Shawn Kaskie

Fellows Coordinator

As RFI Fellows coordinator, Shawn Kaskie works closely with all fellows to stimulate discussions, projects that address the critical challenges and many opportunities in rural America.

Shawn also serves as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Rural Development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the College of Business and Technology.

He is a certified Professional Community & Economic Developer, and a former Gallup Entrepreneurship Acceleration System Guide, Business Retention & Expansion consultant, and NxLevel Entrepreneurship Instructor.

Shawn is pursuing a Ph.D. in the UNL Ag Leadership (ALEC) program. He has a master’s degree in regional planning and undergraduate majors in Public Administration, Sociology, and Psychology from Hastings College. He has experience providing in community economic development and market research services to more than 60 communities in over a dozen rural Midwest counties throughout Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin and in Papua New Guinea as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

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