Faculty/Staff Profile

Clyde Pattison Bagley, Ph.D., M.S., B.S.

Dean, College of Agricultural and Human Sciences

Highest Degree University: Virginia Tech University
College/Unit: College of Agriculture & Human Ecology
Department: Agriculture
Nursing & Health Sciences Building (NURS) 244 NHS
PO Box: 5165
(931) 372-3149

Dr. C. Pat Bagley is Dean, College of Agricultural and Human Sciences and Professor, Animal Science at Tennessee Tech University. The College has been the fastest growing College at Tech in terms of increased percentage of student enrollment the past five years. The College has dramatically increased in donations to the TTU Foundation, and increased in grants and contracts to the units within the College. Further, there are five student “travel-abroad" experiences that faculty within the College are involved with this year, including travel to Argentina, Dominican Republic, Prague, Finland, and Cuba (planned). The Schools within the College focus on hands-on experiential learning opportunities for students and the development of student leadership. Some of the newer additions to the curriculum include the agri-tourism concentration in the School of Agriculture; the Child Life Specialist concentration in Human Ecology, and renewed emphasis in the School of Nursing with the LPN to RN to BSN program, and strengthening the MSN program along with developing the University's first "certificate" program.

Tech and the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences take pride in developing students to be prepared for life-long learning through the experiences they have here at Tennessee Tech. For more specific information about programs and concentrations within the Schools, please go to those home pages. And if you are interested in further information about attending Tech and scholarship opportunities, please contact us. The College gives out more than 150 scholarships to students within the College in the individual Schools.

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Dr. C. Pat Bagley is the first dean to serve the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences formed from the merging of TTU’s Schools of Agriculture, Human Ecology and Nursing. Most recently a professor and department head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Bagley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from Louisiana State University and a doctorate from Virginia Tech. He returned to LSU after earning his doctorate and became a tenured professor. He then spent 10 years at Mississippi State University as a professor, researcher and head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. After moving to Sam Houston State University, he taught full-time, with release time for research efforts. In 2002, he accepted his position at Texas A&M-Commerce as department head. There he worked on a long-range plan for the farm operation, a grant targeting minority students in international agriculture, and a program in animal assisted therapies. Bagley also led the university’s first international education program to Mexico. Bagley’s extensive research interests include work with by-products as nutrition for cattle or for use as fertilizer and original work on the stockpiling of tall fescue as winter forage. A frequently published author on the topic of forage, Bagley served as editor and contributing author to the book, Animals and Society. Bagley has held leadership roles at international, national, regional, state and local levels. He has served as chairperson of the International Committee on Uniformity of Terminology for Grazing Land and Grazing Animals, as well as past president of the American Forage and Grassland Council.

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