Chad  Awtrey
Professor and Chair
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science
220-A Russell Hall
cawtrey@samford.edu

Chad Awtrey’s professional interests include number theory, undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Before joining Samford’s faculty in 2021, he served on the faculty of Elon University, where he was Chair of Elon Core Curriculum Council and Chair of the university’s Task Force on Experiential Learning. He also served as Associate Director of Undergraduate Research.

Awtrey also served the mathematics profession as Journal Editor for North Carolina Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research (Division of Mathematics and Computer Science), and in multiple executive offices of Pi Mu Epsilon national honor society in mathematics.

Awtrey’s teaching honors include the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) 2018 Henry L. Alder Award and the MAA Southeastern Section’s 2016 Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member.

Degrees

Ph.D., Mathematics, Arizona State University
M.A., Mathematics, Arizona State University
B.A., Mathematics and Music Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Publications

Chad Awtrey and Briana Brady*, Automorphisms of 2-adic fields of degree twice
an odd number, JP J. Algebra, Num. Theory Appl., 44, no. 2, 201–210, (2019).
Chad Awtrey and Ashley Pritchard*, Totally ramified degree-p extensions over the
unramified quadratic p-adic field, Int. J. Algebra., 13, no. 7, 297–306, (2019).
Chad Awtrey, Peter Komlofske*, Christian Reese*, and Janaé Williams*, On Galois
p-adic fields of p-power degree, JP J. Algebra, Num. Theory Appl., 41, no. 2,
275–287, (2019).
Chad Awtrey and Peter Jakes*, Subfields and Galois groups of solvable sextic
polynomials, North Carolina J. Math. Stat., 4, 1–11, (2018).
Chad Awtrey, Jim Beuerle, and Jade Schrader*, Constructing Galois 2-extensions
of the 2-adic numbers, North Carolina J. Math. Stat., 3, 21–33, (2017).
Chad Awtrey, Taylor Cesarski*, and Peter Jakes*, Determining Galois groups of
reducible polynomials via discriminants and linear resolvents, JP J. Algebra, Num.
Theory Appl., 39, no. 5, 685–702, (2017).
Chad Awtrey, Jim Beuerle, and Michael Keenan*, Algorithms for computing quartic
Galois groups over fields of characteristic 0, Int. J. Pure Appl. Math., 112, no. 4,
709–740, (2017).
Chad Awtrey, Brett Barkley*, Nicole Miles*, Christopher Shill*, and Erin Strosnider*,
Galois groups of degree 12 2-adic fields with trivial automorphism group, JP J.
Algebra Number Theory Appl., 38, no. 5, 457–471, (2016)
Chad Awtrey, Brett Barkley*, Nicole Miles*, Christopher Shill*, and Erin Strosnider*,
Degree 12 2-adic fields with automorphism group of order 4, Rocky Mountain J.
Math., 45, no. 6, 1755–1764, (2015).
Chad Awtrey, Robin French*, Peter Jakes*, and Alan Russell, Absolute resolvents
and Galois groups of irreducible sextic polynomials, Minnesota J. Undergraduate.
Math., 1, no. 1, 14–32 (2015).
Chad Awtrey, Nakhila Mistry*, and Nicole Soltz*, Centralizers of transitive permutation
groups and applications to Galois theory, Missouri J. of Math. Sci., 27, no.
1, 16–32, (2015).
Chad Awtrey, Kristen Mazur, Sara Rodgers*, Nicole Soltz*, and Jesi Weed*, On
Galois groups of degree 15 polynomials, Int. J. Pure Appl. Math., 104, no. 3,
407–420, (2015).
Chad Awtrey, Nicole Miles*, Jonathan Milstead†, Christopher Shill*, and Erin
Strosnider*, Degree 14 2-adic fields, Involve, a journal of mathematics, 8, no. 2,
329–336 (2015).
Chad Awtrey, John Johnson*, Jonathan Milstead†, and Brian Sinclair†, Groups of
order 16 as Galois groups over the 2-adic numbers, Int. J. Pure Appl. Math., 103,
  1. 4, 781–795, (2015).
Chad Awtrey and Christopher Shill*, Absolute resolvents and automorphism groups
of irreducible quintic polynomials, Collaborative Research in Mathematics, Springer
Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 109, 31–41, (2015).
Chad Awtrey and Erin Strosnider*, A linear resolvent for degree 14 polynomials,
Collaborative Research in Mathematics, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics &
Statistics, 109, 43–50, (2015).
Chad Awtrey, Brett Barkley*, Mackenzie McCraw*, and Jeremy Guinn*, Resolvents,
masses, and Galois groups of irreducible quartic polynomials, Pi Mu Epsilon Journal,
13, no. 10, 609–618, (2014).
Chad Awtrey and Christopher Shill*, Galois groups of degree 12 2-adic fields with
automorphism group of order 6 or 12, Topics from the 8th Annual UNCG Regional
Mathematics and Statistics Conference, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics &
Statistics, 64, 55–65, (2013).
Chad Awtrey, Impossible geometric constructions: a calculus writing project,
PRIMUS, 23, 141–149, (2013).
Chad Awtrey and Trevor Edwards*, Dihedral p-adic fields of prime degree, Int. J.
Pure Appl. Math., 75, 185–194, (2012).
Chad Awtrey, Masses, discriminants, and Galois groups of tame quartic and quintic
extensions of local fields, Houston J. Math., 38, 397–404, (2012).
Chad Awtrey, Dodecic 3-adic fields, Int. J. Number Theory, 8, 933–944, (2012).
Chad Awtrey, On Galois groups of totally and tamely ramified sextic extensions of
local fields, Int. J. Pure Appl. Math., 70, 855–863, (2011).