Ben Amsden is a Research Associate 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 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 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 adjuncts in the department of Environmental Science & Policy.