Chase M Straw, Ph.D.

Chase Straw, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Turfgrass Management and Physiology at Texas A&M University. He earned his bachelors from the University of Kentucky in Turfgrass Science. As an undergrad, he gained experience managing sports fields at the collegiate (University of Kentucky) and professional (Boston RedSox and Cincinnati Bengals) levels. He went on to earn his master’s and Ph.D. in Turfgrass Science from the University of Georgia. Straw spent two years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Minnesota before moving to Texas A&M. His research focuses on spatial and temporal variability within turfgrass systems in order to develop practical strategies for reducing management inputs and improving the overall user experience.