Walt Whitmer

Extension Educator, Energy, Entrepreneurship, and Community Development


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



    About Me

    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


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