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Dr. Patrick Long
Director, North Carolina Center for Sustainable Tourism
Dr. Patrick Long is the director of ECU's North Carolina Center for Sustainable Tourism, a position he assumed October 1, 2007. The Center, a unit of the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, will promote the development of tourism that balances environmental, socio-cultural, and economic needs. Long brings to the Center extensive experience in grappling with the competing requirements of regional development and resource conservation. He comes to ECU from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, where he established the nation's first sustainable tourism center. Long holds tenure in ECU's College of Business and will apply a much-practiced interdisciplinary approach in guiding the development of a new MS degree offering in Sustainable Tourism, as well as directing the Center's plans for multi-campus partnerships in sustainable tourism.
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