Dr. Douglas Linde is a professor of turf management at Delaware Valley University. Dr. Linde joined DelVal’s faculty in 1996 to develop and direct the turf management program. Dr. Linde is also a golf course and sports field consultant and conducts turfgrass research.
Dr. Linde specializes in preparing students for successful careers in the turf industry. He advises all turf management students both academically and as they pursue their career goals. Dr. Linde teaches several turf management courses, including Golf Course Design and Construction, Land Surveying, Irrigation Technology, and Soils. Outside of class, he coaches the Golf Team, advises the Turf Club, and supervises the turf-research facility and putting green on campus.
Dr. Linde grew up as a golf course superintendent's son on Wedgewood Golf Course in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for golf and its playing field at an early age. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agronomy and environmental science from DelVal in 1991 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy from Penn State in 1996.
Dr. Linde received DelVal’s Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2003 and was awarded the 2005 Golf Coach of the Year award for the NCAA Division III Freedom Conference.
- Plant Science
- Ph.D., Agronomy, Penn State
- M.S., Agronomy, Penn State
- B.S., Agronomy & Environmental Science, Delaware Valley University