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Dudensing, Rebekka Associate Professor and Extension Specialist


Dr. Rebekka Dudensing's research and extension responsibilities include community and regional economic development, rural-urban alignment, social and physical infrastructure of rural communities, and socioeconomic and fiscal impact analysis. She provides economic analysis for industries, tourism events, and natural disasters and specializes in adapting impact models to unique circumstances. She also works with communities to evaluate opportunities for local and regional economic development and studies the roles of business and social structures in development. She is particularly interested in the quality-conscious and cost-effective provision of services, including education, healthcare, and transportation, in rural areas. Much of her research is driven by the concerns of Extension clientele; she strives to find solutions to local concerns while projecting these issues to a wider audience through applied research and methodological improvements.

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  • Executive Director of Economic Development