Professor of Turf Management
- Plant Science
- Ph.D., 1996, Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University
- M.S., 1993, Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University
- B.S., 1991, Agronomy & Environmental Science, Delaware Valley College
Douglas Linde grew up as a golf course superintendent's son on Wedgewood Golf Course in Allentown, Pa., and developed a love for golf and its playing field at an early age. His career goal to become a superintendent changed upon graduation from Delaware Valley College in 1991. After completing his graduate degrees from Penn State University, Dr. Linde returned to Del Val in 1996 to develop and direct the turf management program.
Dr. Linde specializes in preparing students for a career in the turf industry and is the academic and career advisor for all turf management students. He also teaches several turf management courses, including Golf Course Design and Construction, Land Surveying, Irrigation Technology, and Soils. He also coaches the golf team, advises the Turf Club, and supervises the turf-research facility and putting green on campus.
He received the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2003 and was awarded the 2005 Golf Coach of of the Year award for the NCAA Div. III Freedom Conference. Dr. Linde is a golf course and sports field consultant and conducts turfgrass research. While a student at Del Val, Dr. Linde played on the golf and basketball teams. In 1990 he was named an Academic All-American for Golf by the Golf Coaches Associaton of America and was also an Agricultural Ambassador for two years.