eXtension Names Hill, Hino, & Stofer Fellows for 2015

Three eXtension Fellowships for 2015 will focus on Makers, Citizen Science, and the Internet of Things (IoT). eXtension Fellows come from Premium eXtension Foundation member institutions, spend one year devoted to their fellowship topic, present fellowship work and progress to CES throughout the year via LEARN and the 2016 National eXtension Conference, and develop a user community or learning network around the topic.

The 2015 eXtension Fellows are:

HillPaul.2014smMaker: Paul Hill, Utah State University–Paul is an Extension assistant professor and 4-H agent in Washington County, Utah. His areas of expertise are: youth leadership, STEM education, volunteerism, social media, and small business development. Paul has been active in the maker community and is a member of the eXtension Educational Technology Learning Network. Visit Paul’s eXtension Fellowship page.


jeffhinoInternet of Things: Jeff Hino, Oregon State University–Jeff is the learning technology leader at Oregon State University working in Extension & Experiment Station Communications. He facilitates adoption of new communication and learning technologies and the OSU Ask an Expert initiative. He sees his role as one that empathizes with and encourages people as they begin or continue their relationship with technology. Jeff has an extensive background in instructional design, technology, and media production. He is also a member of the eXtension Educational Technology Learning Network. Visit Jeff’s eXtension Fellowship page.


Stofer_KCitizen Science: Katie Stofer, University of Florida–Katie is a research assistant professor at the University of Florida in the Agricultural Education and Communication department. Her research focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), especially in free-choice or informal education and outreach settings. She’s interested in how the public gathers, makes meaning from, and uses current scientific research findings and how that use relates to their science identities. Visit Katie’s eXtension Fellowship page.

For more information about the eXtension Fellowship contact either Jerry Thomas at jthomas@extension.org or Terry Meisenbach at tmeisenbach@extension.org.