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Steve DelongFaculty: Steve Delong
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Department: Math

Office Location: Bristol Hall 230

Contact Information: 970-870-4475,


I am one of the most recent addition to the ranks of the full-time mathematics faculty here at Colorado Mountain College.  Though I have just arrived at CMC, as you can see, I’ve taught at several different colleges and Universities, and I also work as an editor on several mathematics textbooks.

If you take my classes in mathematics you will find that I have a great love for the subject, and take the content quite seriously.  My goals are to challenge students with a high-quality course that pushes them to discover the limits of their skill, to prepare them to move forward in their academic careers with a solid base of knowledge, and to instill within them an unwavering attention to detail and a zeal for precision.

I received my Master of Science degree in Pure Mathematics from Lehigh University, in Pennsylvania, back in 1992.  Circumstances got in the way of the completion of my PhD, but I’ve always planned on returning to that task.  One of my personal education hopes is to be able to (eventually) go to Law School… it took me till I was in my 40s, but now I know what I want to be when I grow up… a lawyer!

Where I’ve taught     Mathematical Interests
University of Oregon ‘89-’90   Mathematical Logic
Lehigh University ‘90-’92   Abstract Algebra
Waubonsee CC ‘92   Algebraic Coding Theory
Colorado State Univ ‘92-’93   Analysis
Tidewater CC ‘93-’04    
FRCC ‘04-’07    
Kaplan University ‘06-pres    

My Wife, DebbieMy Story
You might think that all math professors are staid academics who have lived their entire life behind a math book… if that’s the case, then you’ll find that I’m not like that at all. 

I left high school early and joined the US Navy, hoping to “see the world.”  After a tour of duty aboard the USS Spartanburg County, with the US Sixth Fleet assigned to the Middle East, I left the service, and worked for several years as a steel cutter and welder, hoping to figure out what I wanted to do with my life…
I can empathize with those students who “hated” high school, because I did, as well… but I can tell you from experience that education truly is “the way."

My Favorite Places in the World

  • Fort Collins, Colorado    
  • Sydney, Australia
  • London, England
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Wells, Maine


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