Leadership Team

The goal of our leadership team is to align programs and products with stakeholder needs, deliver programs in ways that meet customer preferences, and maximize operational efficiency. We facilitate the collaboration of personnel statewide to allow Penn State Extension to employ its expertise — wherever it exists — to assist clientele throughout Pennsylvania.


  • Jeffrey Hyde, Ph.D.

    Jeffrey Hyde, Ph.D.

    Acting Director of Penn State Extension

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    Acting Director of Penn State Extension

    Areas of Expertise

    Social Media Investment Analysis and Technology Adoption

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  • Katherine L Cason, PhD, RD, LD

    Katherine L Cason, PhD, RD, LD

    Acting Associate Director of Programs

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    Acting Associate Director of Programs

    Areas of Expertise

    Health and Wellness Nutrition Education Family Well-being

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  • Stephen Buchholz

    Stephen Buchholz

    Associate Director of Business Operations

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    Associate Director of Business Operations

    Areas of Expertise

    Business Operations Marketing Public Relations Program Development Strategic Planning

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  • Tara Mondock

    Tara Mondock

    Associate Director of Client Relations

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    Associate Director of Client Relations

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