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Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability
Plymouth State University
17 High Street, MSC #39
Plymouth, NH 03264

Phone: 603.535.2497
Email:bweisenhauer@plymouth.edu

Education

  • B.A., Colorado State University, Department of Sociology
  • M.A., Humboldt State University, Department of Sociology
  • Ph.D., Utah State University, Department of Sociology

Professional Interests

Brian has served as Director of the Office of Environmental Sustainability for three years and greatly enjoys the opportunity to work with students, faculty, and staff to improve Plymouth State University’s relationship with the environment. Brian’s primary areas of academic specialty are sustainability science and natural resource / environmental sociology, fields that study community in its largest sense by examining the interrelationships between society, culture and the environment. He has a strong background in social research methods, and an active and varied research agenda focusing on the interaction of environment and society including sustainability science, rural community change and development, community attachment and grassroots activism, wilderness values and perceptions, the evaluation of environmental education and conservation programs, outdoor recreation issues and management, and public opinion about environmental and natural resource issues. Brian and the others involved in sustainability efforts at PSU look forward to continuing our efforts to make the campus and the community more sustainable.

Featured 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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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, […]

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Arts: Digital Repository Puts PSU’s History and Culture at Your Fingertips

Where can you get a close look at a photo of Babe Ruth standing in front of the Draper and Maynard Building, peruse a 1905 copy of Plymouth Normal School’s literary magazine The Prospect, and examine an aerial view of Plymouth State’s campus in 1960? Thanks to PSU’s digital repository, these historical treasures—along with 15,000 […]