Rick L. Brandenburg, Ph.D.
Rick Brandenburg, Ph.D., is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. He has conducted research and extension programs associated with turfgrass and crop pest management for over 35 years and for 16 years served as the co-director of the Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education at NC State. Brandenburg has taught for GCSAA for many years and has been invited to speak in more than 20 countries, written more than a dozen book or book chapters, more than 140 research papers, and hundreds of trade journal articles, extension publications and webinars. He has provided weekly educational videos and blogs on his Facebook page Turf, Bugs, and Rock n’ Roll since 2011. Brandenburg has been the recipient of numerous national awards recognizing both his research and educational efforts.