Dr. Joe Omojola

James and Ruth Smith Endowed Professorship in Science

Office: Natural Sciences Building, Room 458/112
Email: jomolola@suno.edu
Phone: 504-286-5096

Dr. Joe Omojola is a Professor of Mathematics and Physics and the James and Ruth Smith Endowed Professor of Science at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). He is the Campus Coordinator for SUNO's Louis Stokes – Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LAMP). Additionally, Dr. Omojola is a co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) on a Department of Education funded Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) grant and a Robert Noyce Teacher Education grant which aims to produce more STEM teachers in high-need public schools.
Previously, Dr. Omojola served as a co-Project Manager for the Program for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Computer Technology (PESMaCT), and the Project Director of an NSF funded grant titled “Enhancement, Enrichment, and Excellence in Mathematics and Sciences (E3MaS). Between these programs, over 10 million dollars in grants funding was attracted to STEM programs at both SUNO and Dillard University. Previously, Dr. Omojola served as the Dean of the College of Science and as the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Physics.
Dr. Omojola is a recipient of the 2006 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) for his exceptional mentoring efforts that increased the graduation of underrepresented student groups in STEM. Dr. Omojola used the $10,000 grant that accompanied the Presidential Award to launch the Gateway to Excellence in Math and Science (GEMS) summer camp, a hands-on program intended to increase the interest of elementary school students in STEM. Other outreach k-12 programs initiated by Dr. Omojola include Become Excellent in STEM by Training (BEST) and Summer Training and Enrichment Program (STEP). On April 19, 2018, Dr. Omojola was recognized with a Proclamation by the New Orleans City Council for his accomplishments in STEM programs at SUNO for over 20 years.
Through teaching, research, mentoring, grants, and other related activities, Dr. Omojola has been able to foster effective collaborations with public school teachers and faculty members from other institutions.
The broader impact of Dr. Omojola’s work is seen in the number of his former students who, after earning their Ph.D.’s in Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, Statistics, Curriculum Instruction, and Mathematics and Science Education, are drawn into mentoring.
Research Interest: 
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physics
Dr. Joe Omojola

Dr. Joe Omojola

 

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