LANDGRANT CENTER RESEARCH REPORTS
2020 CAUSES Impact Report is now available.
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) is proud to announce the completion of its January through September 2020 Impact Report. The report highlights the accomplishments of the University of the District of Columbia’s land-grant programs and the impacts on residents throughout Washington, D.C. Our research-based community outreach programs have strengthened capacity across all segments of the D.C. population.
To view and retrieve a digital copy of this report, see here.
2019 Quarterly Impact Report (October – December)
To view the 2019 CAUSES Quarterly report, please visit here and download your very own copy.
CAUSES Five-Year Report
This report provides an overview of the accomplishments and services provided by the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia.
UDC Farmers Market Economic Contribution [Download PDF]
Urban Food Production Workshop Summary [Download PDF]
Research and Experiential Learning [Download PDF]
2015 Annual Report [Download PDF]
2013 Annual Report [Download PDF]
2012 Annual Report [Download PDF]
2011 Annual Report [Download PDF]
UDC 4-H Soccer Program Report [Download PDF]
2013 Research [Download PDF]
Dr. Dwane Jones
Dwane Jones is the Acting Dean of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Science (CAUSES).
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Dr. Sabine O’Hara
Dr. Sabine O’Hara is a Program Director for the Ph.D. Program in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
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Dr. Matthew Richardson
Matthew Richardson is the Assistant Director of Urban Agriculture Research and Coordinator of the Professional Science Masters in Urban Agriculture at UDC. His research interests include improving urban agricultural production systems, identifying high-value crops that are adapted to urban heat islands, quantifying differences in a crop’s nutrients across different production systems, and understanding human knowledge about natural resources, climate change, food production, and nutrition and the effectiveness of interventions.
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Dr. Tia Jeffrey
Dr. Tia Jeffery is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and the Project Specialist for Nutrition and Wellness in the Center for Nutrition, Diet, and Health. In addition, she teaches in the Nutrition and Dietetics program. Her research interests include nutrition/physical activity-based interventions and social determinants to address the health disparities of chronic diseases, community-based health promotion, and sports nutrition.
Experiential Learning Strategies
There are three key strategies through which Experiential Learning comes to life in CAUSES: (1) internships, (2) embedded service learning experiences, and (3) applied research.
CAUSES offers five undergraduate and five graduate academic programs. They are:
|Undergraduate Programs:||Graduate Programs:|
|Urban Sustainability||PSM – Urban Sustainability|
|Nutrition and Dietetics||Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Nursing (RN to BSN)||PSM – Water Resource Management|
|Health Education||PSM – Urban Agriculture|
The college also contributes to the General Education Program of the University, and particularly to the Discovery Science and Frontier Capstone course offerings. These general education courses stress Urban Sustainability and Sustainability Literacy and are taught by both faculty and land-grant specialists.