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Faculty

Penn State faculty are dedicated to providing the best possible educational opportunties to students in the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program.

Kristen Althouse  Teaches Botany for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Students (Bot 902A). 

Jeffrey A. Borger (M.S. The Pennsylvania State University), Instructor in Turfgrass Weed Management. Mr. Borger is the principle instructor of weed science and turfgrass maintenance.  He teaches Weed Control in Turfgrass (Turf 923A) and Turfgrass Cultural Systems (Turf 925A). 

Rick Capozzi, Founder/President, CapozziGroup & Survival Mindset.  He teaches Life Skills Training for Turfgrass Managers (Mgmt. 902A). 

Dennis Gilbert, President of Appreciative Strategies, LLC.  He teaches Introduction to Human Resource Management (Mgmt. 906A) and Essentials of Human Resource Management (Mgmt. 907A). 

Bree Hayes (Ph.D.), Instructor in Human Relations. Dr. Hayes is President of the Hayes Group Consulting, LLC.  She teaches Leadership Styles and Team Dynamics (Mgmt. 905A).

David R. Huff (Ph.D. University of California), Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics. Dr. Huff teaches turfgrass growth and development in community dynamics in both the four-year and two-year programs and researches turfgrass breeding and genetics and the development of turfgrass varieties for multiple uses.  He teaches Turfgrass Biology (Turf 936A). 

Joseph Hughes, Manager, Penn State Golf Courses.  He teaches Golf Appreciation (Turf 937A). 

Kyle Imhoff, Assistant State Climatogolist, The Pennsylvania State University.  He teaches Weather for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Students (Meteorology 901A). 

Bradley Jakubowski, Instructor in Plant Science, The Pennsylvania State University.  He teaches Irrigation Repair (ASM 902B). 

John E. Kaminski (Ph.D. University of Maryland), Professor of Turfgrass Science & Director, Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program. Teaches various courses in turfgrass management, renovation and construction, communications, and coordinates the internship program.  He teaches Communication 901A & 901B, Computers 901A, Plant Path 912A, Turf 911A, Turf 926A, Turf 927A, and Turf 935A.

Peter Landschoot (Ph.D. University of Rhode Island), Professor of Turfgrass Management. He teaches Case Studies in Golf Turf Management (Turf 956A).

Tim Lulis, Teaching and Research Assistant in Plant Science.  He teaches Math for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Students (Math 901A) and Specifications, Construction & Renovation of Turfgrass Sites (Turf 924A). 

Ben McGraw (Ph.D. Rutgers University), Associate Profess of Turfgrass Science. His area of expertise is Turfgrass Entomology, Biological Control and Insect Ecology.  He teaches Arthropod Pests of Cool-Season and Warm-Season Turfgrass Cultivars (Ent 952A).  

Andrew S. McNitt (Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University), Professor of Soil Science. Teaches soil physical properties and conducts research relating to athletic field and golf green construction.  He teaches Soils 921A.

William Myers, Agricultural Operations Specialist, The Pennsylvania State University.  He teaches Equipment Maintenance and Reel Maintenance (ASM 902A). 

Rosa Osborn, Lecturer in Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University.  She teaches Spanish for Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program Students (Span 901A). 

Richard Pagett (B.S., The Pennsylvania State University) is an Instructor of Business Management. He teaches Turfgrass Business Management (Business Mgmt. 901A).

James Savage is an instructor in Plant Science.  He teaches Practical Maintenance of Trees (Hort 903A). 

Maxim J. Schlossberg (Ph.D. Georgia), Associate Professor of Turfgrass Nutrition.  Dr. Schlossberg teaches and conducts research in soil fertility and soil chemistry at Penn State, particularly in regards to turfgrass health and environmental quality. He teaches Soils 901A and 922A.

Wakar Uddin (Ph.D. University of Georgia), Professor of Plant Pathology. Responsible for developing research programs related to turfgrass disease management. He teaches Diseases of Turfgrass (P Path 902A).