Ben Amsden

Ben AmsdenBen Amsden
Director, Center for Business and Community Partnerships (CBCP); Associate Professor, Social Science and Tourism Management

Phone: (603) 535-3276
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Dr. Amsden is an Associate Professor of Social Science and Tourism Management. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center for Business and Community Partnerships, which includes promoting faculty and student engagement with industry and community organizations, identifying and developing external funding for on-and-off campus partners, coordinating with administrative offices and academic clusters, conducting externally funded research, advising graduate students, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Degrees and Education
  • PhD, Rural Sociology, Penn State University
  • MS, Park, Recreation, and Tourism Resources, Michigan State University
  • BS, Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology

Research Interests
  • Place attachment
  • Sustainability of natural resource-based recreation and tourism development
  • Efficacy of volunteer stewardship programs in natural resource contexts

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