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Md Rumi Shammin
Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
Oberlin College

122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
Tel: 440/775-5316, Fax: 440/775-8946  
 

Recent Publications/Papers

Peer Reviewed Publications

Cook, T., Shammin, M., Frantz, C. and Petersen, J., 2014. Measuring Transition to Sustainability: From Diagnosis to Prescriptions to Health. Solutions 5(1):70-78

Masi, B., Fiskio, J. and Shammin, M., 2014. Urban agriculture in post-Industrial cities - transitional or emergent? Solutions 5(1):44-53

Petersen, J., Frantz, C. and Shammin, M., 2014. Using Sociotechnical Feedback to Engage, Educate, Motivate & Empower Environmental Thought and Action. Solutions 5(1):79-87

Suter, J. and Shammin, M., 2013. Returns to Residential Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures: A Field Experiment. Energy Policy (59), pp. 551 - 561.

Bagstad, K. and Shammin, M., 2012.  Can the Genuine Progress Indicator better inform sustainable regional progress? – A case study for Northeast Ohio. Ecological Indicators 18: 330–341

Shammin, M., Petersen, J. and Suter, J. 2011.  Cooling off a Warming Planet: Analyzing the tradeoffs in policies for climate change. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, New York.

Shammin, M., R. Herendeen, M. Hanson and E. Wilson. 2010. A Multivariate Analysis of the Energy Intensity of Sprawl versus Compact Living in the US for 2003. Ecological Economics 69 (12): 2363–2373

Shammin, M. and Bullard, C., 2009. Impact of Cap‐and‐trade Policies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions on U.S. Households. Ecological Economics 68: 2432–2438.

Kenwick, R., Shammin, M., and Sullivan, W., 2009. Preferences for Riparian Buffers. Landscape and Urban Planning 91: 88–96.

Book Chapter

Shammin, M., 2012. The Role of US Households in Global Carbon Emissions.  Chapter in: Liu, G. (ed), Greenhouse Gases: Emission, Measurement and Management, InTech. ISBN: 978-953-51-0323-3

Conference Papers

Shammin, M., Petersen, J., Frantz, C. and Ginn, J., 2013. Do Units matter? How different currencies used to communicate energy consumption influence household conservation behavior. Paper presented at the 7th Biennial Meeting of the US Society for Ecological Economics, Burlington, Vermont, June 9 – 12.

Shammin, M., 2012. A socially contextualized framework for physical metrics of sustainability. Paper presented at the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference, November 12 – 14, Sacramento, California.

Shammin, M. and Auch, W., 2012.  A study of the economic, social, and ecological value of urban agriculture in Cleveland. Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference, July 30 – August 3, Portland, Oregon.

Shammin, M. and Haque, A. K. E., 2012. The economics and ethics of solar home systems in remote rural areas of Bangladesh.  Paper presented at the 2012 Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), June 16 – 19 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Shammin, M., 2011.  Farming in the city: A study of the economic, social, and ecological value of urban agriculture in Cleveland.  Paper presented at the 6th Bi-Annual Meeting of the US Society for Ecological Economics: Science and Policy for a Sustainable Future, Michigan State University, June 26-29, 2011

Shammin, M., 2011.  Embodied Energy and Carbon in Food: An analysis of typical consumer food items in Oberlin.  Paper presented at the 6th Bi-Annual Meeting of the US Society for Ecological Economics: Science and Policy for a Sustainable Future, Michigan State University, June 26-29, 2011

Shammin, M., 2011.  Integration of climate change using different pedagogical tools in environmental studies courses at Oberlin. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), University of Vermont, June 23-26, 2011.

Faber, S. and Shammin M., 2011.  Rethinking the Relationship between the Local and Global. Session facilitators at the 2011 Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) conference on ‘Fostering Civic, Intercultural, and Ethical Learning: An Integrated Approach’, Oberlin College, June 17-18, 2011.

Shammin, M. 2010. Developing Without Coal: Opportunities for a Cleaner Energy Future for Bangladesh. Paper presented at the 2010 ISEE Conference, 22-25 August 2010 in Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany.

Shammin, M. 2010. Full Disclosure: Life Cycle Analysis of Embodied Energy and Carbon in the Delivered Electricity, Natural Gas and Water in Oberlin. Paper presented at the 2010 ISEE Conference, 22-25 August 2010 in Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany.

Suter, J and Shammin, M. 2010. Estimating Payback to Residential Energy Efficiency Measures: A Field Experiment. Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association 2010 AAEA,CAES, & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, July 25-27, 2010.

Shammin, M., 2009. Embodied Carbon Emissions by US Households: Missing emissions and equity impacts of calculators used in carbon offsets. Paper presented at the 5th Bi‐ Annual Meeting of the US Society for Ecological Economics: Science and Policy for a Sustainable Future, May 31 – June 3, Washington DC.

Bagstad, K. and Shammin, M., 2009. The Genuine Progress Indicator as a measure of regional economic welfare: A case study for Northeast Ohio. Paper presented at the 5th Bi‐ Annual Meeting of the US Society for Ecological Economics: Science and Policy for a Sustainable Future, May 31 – June 3, Washington DC.

Grant Portfolio

2015 - 2016: Implementation of Environmental Dashboard in multiple GLCA colleges as a digital platform to foster collaboration between faculty, students and staff across campuses. Project Leader. Funded by Great Lakes College Association for a total award up to $231,000.
2009 – 2015: Implementing real-time resource use feedback to motivate and empower conservation. Co-PI. Funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund for a total award of $812,000.
2014 – 2015: Incorporating Community Voices and Real-time Feedback Displays of Resource Use into Public School Curriculum. Co-PI. Funded by Ohio Environmental Education Fund of the Ohio EPA for a total award of $47,568.
2013 – 2014: Youth educating their community through “Environmental Dashboard”: Combining public displays of electricity and water use with student-designed environmental content to build community stewardship. Co-PI. Funded by The State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant for a total award of $ $99,927.
2011 – 2012: Transformation of Social, Physical, and Economic Systems to Achieve Full Spectrum Sustainability: A Research Agenda for the Oberlin Project. Co-PI. Funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation / 11th Hour Grant for a total award of $100,000.
2011 – 2012: Redeveloping Vacant Land as Green Infrastructure in Great Lakes Cities. Consultant. Funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund through a grant to Cleveland Botanical Garden for a total award of $166,919.
Education
 
PhD, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS, Natural Resources, Cornell University
BS, Civil Engineering, Bangladesh Institute of Technology

Research

Ecological economics analysis
Urban and regional sustainability 
Household energy consumption & efficiency
Energy and carbon input-output analysis
Climate change policy
Environment & behavior
Sustainability in higher education 
Environmental issues in developing countries
Climate change adaptation and mitigation in Bangladesh/LDCs  

Current Courses

Environment & society
Environmental analysis in social science
Local vs. global: Environmental issues beyond borders
Energy & society
Sustainable Cities

Outreach

Chair: Providing Oberlin With Efficiency Responsibly (POWER)
Co-Chair: 2015 Biennial Meeting of the US Society for Ecological Economics
Board Member (2012-14): US Society for Ecological Economics

 
 
Links
 
Oberlin College: http://new.oberlin.edu/