Bill Zimmerman is a lecturer in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State. He teaches a course in digital public relations and social media in addition to supervising the social media division within the college's student-run creative agency, CommAgency. In 2020, he received the Deans' Excellence Award for Integrated Scholarship from his college. For four years, he produced an entrepreneurship podcast titled "Happy Valley Hustle," which collected 21,000+ downloads. Bill also holds the Accreditation in Public Relations.