Inventory of Faculty & Staff Research on Sustainability (FY 2013)
List of faculty with the academic programs in which they are primarily affiliated:
*Ackerman-Leist, Philip: Sustainable Agriculture/Environmental Studies in the ESM division
*Brown, Lucas: Environmental Studies/REED in the ESM division
*Christensen, Laird: English/Environmental Studies in the HEArts division
*Coe, Natalie: Biology in the SOL division
*Coker, Teresa: Environmental Education in ESM division
*Dube, Ben (Staff): Cerridwen Farm in the ESM division
*Edwards, Sam: Environmental Studies in the ESM division
*Fesmire, Steven: Environmental Studies/Philosophy in the ESM division
*Graves, James: Biology/Environmental Studies
*Hancock, Paul: Business and Economics in the ESM division
*Harding, James: Natural Resources Management in the ESM division
*Jackson, Vance: Psychology in the SOL division
*Keith, Heather: Philosophy in the ESM division
*Landesman, Bill: Biology in the SOL division
*Letendre, Steven: Environmental Studies in the ESM division
*Mayberry, Matt: Business and Economics in the ESM division
*Mittlefehldt, Sarah: Environmental Studies in the ESM division
*Mulder, Kenneth: Sustainable Agriculture/Environmental Studies in the ESM division
*Park, Jacob: Business and Economics in the ESM division
*Sutheimer, Susan: Chemistry in the SOL division
*Throop, William: Philosophy/Environmental Studies in the ESM division
*Tison, Eleanor: Anthropology/Sustainable Agriculture in the ESM division
*Van Hoesen, John: Geology/Environmental Studies in the ESM division
*Witham, Aaron (Staff): Sustainability Office
The following list of accomplishments is not comprehensive. It is only a sample of the research
faculty and staff are engaged in.
Books & Book Chapters:
Ackerman-Leist, P. (2012). Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for the
Food We Share. Chelsea Green Press.
Keith, H. (2012). “Natural Caring: A Pragmatist Ecofeminist Approach to Ethics in the MoreThan-Human World.” In Hammington, M. & Bardwell-Jones, C. (Eds) Contemporary Feminist
Pragmatism. Routledge.
Mauhs-Pugh, T. & Brooks, M. (2013). "Seeking 'Productive, Caring, and Fulfilling Lives'
Through the Environmental Liberal Arts at Green Mountain College." In J.L. DeVitis (Ed.) The
College Curriculum: A Reader. Peter Lang Publishing.
Mittlefehldt, S. (2013).Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental
Politics. University of Washington Press.
Sutheimer, S. & Pyles, J. (2011). "Integrating Sustainability and Service Learning into the
Science Curriculum.” In T. McDonald (Ed.) Social Responsibility and Sustainability:
Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning.
Throop, W. (2013). "From Environmental Advocates to Sustainability Entrepreneurs: Rethinking
a Sustainability-Focused General Education Program." In P.F. Barlett, G.W. Chase (Eds.)
Sustainability in Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Transformation. MIT Press.
Articles & Reports:
Park, J. (February, 2014). Education and Career Pathways for Sustainability in an Era of
Disruptive Change, Part 1. Sustainability: Journal of Record, 7(1), 21-26.
Farley, J., Burke, M., Flomenhoft, G., Kelly, B., Murray, D.F., Posner, S., Putnam, M., Scanlan,
A., Witham, A. (2013). Monetary and Fiscal Policies for a Finite Planet. Sustainability, 5, 28022826.
Letendre, S. et al. (2014). Intelligent Vehicle Charging Benefits Assessment Using EV Project
Data. Department of Energy Report. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Letendre, S. , Makhyoun, M., & Taylor, M. (2014). Predicting Solar Power Production:
Irradiance Forecasting Models, Applications and Future Prospects. SEPA. Washington, D.C.
Van Hoesen, J.G. and Letendre, S. (2013). Characterizing the spatiotemporal evolution of
building-stock age in Poultney, Vermont: a GIS-based approach to improve thermal efficiency in
historical buildings. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 40, 630-643.
Van Hoesen, J.G., Bunkley, B., Currier, C. (2013). A GIS-based methodology toward refining
the concept of rural food deserts: a case study from Rutland County, Vermont. Journal of
Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
Awards:
Prof. John Van Hoesen (geology and environmental studies) received the 2013 Biggs Award for
Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. The award, presented annually to one person by the
Geological Society of America, recognizes innovative and effective teaching of earth science
among early career faculty.
The work of Assistant Professor Sarah Mittlefehldt (Environmental Studies) and Associate
Professor James Harding (Natural Resources Management) on the Poultney Woodshed Project
earned the College the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in 2013. The award
recognizes the research and programmatic efforts behind creating the Poultney Woodshed
Project (a community-based supply chain for sourcing the biomass plant’s woodchips locally),
building the biomass plant, installing an energy use dashboard, achieving climate neutrality and
educating the community about renewable energy.
Presentations:
Ackerman-Leist, P. (2014). What the Devil Do we Eat? Forum. Sanford School of Public Policy
at Duke University.
Brown, L. & Magnuson, C. (2013). A Design-Build Block Semester: Student Engagement
Through the Creation of a Solar Garage. AASHE Conference. Nashville, TN.
Coker, T. (2012). EE Standards for Pre-Service Education Workshop. North American
Association of Environmental Education’s Annual conference. Oakland, CA.
Coker, T. & Walters, M. (2012). Favorite Interactive EE Activities for Pre-Service and In-service
Teachers. North American Association of Environmental Education’s Annual conference.
Oakland, CA.
Coker, T. & Walters, M. (2013). Sense of Wonder - Nature Journaling. North American
Association of Environmental Education’s Annual conference. Baltimore, MA.
Dube, B. & Mulder, K.(2013). Farming Without Oil: Land, Labor, and Energy Demands of
Alternative Farm Systems.In Panel: Developing Sustainable Biophysical Systems I. United
States Society for Ecological Economics Conference. Burlington, VT.
Edwards, S. (2013). Apologies and the law: Saying I'm sorry in collectivist cultures. Rescuing
Relationships: Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation Symposium. Straus Institute for
Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law.
Edwards, S. (2013). Free speech & the digital right to assemble: The digital revolution and
Constitutional law. New York State Political Science Association Annual Conference. Syracuse
University.
Graves, J. (2013). Horticulture for conservation and education: a native plant restoration
nursery goes to college. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Gardens
Association (APGA) in Phoenix, Arizona, May 20-25, 2013.
Graves, J.( 2012). Biodiversity conservation as a sustainability program on the college
campus: How STARS defines sustainability. Oral Presentation at the Annual Conference of the
Ecological Society of America, Portland, Oregon, August 8, 2012.
Graves, J. (2012. The Campus Flora Project: conservation biology education for many audiences.
Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).
Columbus, OH.
Graves, J. (2011). Teaching conservation biology in college gardens and natural areas: student
Programs that succeed. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Gardens
Association (APGA).Philadelphia, PA.
Harding, J. (2011). Poultney Woodshed Project. Society of American Foresters National
Convention. Honolulu, HI.
Keith, H. (2011). Pragmatist Feminists Gone Wild: Addams, Noddings, and a Relational
Approach to Environmental Ethics. Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
Spokane, WA.
Mayberry, M. & Morgan, J. (2013). A Holistic Approach to Culture Change on Campus: A New
Model of Liberal Arts Education. AASHE Conference. Nashville, TN.
Mayberry, M. & Throop, B. (2012). Setting Stretch Goals: Sustainability as the Organizing
Principle for a Strategic Plan. AASHE Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
Mittlefehldt, S. (2013). The Path of Public-Private Partnership. Yale Forest Forum. School of
Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.
Mulder, K. (2013). Farming Without Fossil Fuels: Humans, Animals, Systems. Northeast
Organic Farming Association of Vermont Winter Conference.
Mulder, K. & Dube, B. (2013). Farming Without Fossil Fuels: Humans, Animals,
Systems. Midwest Organic Research Symposium.
Parker, S. & Letendre, S. (2013). Addressing Market Failures to Accelerate Energy Efficiency
and Renewable Energy Adoption: Theory & Practice. United States Society for Ecological
Economics Conference. Burlington, VT.
Sutheimer, S. (2012). Bridging Green Chemistry, Materials Science and Nanotechnology:
Creating a Course on The Chemistry of Energy. The Biennial Conference on Chemical
Education.
Sutheimer, S. (2012). Focusing on Water: A Green General Chemistry Lab Curriculum. The
Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.
Sutheimer, S. & King, D. (2012). Global Climate Change: Integrative Curriculum Development
for General Chemistry. AASHE Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
Tison, E. & Mason, G. (2012). Gleaning & Frash Freezing Excess Produce from Farms.
Sustainable Agriculture Education Association.
Van Hoesen, J.G. (2013). Leveraging a GIS & the Emerging GeoWeb: Towards Improving the
Communication of Geologic Mapping Endeavors to Community Stakeholders. Geological
Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.45(1), p49.
Witham, A. (2013). Energy Planning on Campus: The Role of Universities. Energy Action
Series. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
Witham, A. (2013). Reaching for the STARS and Beyond: Green Mountain College's Attempt to
Measure Authentic Sustainability. AASHE Conference. Nashville, TN.
Witham, A. (2012). Poster: “The Power of Partnership: Redefining Closed Loop Recycling.
AASHE Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
Witham, A., Posner, S., & Esposito, V. (2013). Encouraging and Modeling Policies & Practices
for a Sustainable World: A Case Study of Vermont Colleges and Universities. United States
Society for Ecological Economics Conference. Burlington, VT.
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