Bill serves as a National Science Liaison. In this role he works with various stakeholder groups to strengthen the social sciences and Extension DC-centric agency interactions, as well as providing linkages between those stakeholders and the appropriate NIFA staff based in Kansas City.
Bill came to the agency in 2002 and has served as a specialist, National Program Leader, and Program and Analysis Officer. Prior to joining NIFA, he worked for five years with Penn State Cooperative Extension, and before that he worked for five years with two different large agricultural corporations.
Bill received his Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University in 2009. He holds a Master of Education degree in Instructional Systems (2003) and a Master of Business Administration degree (1992), both from Penn State. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology from Penn State in 1989.