Walt Whitmer

  • Extension Educator, Energy, Entrepreneurship, and Community Development
Walt Whitmer
6C Armsby Building
University Park , PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-865-0468
Fax: 814-865-3746

Areas of Expertise

  • Community and Organizational Development
  • Community Engagement and Public Participation
  • Community Economic Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Facilitation


  1. M.S. Rural Sociology and Demography, Penn State
  2. B.S. Agricultural Economics, Penn State.

Walt is Senior Extension Educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education on Penn State's University Park campus. He is responsible for statewide educational programs and research in the area of Economic and Community Development.

His areas of expertise include community engagement, community decision-making, economic development, organizational development, program evaluation, survey development, conflict management, grant-writing and facilitation.

Walt also serves on a range of local and state non-profit boards and holds a number of leadership positions within Penn State as well as nationally