University of Vermont

Lisa Chase

Lisa Chase

Extension Professor / Director, Vermont Tourism Research Center

Phone: 802-656-7967
Office: UVM Extension Office
130 Austine Drive, Suite 300
Brattleboro, VT 05301-7040

Areas of Interest

Nature-based tourism, agritourism, community development, environmental conflict resolution

Lisa Chase is a Natural Resources Specialist with University of Vermont Extension, where she has focused on recreation and tourism enterprises since 2002. She became the Director of the Vermont Tourism Research Center in July of 2004. Prior to working in Vermont, Lisa conducted research and outreach in New York, Colorado, Costa Rica and Ecuador, among other places.


Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management and Policy from Cornell University
M.S. in Resources Economics from Cornell University
B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan

Selected Publications

Chase, L.C. and V. Grubinger. 2014. Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems. University of New Hampshire Press, Durham, New Hampshire.

Chase, L.C., B. Amsden, and D. Kuehn. 2013. Measuring quality of life: A case study of agritourism in the Northeast. Journal of Extension 51(1):1FEA3.

Anderson, L, L.C. Chase, D. Kestenbaum, C. Mastrangelo. 2013. Ecolabels for passenger transportation: Understanding motorcoach company receptiveness to a pilot green certification program. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 7:125-142.

Anderson, L., C. Mastrangelo, L.C. Chase, D. Kestenbaum, J. Kolindinsky. 2013. Eco-labeling motorcoach operators in the North American travel tour industry: analyzing the role of tour operators. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 21:750-764..

Daigle, J.J., L. Utley, L.C. Chase, W. Kuentzel, and T.L. Brown. 2012. Does new large private landownership and their management priorities influence public access in the Northern Forest? Journal of Forestry 110(2):89-96.

Pollock, N., L.C. Chase, C. Ginger, and J. Kolodinsky. 2012. The Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Economic impacts and implications for community development. Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society 43(2):244-258.

Additional Links

Vermont Tourism Research Center
UVM Extension