Bruce B. Clarke, Ph.D., is an extension specialist in turfgrass pathology at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Clarke’s research focuses on foliar and root-infecting diseases of cool-season turfgrass. He is currently director of the Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science at Rutgers University.
Clarke’s excellence in the turfgrass industry has been well-documented through the numerous awards he has received, including the USGA Green Section Award; Fred Grau Turfgrass Science Award, Crop Science Society of America; Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award, GCSAA; John Reid Lifetime Achievement Award, Metropolitan GCSA; Distinguished Service Award, GCSANJ; Ralph Geiger Endowed Chair, Rutgers University; and Hall of Fame Award, New Jersey Turfgrass Association.
In addition to participation in various state and regional turfgrass conferences, Clarke has taught identification and control of foliar and root-infecting diseases of cool-season turfgrass in China, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 1993. His hobbies and interests include skiing, hiking and swimming.