Professor of Crop Science
and Turfgrass Management Specialist
1207 Williams Hall
Campus Box 7620
Raleigh, NC 27695-7620
Office: 1207 Williams Hall
Dr. Cooper has a 50% teaching / 50% research appointment. He teaches CS 210 – Lawns and Sports Turf, a distance education course, and CS 400 – Turf Cultural Systems. He also works with students to identify summer internship opportunities and advises students in both the 2-year Agricultural Institute and B. Sc. Agronomy turfgrass management programs.
Rich has been active in research concerning many aspects of practical turfgrass management, including: non-nutritional growth enhancers and their effects on the growth and physiology of turfgrasses, soil microbial dynamics as they relate to turfgrass soils, and distance learning and internet applications for delivering turfgrass management courses.