Terry Bensel

Professional Title

Associate Provost and Director of the Gateway




Co-curricular Experiences


Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Terry Bensel’s primary responsibility is in faculty development, and he is also director of the Freshman Seminar Program and faculty liaison to the Learning Commons. Bensel came to Allegheny in 1994 after completing his Ph.D. in natural resources at the University of New Hampshire. His teaching interests include ecological economics, environmental issues in the developing world, energy and the environment, and sustainable forestry. Bensel received a Fulbright teaching/research award to work in the Philippines in 2001-2002, and he has published extensively on issues of energy and environmental change in that country since 1992. He recently co-authored two textbooks through Bridgepoint Education: “Contemporary Environmental Issues” and “Global Socioeconomic Perspectives.”