Brian W. Eisenhauer

Associate Professor of Sociology, Social Science Department

MSC #58
Phone: (603) 535-2497

The Office of Environmental Sustainability is located in EcoHouse, 1 High Street

Professional Information

Dr. Brian Eisenhauer joined the PSU faculty in 2003 after receiving his Ph.D. in environmental sociology from Utah State University, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Humboldt State University and Colorado State University, respectively. In 2010 Brian became Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability at Plymouth State University.

Brian’s recent work has focused on sustainability, grassroots activism, environmental communications, conservation, and program evaluation. He has worked on many different research projects and enjoys collaborating with students to facilitate the development of their professional skills. He loves to teach and works to develop open and interactive classroom experiences, and in addition tries to be very approachable to students.

In his role as Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability Brian works with PSU faculty, staff, and students to reduce the University’s environmental impacts and help others live more sustainably through active projects and education. As part of these efforts he serves as co-chair of the President’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability (PCES), the group formed of staff, students, and faculty working to implement the University’s Climate Action Plan to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050 with consistent reductions as soon as possible.

Brian has the benefit of having his personal passions and interests intersect with his professional activities, as he spends most of his free time outdoors. He enjoys backpacking, hiking, skiing, and just about anything else that allows him to be in an outdoor environment.

In Plymouth Magazine

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Ut Prosim: Burton for Certain

Ray Burton ’62 lived all his years in the North Country of New Hampshire. Few elected officials have ever understood the lifestyle and character of their constituents as well as he did or have known so many of them by name. On December 14, 2013, hundreds of Burton’s fellow citizens joined dozens of past and […]

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Samuel Read Hall’s Second Act

The beloved residence hall is enjoying a new life as the campus hub for STEM programming. It’s a transformation that the building’s namesake would have certainly approved …

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Student Spotlight: Mae Williams ’14G A Twenty-first-century Preservationist

When Mae Williams ’14G enrolled in the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program in the fall of 2012, she was drawn to the strength of a program in which, she says, “The professors are not academics locked away amidst a pile of books, but are actually out in the field on a daily basis, […]