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.
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
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).
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
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.
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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