, L. Cheng, Quantification of the Effect of Water Temperature on the Fall Rate of eXpendable BathyThermographs, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Vol. 6, pp. 1271-1284, 2016.


Granted Patents
  • B.D. Plourde and J.P. Abraham, Rotor Blade for Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, US Patent # 9,482,204/ WO 2011150171.
  • B. D. Plourde, J. P. Abraham, D.R. Plourde, R.Pakonen, Method of Calculating Pathogen Inactivation for Fluid Heating System, US Patent Application Number 14/954,383, Filed December 1, 2015.
  • B. D. Plourde, J. P. Abraham, D.R. Plourde, R.Pakonen, Control Valve Assembly for Fluid Heating System, US Patent Application Number 14/954,318, filed December 1, 2015.
  • B.D. Plourde, J.P. Abraham, D. Plourde, R. Pakonen, A. Gikling, N. Naughton, Fluid Heating System, US Patent Application Number 14/954,292, filed December 1, 2015.
  • B.D. Plourde, J.P. Abraham, D.R. Plourde, A. Gikling, R. Pakonen, Dual-Axis Tracking Device, US Patent Application Number 14/954,091,filed December 1, 2015.
  • B.D. Plourde, J.P. Abraham, Solar Heating System, US Patent Application No. 62/423,814 (filed November 18, 2016).
  • B.D. Plourde, A. Gikling, J.P. Abraham, R. Pakonen, Digital Fluid Heating System, US Patent Application Number 15/818,052, filed November 20, 2017; PCT Application Number US2017/062558, filed November 20, 2017. 


School of Social Work



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Selected Publications
  • Nesmith, A. & Smyth, N. (2015). Environmental Justice and Social Work Education: Social Worker Professional Perspectives. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 34(5), 484-501. DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1063600

Selected Presentations
  • Schmitz, C., Forbes, R., Nesmith, A., Powers, M., & Kadolph, J. 2017. “Teaching Environmental Justice Across the Curriculum: 2015 EPAS and Beyond.” Faculty Development Institute. Dallas, TX: Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting.
  • Nesmith, Andrea. “Examining Environmental Justice Locally: A Case for Student Engagement and Integrated Curricular Content.” Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Minneapolis, MN, October 2015

  



Office of Sustainability Initiatives



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Selected Publications

 

  • Dahmus, M. E., & Nelson, K. C. (2014). Yard stories: examining residents' conceptions of their yards as part of the urban ecosystem in Minnesota. Urban Ecosystems, 17(1), 173-194.
  • Dahmus, M. E., & Nelson, K. C. (2014). Nature discourses in the residential yard in Minnesota. Landscape and Urban Planning, 125, 183-187.
  • Martini, N. F., Nelson, K. C., & Dahmus, M. E. (2014). Exploring homeowner diffusion of yard care knowledge as one step toward improving urban ecosystems. Environmental Management, (Online).