Rich Cooper

Professor

rich_cooper@ncsu.edu

Williams Hall 1207 PO Box 7620, Raleigh, NC 27695-7620

Biography

Dr. Cooper is the professor of Crop science and he also works with students to identify summer internship opportunities and advises students in both the 2-year Agricultural Institute and B. Sc. Agronomy turfgrass management programs.

HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES


Gamma Sigma Delta, National Agricultural Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi, National Interdisciplinary Honor Society

Sigma Xi, National Scientific Research Society

American Society of Agronomy

American Society for Horticultural Science

The Crop Science Society of America

The International Turfgrass Society

The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association

The Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association

The Connecticut Golf Course Superintendents Association

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

The Triangle Turfgrass Association

The Turfgrass Council of North Carolina

Turfgrass Producers International

 

Education

Dr. Cooper did his B.S in Agronomy (Turfgrass Management) at Pennsylvania State University(1978), M.S. in Plant and Soil Sciences (Turfgrass Science) at University of Rhode Island (1980) and Ph.D in Agronomy (Turfgrass Science) at Ohio State University (1985).

Experience

Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Management(1985-1990) - University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Associate Professor of of Turfgrass Management(1991-1995) - University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Associate Professor of Turfgrass Management(1995-1998) - North Carolina State University, Department of Crop Science

Professor of Turfgrass Management(1998-present) - North Carolina State University, Department of Crop Science

Research

Dr. Cooper has been active in research concerning many aspects of practical turfgrass management, including: non-nutritional growth enhancers and their effects on the growth and physiology of turfgrasses, soil microbial dynamics as they relate to turfgrass soils, and distance learning and internet applications for delivering turfgrass management courses.

Teaching

Dr. Cooper has a 50% teaching and 50% research appointment. The courses taken by Dr. cooper are:
CS 465 - Environmental Issues in Turf Management
CS 210 - Lawns and Sports Turf, a distance education
CS 400 - Turf Cultural Systems

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