Faculty profile: William Diehl

October 12, 2021

Name: William Diehl

William Diehl

William Diehl

IMAGE: Penn State

Title: Associate Teaching Professor of Education (Lifelong Learning and Adult Education); Coordinator of Online Graduate Programs

Department: Learning and Performance Systems

Phone: 814-867-0228

Email: wcd116@psu.edu

Office address: 303 Keller Building

Directory entry: https://ed.psu.edu/directory/dr-william-diehl



In addition to his faculty role in the College of Education, Diehl serves as associate editor for The American Journal of Distance Education. He is the director of The American Center for the Study of Distance Education and the founder of the International Museum of Distance Education and Technology.

Diehl is the co-editor of the fourth edition of the Handbook of Distance Education (January 2019). His book chapters can be found in the Handbook of Distance Education (second, third and fourth editions) and The Handbook of mLearning, and he is author and co-author of numerous articles in academic journals and proceedings at academic conferences. 

A consultant in the corporate, higher education and government sectors, his professional experience also includes work as a K-12 teacher, technologist, web designer and developer, instructional design and multimedia consultant. He was the educational director for the award-winning documentary film “Arapaho Truths” (now showing at international film festivals), and his original music has been included in documentaries. 

Diehl earned his doctorate in adult education with a focus in distance education from Penn State. His undergraduate degree focused on elementary education.

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Last Updated October 20, 2021