Desmond Stephens

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Dr. Stephens is featured in ACUE’s modules: Engaging Underprepared Students, Providing Useful Feedback, and Using Student Achievement and Feedback to Improve Your Teaching.

Stephens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), where he teaches College Algebra, Calculus, and Linear Algebra. Over his career, he has been part of multiple funded projects related to improving teaching and learning and currently is a co-PI on a 1.4 million dollar NSF project redesigning freshman level STEM courses.

Previously, Stephens worked as the Faculty Development Coordinator for the University’s regional accreditation initiative. Currently, he serves as the College of Science and Technology’s Faculty Development Coordinator and as the Director of the Innovative Academic Improvement Project. In these roles he has developed training programs to increase the number of faculty using pedagogical best practices in STEM and has been instrumental in the design of academic learning spaces at FAMU.

Stephens earned his BS in Mathematics from Delaware State University. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Applied Mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology.