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John G. Majernik

Lecturer

 I currently teach a variety of classes for the Horticulture Technology program. My specialty is turfgrass science, golf course management and sports turf management. Education has always been one of my passions.

I graduated in 2012 with my Masters in Education from Kent State University. I also have two (2) undergraduate degrees from Ohio State University. An Associate Degree in Applied Science in Turfgrass Management from the Agricultural Technical Institute, OSU Wooster and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agronomy, Turfgrass Management. Golf has always been part of my family experience. I started caddying at a club in Columbus where I grew up. That progressed into being hired by the same club on the greens crew while I was a sophomore in high school. My professional career began as a golf course superintendent at an eighteen (18) hole public course in 1980, even though by that time I had worked at a Cleveland club as the drainage foreman and worked for a company that built golf courses. After a couple years, I accepted a position as a golf course superintendent at a thirty-six (36) hole facility. After eight (8) years, I was promoted to a department head level within the same organization. That added more facilities for me to oversee. I worked in sales in the green industry for several years and started my own business that does service work in the green industry.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certified Golf Course Superintendent by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America - February 1985
  • Earned Environmental Management Program Specialization, by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America - January 2001
Affiliations

Professional Memberships:

  • Elected to serve as Secretary for The KSU Salem Faculty Council, 2013-2014 
  • Certified, Class AA Member, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, for over 36 years
  • Secretary/Treasurer for the Northern Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association, 1994 through 2004
  • Past president and trustee for the Northern Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association, 1987 through 1993
  • Member Ohio Turf Grass Foundation
  • Served on the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Education Committee 1995 through 1997
  • Speaker at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America‚Äôs 66th International Golf Course Conference and Show, February, 1995
John G. Majernik
OFFICE
Department of Biological Sciences
2491 St Rte 45 South
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-332-0361
Fax: 330-337-4122
jmajerni@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Summer 2014
  • HORT 26011 - 500 Coop Work Exp Tree Care
  • HORT 26021 - 500 Coop Work Exp Landscape
  • HORT 26031 - 500 Coop Work Exp Turf Grass
Fall 2014
  • HORT 16001 - 590 Introduction To Horticulture
  • HORT 26001 - 590 Occupational Reg And Safety
  • HORT 26011 - 500 Coop Work Exp Tree Care
  • HORT 26030 - 590 Turf Grass Management
  • HORT 26031 - 500 Coop Work Exp Turf Grass
  • HORT 26032 - 590 Golf Course Management
  • HORT 36092 - 501 Internship In Horticulture
Spring 2015
  • HORT 16001 - 500 Introduction To Horticulture
  • HORT 26011 - 500 Coop Work Exp Tree Care
  • HORT 26021 - 500 Coop Work Exp Landscape
  • HORT 26031 - 500 Coop Work Exp Turf Grass
  • HORT 36034 - 500 Sports Turf Management