R. David Bynum, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

1977-1981  Ph.D., Cell Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Courses in Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1958-1961 B. A., Mathematics, Westminster College, Fulton, MO
Stony Brook University
2013-present Associate Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education

Founder, LIGASE (Long Island Group Advancing Scienc eEducation, 1995)
Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 2004;                       
Founder, CESAME (Center for Science and Mathematics Education, 2007)

  * created and directed Center with 9 faculty and 3 support staff

* received over 17M $ in external funding for science and math

  * mentored faculty to write proposals for external funding

* designed, remodeled and equipped a suite of 8 molecular biology labs

  * developed 15 new undergraduate and graduate biology courses

* created partnerships between SBU departments, schools and colleges


* developed research and education opportunities for over 1000 high school, community college and university students, and in-service teachers


* designed summer programs for middle, high school and university students


* developed programs to encourage underrepresented students to pursue science


* led development of graduate programs in science education


* directed science programs for more tha 60,000 middle and high school students


* received university, state and national recognition for achievements 

1992-1995 Assistant Vice Provost and Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Teach microbiology course; chair Faculty Committee on Health Professions; write, secure and manage externally funded programmatic grants for education partnerships between Stony Brook, community colleges and Long Island high schools

1982-1992 Director of Microbiology Laboratories and Assistant Professor

Manage staff of 12 to provide services in oligonucleotide synthesis, tissue culture and monoclonal antibody preparation to the health sciences and research community; design and teach courses in the Biology Division and the Health Sciences Center (received President’s and Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching); raised funds from pharmaceutical firms for local symposia

Other Professional Experience

Permanente Medical Group, Management for automated systems of health care delivery, San Francisco, CA.


Shell Oil Company, Management, systems analysis and computer programming for business systems applications, Tulsa, OK; NY City; Menlo Park, CA.


National Institute of Health, Extramural Research Programs in Neurobiology and Neurological Disorders


Binghamton University, External Review of Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Technology

2006 National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Program reviewer

National Science Foundation, Math and Science Partnership, Committee of Visitors (COV) Meeting


National Science Foundation, Physics Division, Quarknet


National Science Foundation, Math and Science Partnership

2003 National Science Foundation, Math and Science Partnership (targeted)
1996 & 2000

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – ad hoc reviewer


National Institutes of Health NCRR Minority Initiative: K-12 Teachers and High School Students


Admissions Committee, Doctoral Program in Science Education


New York State Education Department Science Education Advisory Committee

2004-2007 Resource Allocation and Academic Planning Committee
2003-2004 NCATE Accreditation Committee
1999-2006  School of Professional Development Council
1998-2006 School of Professional Development Curriculum Committee
1997-2001 National Science Foundation RAIRE Executive Committee
1992-1997 Project 3000 by 2000 Committee
1992-1995 Chair, Faculty Committee on Health Professions
1994-1995 Presidential Task Force for Special Programs
1992-1993 Middle States Reaccreditation Committee 
1990-1992 Chair, Microbiology Finance and Space Committees
1987-1996 Medical School Admissions Committee
1984-1987 Resource Allocation and Academic Planning Committee
1984-1986 Biology Computing Committee
1984-1985 Human Development Residential College Planning Committee
1982-1985 Health Sciences Center Faculty Senate - Executive Committee

Tel:  631-632-9750
Fax:  631-632-9791

E-mail:  r.bynum@stonybrook.edu