Ben Amsden

March 29th, 2012 by Bridget

Interim Director


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

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 adjuncts in the department of Environmental Science & Policy.

Marylynn Cote

March 28th, 2012 by CfRP

Administrative Assistant

Marylynn Cote grew up in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  Striving for the serenity of White Mountains, she relocated with her family to Holderness, NH.  She enrolled at Plymouth State University in the Spring of 2007 through the Frost School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  While living and working locally Marylynn was able to further her B.A. in Communication & Media Studies, by enrolling in many online and evening courses at PSU.  She looks forward to taking part in lasting contributions to PSU 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
Interim Director
(603) 535-3276

Marylynn Cote
Administrative Assistant
(603) 535-3271

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