| Bill Shuffstall
Senior Extension Educator — Pennsylvania State University
William C. (Bill) Shuffstall is Senior Extension Educator in the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bill Shuffstall’s Agriculture Sciences Extension programs use research-based information to teach agricultural science and community development techniques in rural communities across Pennsylvania and to fellow university Extension professionals in the US.
These programs help rural leaders better understand how global and national trends and forces are impacting their communities and how to use this knowledge to develop strategies and projects that will lead to improved community and economic development. Penn State Agriculture Sciences has significant ongoing research-related projects with African academics and professionals.
Bill is widely recognized for his expertise and understanding of how the information economy impacts rural communities and how local strategies can be used to improve access to affordable broadband service, increase residents and institutions use of digital tools and increase the quality and quantity of local web based content.
Bill is a co-author of www.connectingcommunities.info, a web based curriculum that is used by community leaders to develop and implement projects that increase the availability and use of digital tools in their communities.
Bill holds a Master of Science from Slippery Rock University.