Lewis Buterakos

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Department of Mathematics


Ph.D. in Mathematics, Virginia Tech, ‘03
M.S. in Mathematics, Virginia Tech, ‘93
M.S. in Geology, Virginia Tech, ‘90
B.S. in Geology, Virginia Tech, ‘87


Dr. Buterakos came to Bluefield College in 2002.  Prior to joining the faculty at BC, he held the position of Instructor of Mathematics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1997-2002.  Dr. Buterakos has always embraced an interdisciplinary approach to the Sciences, which eventually led him to complete a Doctorate in Mathematics in 2003.  He also possesses teaching credentials in the physical sciences and is currently working towards obtaining teaching credentials in physics.  Dr. Buterakos currently holds the position of Department Head of Mathematics and serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative to the NAIA, in which capacity he is responsible for ensuring that all athletes are eligible in accordance with the rules and regulations of the NAIA prior to representing BC in competition.  He teaches or has taught courses in College Algebra, Mathematics of Finance, Statistics, Precalculus, Multivariable and Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, Abstract Algebra, Elementary Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, and Physical Science.