John Kaminski, Ph.D., currently serves as the director of the golf course turfgrass management program at Penn State. He is the Tombros Early Career professor and associate professor of turfgrass management in the department of plant science.
Kaminski has extensive experience in the area of golf course turfgrass management and specifically in the management of turfgrass diseases. He has been responsible for or associated with the discovery of four new turfgrass diseases on golf courses. His research focuses on the identification of turfgrass pathogens and the cultural and chemical management of their associated diseases.
In his role as director of the golf course turfgrass management program, Kaminski is responsible for mentoring future golf course superintendents in and out of the classroom. He also serves as co-advisor for the Penn State Turf Club.