- Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1983, Theoretical Solid State Physics
- M.S., Solid State Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Penn., 1978
- B.S., Physics and Chemistry, Ecole Normale Superieure de Bamako, Bamako, Mali, 1973
- Formal training in the theory and practice of Teaching and Learning, 1969-1973
- TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professor of Physics and Chancellor's Fellow, SUBR, 1994-Present.
Associate Professor of Physics, SUBR, 1989-Present. Assistant Professor of Physics,
SUBR, 1984-89. Teaches or taught courses in Introductory Physics, Mathematical Physics,
Classical, Relativistic, and Quantum Mechanics. Served as Acadeniic/Research advisor to
several students, ten (10) of whom are currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs. Sponsored
four national E.P.A. fellows. Bilingual teaching capability in French and English.
Revised Course content and syllabi to explicitly take into account the taxonomy of the
cognitive domain, recent researchfindings on cognition, and standards of graduate
schools and high technology industries.
Fifteen publications authored or co-authored, in the last 5 years, mainly dealt with
electronic, cohesive, magnetic, and other properties of metals and alloys; applications
applications of cognitive science (power law to perfor?nance) to teaching and learning.
Introduced the concept of cognitive condensation in teaching and leaming (NSTA, 199 1).
- ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Director, Office of Grants, Sponsored Research and Faculty Development, 1987-1989.
Measurably contributed to a quantum Leap in sponsored project and research performance
Successfully managed, as project director, sponsored research and instructional
grants and contracts over $500,000 per year for the last five years.
- RELATED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Chaired the curriculum committee which totally revamped the department's curriculum.
Personally responsible for revising mathematical and introductory Physics courses.
Developed a working paper on the dynamics of research stimulus in academia and
co-authored "Prosperity through Academic Excellence," prepared for the Louisiana
Board of Regents.
University representative on two advisory conuriittees of the Louisiana Board of Regents:
Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund (LEQSF) Planning and Louisiana Stimulus for
Excellence in Research (LASER) conunittees. Associate Director of Louisiana Space
Consortium (LaSPACE). Consultant: SREB, Schools/TJniversities.
- AWARDS AND HONORS
- Chancellor's Fellow, distinguished academic appointment at SUBR (1994 - Present).
- SU System's Presidential Faculty Excellence Award (May 1993)
- Louisiana Govemor's Award for Excellence in Educational Reform (1993)
- Chancellor's Renaissance Award, SUBR, April 1992.
- Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research, 1989.
- College of Sciences Outstanding Research Award, 1988.
- Research and Teaching Excellence Award, Dept. of Physics, 1986.
- Research, instructional, and other grants totalling over $400,000 per year.
(out of the most relevant 40)
- 1. "Dynamics of Contentration Fluctuations in Polymer Solutions with Spatiotemporal
Correlated Noise," Pui-Man Lam and D. Bagayoko, Phys. Rev. ELO, No. 1, 437 (1994).
- 2. "Ward Identities for Surface-Growth Models with Diffusion," Pui-Man Lain and D.
Bagayoko, Physical Review E50, 2488 (October, 1994).
- 3. "The Dynamics of Student Retention," D. Bagayoko and Ella L. Kelley, Education
Vol. I 1 5, No. 1, 31-39 (Fall, 1994).
- 4. "Cognitive Condensation for Mastery Teaching and Learning," D. Bagayoko and E. L.
Kelley, Education, Vol. 115, NO. 1, 19-25 (Fall 1994).
- 5. "A Paradigm of Education: the Model of the Timbuktu Academy," W. E. Moore and D.
Bagayoko, Education, Vol. 115, NO. 1, 11-18 (Fall, 1994).
- 6. "Spatiotemporal Correlation of Colored Noise," Pui-Man Lam and D. Bagayoko,
Physical Review @, No. 5, 3267 (November, 1993).
- 7. "The Maxwell Thermodynamics Equation -- A simplified Aide Memoire," D. Bagayoko,
Physics Education, 1992, ajournal of the British Institute of Physics (IOP).
- 8. "Mechanics: an Overview," Magill's Survey of Science: Physical Science. Publisher:
Salem Press, Inc., Pasadena Cal., (1/1991).
- 9. "Electronic Structure and Related Properties of Silver," by Co-authors and D. Bagayoko,
Phys. Rev. B42, 7322,(1990).
- 10. "Electronic, Magnetic, and Bulk Properties of Nickel," D. Bagayoko and Zelda Y. Gills,
Proceedings, National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), Holmdell, N.J. (1989).
- 11. "Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Manganese Impurities in Aluminum,"
D. Bagayoko, N. Brener, D. Kanhere, and J. Callaway, Phys. Rev. B36, 9263 (1987).
- 12. "Prosperity Through Academic Excellence," G. D'Amour, D. Bagayoko et al. A Working
Paper Developed for Louisiana Board of Regents, April (1987).
- 13. "Electronic Structure of Chromium and Manganese Impurities In Copper,"
D. Bagayoko, P. Blaha, and J. Callaway, Phys. Rev. @, 3572 (1986).
- 14. "On Variational Solutions of the Dirac Equation," D. Bagayoko, C. Dorsey, and
N. Brian, Proceedings, NSBP, Washington, D.C. (1985).
- 15. "Contraction of Gaussian Basis Sets and the Total Energy of FCC Copper,"
D. Bagayoko, Inter. Jour. Quant. Chem. 17, 527 (1983).
- 16. "Lattice Parameter Dependence of Ferromagnetism in BCC and FCC Iron,"
D. Bagayoko and J. Callaway, Phys. Rev. B28, 5419 (1983).
- 17. "Band Structure of BCC Cobalt," D. Bagayoko, A. Ziegler, and J. Callaway,
Phys. Rev. aU, 7046 (1983).
- 18. "Total Energy of Metallic Lithium," J. Callaway, X. Zou, D. Bagayoko, Phys.
Rev. B27, 631 (1982).
- 19. "Calculation of the Total Energy of a Metal," J. Callaway, X. Zou, and
D. Bagayoko, Phys. Lett. A89, 86 (1982).
- 20. Major Software Development: Total energy calculation features of the program package
known as BNDPKG, a comprehensive band structure and related property computation package.
PRESENTATIONS: Average of five (5) NationaVRegionai technical presentations per year
(APS, NSBP, NSTA, NACME, AAAS, etc).