Andrew S. McNitt
Ag.Science and Industries Bldg.
Lab Phone: 814-364-2792
Fax: 1 814-863-7043
has been with the Pennsylvania State University for
He is presently Director of Penn State's Center for Sports Surface Research (ssrc.psu.edu) where he conducts research relating to athletic field surface characterization and golf green construction and maintenance.
Dr. McNitt is also the Program Coordinator for the 4-year turfgrass science major and the Basic & Advanced Certificate as well as the Associate, Bachelors, and Masters of Professional Studies Programs offered through Penn State's World Campus Online Learning. In 2010 he was inducted into Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences Academy of Teaching Excellence.
has been honored nationally by the Golf Course
Superintendents Association of America, The Musser
International Turfgrass Foundation, The Crop Science
Society of America, The American Society of
Agronomy, and the Sports Turf Managers Association.
consulted on numerous golf course construction and
renovation projects and athletic fields construction
and renovation at all levels of play from high
school through professional sports complexes.
is currently the technical adviser to the NFL
Groundskeepers Organizaton and serves on several
committees at the League level.
Principal Areas of Research Activity