Jean-Pierre R. Bayard is the Director of Academic Technology and Creative Services (ATCS), a division of Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento (Sac State).
division (www.csus.edu/atcs/) is responsible for training, development and production of media (text, graphics, web and video) materials for faculty and staff, as well as providing contract services for state and local agencies.
is comprised of the Distance & Distributed Education (soon to become e-Learning), Production and Creative Services, and Academic & Information Technology units.
Jean-Pierre was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 9, 1962.
speaks French and Haitian Creole.
In 1980, he became an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
There he received his Bachelor, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in 1984, 1986, and 1990, respectively.
doctoral research work focused on the transient responses of dipole arrays, and the application of the finite difference method to the modeling of microstrip arrays.
Between September of 1990 and August 2004 when he became Director of ATCS, he had been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Sac State.
As a faculty member, he earned the 1997-1998 Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
was also named the outstanding Electrical & Electronic Engineering faculty in 1996 and again in 1998.
During the year 1999-2000 Jean-Pierre was a fellow of the NSF-funded National Institute for Science Education (NISE).
In that capacity he
investigated the use of computer-based technology in the teaching of sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology.
is a good resource for academic professionals who are seeking to transition from a faculty position to an administrative IT position.
He is an active member of the Sac State Black Staff and Faculty Association where issues of quality education, educational equity, and access are addressed.