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Updated November 9, 2022


Evan C. Mascitti

116 ASI Building

University Park, PA 16802

(608) 513-8800

evanmascitti@gmail.com

https://www.evan-soil.io/

Summary

I am in year 4 of earning my PhD in soil science at Penn State and plan to graduate in May of 2023. I worked as a sports turf manager for several years before returning to graduate school. My current research focus is engineered soil mixtures for use on baseball fields. After completing my PhD, I plan to continue my career as an academic scientist with both teaching and research activities.

Education

Ph.D (ABD), Soil Science - Penn State University

M.S., Agronomy - Penn State University (2014)

B.S., Geology - Beloit College, Beloit, WI (2012)

Employment

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania (January 2019-present)

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club (August 2016-December 2018)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gwinnett Braves Baseball Club (January 2016-August 2016)

Lawrenceville, Georgia

H&K Sports Fields (January 2015-January 2016)

Madison, Wisconsin

New York Mets Baseball Club (May 2014-October 2014)

Flushing, New York

Penn State University (August 2012-December 2014)

University Park, PA

Skills and Expertise

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Mascitti, E.C., McNitt, A.S., and Serensits, T.J, 2017. Divot resistance of thick cut sod as influenced by preharvest nitrogen and sand topdressing. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 13: p. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.2134/itsrj2017.01.0010

Submitted for peer-review

Mascitti, E.C., McNitt, A.S. 2022, and Drohan, P.J. Coarse additions affect the plasticity and toughness of soil mixtures, Part I: Particle size. Submitted August 2022 to Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Mascitti, E.C., McNitt, A.S. 2022, and Drohan, P.J. Coarse additions affect the plasticity and toughness of soil mixtures, Part II: Sand angularity and sand-size uniformity. Submitted August 2022 to Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Manuscripts in preparation

Mascitti, E.C. and McNitt, A.S. 2022. A laboratory method to measure surface disturbance of baseball infield soils by cleated footwear. Planned submission to Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology.

Mascitti, E.C. and McNitt, A.S. 2022. Effect of particle size distribution and clay mineralogy on behavior of drying baseball infield soils. Planned submission to Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Mascitti, E.C. and McNitt, A.S. 2022. Toughness of sand-clay mixtures under unconfined compression as a function of water content. Planned submission to Applied Clay Science.

Trade magazine articles

Mascitti, E.C. What is clay? SportsField Management Magazine. October issue. https://sportsfieldmanagementonline.com/2021/10/12/what-is-clay/13123/

Mascitti, E.C. and McNitt, A.S., 2021. Dissecting infield playability. SportsField Management Magazine. March issue. https://sportsfieldmanagementonline.com/2021/03/15/dissecting-infield-playability/12504/

Mascitti, E.C., McNitt, A.S., and Serensits, T.J., 2016. Lean and mean: Sod production for in-season field replacements. SportsTurf Magazine. https://sportsfieldmanagementonline.com/2016/05/31/lean-and-mean-sod-production-for-in-season-field-replacements/8035/

Blog posts

Available at evan-soil.io/blog.


Grant funding

2020


Technical presentations:

2022

2021

2020

2017

2014

2012

Extension/outreach presentations:

2022

2021

2020

2016


Guest lectures and invited presentations:

2022

2021

2020

2019

2017

Podcast interviews

2022

2021


Honors and Scholarships

Industry service

Professional Memberships


Personal interests


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