Bruce B. Clarke, Ph.D.


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.