Stephen Featherstonhaugh

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Assistant Professor
Deputy Chairperson


Office: N-599U

Office Hours: M 7-8 AM,W 7-8, 10-11 AM

Phone: +1 (212) 220-1241

Stephen Featherstonhaugh was born and raised in Vermont. He studied Physics for his Bachelor of Science degree at Norwich University. He worked briefly for the Learning Center at Vermont Technical College before getting a Masters of Science in Mathematics at UVM and a Doctorate in Mathematics at The University At Albany. He began working at BMCC in 2003.
Doctor Featherstonhaugh is concentrating on Calculus and Developmental Algebra. His goals are to improve the Calculus Lab experience for students and improve passing rates in Developmental Algebra. Doctor Featherstonhaugh’s research interest is in Galois Module Theory and Number Theory.
While at home, Doctor Featherstonhaugh enjoys raising his two children and photography.


Number Theory , Linear Algebra , Developmental Mathematics Education, Abstract Algebra


  • B.S. Norwich University, Physics,1990
  • M.S. University of Vermont, Mathematics,1995
  • Ph.D. University at Albany, State University of New York., Mathematics,2003

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

  • Opening Gatways – OER coordinator
    A joint project with NYCT. The project focuses on Open Educational Resource (OER) development.


  • Abelian Hopf Galois structures on prime-power Galois field extensions Authors: S. C. Featherstonhaugh, A. Caranti and L. N. Childs Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 364 (2012), 3675-3684,AMS

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • Distinguished Teaching Award

    Fall 2001, Department of Mathematics University at Albany.

Additional Information

Stephen Featherstonhaugh, Ph. D., 2003, “Abelian Hopf Galois structures on Galois field extensions of prime power order”