Susan Sibert, professor, and Kenneth Kerchenske, a local high school principal, have published on considerations of using article turf on athletic playing fields.
Sibert is a professor in the Department of Professional Studies in Education and is coordinator of the Principal Certification Program. She invited Kerchenske, principal at Cambria Heights Senior High School in Patton, Pennsylvania, Cambria County, to speak to her Principal Certification Program candidates. The two educators also collaborated on an article published in Interscholastic Athletic Administration, a publication of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. The article, “Artificial Turf 4.0,” offers pros and cons for school officials considering purchasing artificial turf for athletic playing fields.