Ben Amsden

March 29th, 2012 by Bridget



Ben Amsden is a Research Assistant Professor of Social Science and Tourism Management. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center for Rural Partnerships, which includes promoting faculty and student engagement with community organizations, identifying and developing external funding for on-and-off campus partners, coordinating with administrative offices and academic departments, conducting externally funded research, advising graduate students, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Daniel Lee

March 29th, 2012 by mcote9


Daniel S.C. Lee graduated from the Claremont Graduate University with a Ph.D. in economics in 2007. Lee has since taught both undergraduate and graduate level economics courses at Plymouth State University. Lee is the tourism economist for the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development. Lee developed and manages the North Country Economic Index, a periodic economic report for the state of New Hampshire and Coos County, New Hampshire. He is also a faculty fellow at the Center for Rural Partnerships, and has engaged in research projects serving the local communities. He is a project economist at the Institute for New Hampshire studies, and conducts economic impact studies for the tourism industry.


Rachelle Lyons

March 28th, 2012 by CfRP

 Research Assistant Faculty

Agriculture & Environment Coordinator

   Rachelle has a background in education and environmental science. She conducts research relating to food  systems sustainability,  local scale environmental stewardship and rural community development for the Center and teaches in the department of Environmental Science & Policy.

Marylynn Cote

March 28th, 2012 by CfRP

Administrative Assistant

Marylynn Cote has served as the administrative assistant for the Center for Rural Partnerships since March of 2012. She completed her undergraduate program through the Division of Online and Continuing Studies (DOCS) at PSU, receiving a B.A., in Communication and Media Studies. She is committed to serving the communities, places, and citizens of New Hampshire. Marylynn is passionate about the region and assumes an active role in many of the Center’s programs and partnerships. She looks forward to making lasting contributions to Plymouth State University and surrounding communities.


Office Phone: (603) 535-3271

Linda Upham-Bornstein

March 27th, 2012 by Alice

History, Heritage, and Culture Coordinator

Linda Upham-Bornstein is a Research Assistant Professor in History and Philosophy.  She also serves as the Center for Rural Partnership’s History, Heritage and Culture Coordinator. Her Center for Rural Partnership’s responsibilities include collaborative projects with the Museum of the White Mountains, the Lamson Library, and various North Country history and cultural resources. 

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
MSC 68, 17 High St.
Plymouth State University

(603) 535-3275 (Voice)

Ben Amsden
(603) 535-3276

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