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Sustainability Research

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Sustainability Research

The American University Sustainability Fund supports campus sustainability research projects proposed by students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors.

Faculty Sustainability Research

Sustainability research focuses on a key principle of sustainability (such as social equity or environmental stewardship); addresses a sustainability challenge (such as climate change or poverty); or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of societal and environmental challenges. Sustainability research leads toward solutions that support economic prosperity, social wellbeing, and ecological health.

This guidance was developed by a committee of three faculty members, comprised of: Kathleen Getz, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kogod School of Business; Dr. Sikina Jinnah, Assistant Professor, School of International Service; Stephen MacAvoy, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science.

View Faculty Sustainability Research for a current, complete list of faculty members and research topics.