A number of faculty are engaged in sustainability research (based on STARS v2.2).
Sustainability research is research and scholarship that explicitly addresses the concept of sustainability, furthers our understanding of the interdependence of ecological and social/economic systems, or has a primary and explicit focus on a major sustainability challenge.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals illustrate the breadth of sustainability and major sustainability challenges.
This list is meant to serve as a guide for students interested in doing sustainability research while at Elon. It is organized by academic department, based on data collected in spring 2023 through an online form completed by faculty and considers research in the following academic years: 2022-2023, 2021-2022 and 2020-2021. This may not be an all inclusive list. Please let us know if someone should be added to the list.
Cinema & Television Arts
Brian Walsh ‡
Elizabeth von Briesen
Brooks Depro ‡
Education & Wellness
Adam Aiken ‡
Raj Gupta ‡
History & Geography
Management & Entrepreneurship
Marketing & International Business
Mathematics & Statistics
Political Science & Policy Studies
Rebecca Todd Peters
Sociology & Anthropology
Young Do Kim
‡ Indicates a faculty member who teaches in one of the graduate programs, in addition to undergraduate teaching.
Sustainability Research Grants are available on a competitive basis for students who are or will be engaged in independent, faculty-mentored undergraduate research related to sustainability.