**Anthony C. Rizzie**

email: anthony dot rizzie at uconn dot edu

**Ph.D., August 2015**

Purdue University

Real Algebraic Geometry

Thesis Title: Refined Estimates on the Betti Numbers of Real Algebraic Varieties and Semi-Algebraic Sets

Advisor: Dr. Saugata Basu

**Bachelor of Arts, May 2009**

Ball State University

Mathematical Sciences, Option 1: Mathematics

Minors: Physics, Spanish

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**TEACHING EXPERIENCE**

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**University of Connecticut (2015-present):**

Spring 2020:

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Large Lecture, 180 students)

Math 2410Q- Differential Equations (2 sections, 36 students each)

Course Coordinator for Math 2110Q & Math 2410Q

Fall 2019:

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Large Lecture, 287 students)

Math 3410- Differential Equations for Applications (32 students)

Course Coordinator for Math 2110Q & Math 2410Q

Spring 2019:

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Large Lecture, 214 students)

Math 2420Q- Honors Differential Equations (27 students)

Course Coordinator for Math 2110Q & Math 2410Q

Fall 2018:

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Large Lecture, 260 students)

Math 2410Q- Honors Differential Equations (42 students)

Course Coordinator for Math 2110Q & Math 2410Q

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Spring 2018:

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Large Lecture, 209 students)

Course Coordinator for Math 2110Q & Math 2410Q (Pilot semester with new textbook)

Fall 2017:

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Large Lecture, 231 students)

Math 1131Q- Calculus I (Large Lecture, 267 students)

Math 2410Q- Differential Equations (35 students)

Course Coordinator for Math 2110Q

Spring 2017:

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Large Lecture, 216 students)

Math 1070Q- Mathematics for Business and Economics (Large Lecture, 216 students)

Math 2410Q- Differential Equations (33 students)

Course Coordinator for Math 1070Q

Fall 2016:

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Large Lecture, 273 students)

Math 1070Q- Mathematics for Business and Economics (Large Lecture, 218 students)

Course Coordinator for Math 2110Q & 1070Q

Spring 2016:

Math 3410- Differential Equations for Applications (24 students)

Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (2 sections, 35 and 36 students, respectively)

Fall 2015:

Math 1070Q- Mathematics for Business and Economics (Large Lecture, 331 students)

Math 2410Q- Differential Equations (2 sections, 33 and 34 students, respectively)

Special Semesters:

Summer 2020, Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Online, 98 students)

Summer 2019, Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Online, 74 students)

Summer 2018, Math 2110Q- Multivariable Calculus (Online, 80 students)

Winter Intersession 2017, Math 1060Q- Precalculus (9 students)

Summer 2016, Math 2410Q- Differential Equations (22 students)

Winter Intersession 2016, Math 1060Q- Precalculus (18 students)

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**Purdue University (2009-2015):**

MA 303- Differential Equations 2 (Summer 2014)

MA 266- Ordinary Differential Equations (Summer 2013)

MA 224- Calculus 2 (for Business & Life Sciences, Spring 2012)

MA 223- Calculus 1 (for Business & Life Sciences, Fall 2011)

**WORK EXPERIENCE**

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**University of Connecticut, Department of Mathematics**

Assistant Professor in Residence (August 2017-present)

Visiting Assistant Professor (August 2015-July 2017)

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**Purdue University, Department of Mathematics**

Teaching/Research Assistant (August 2009-May 2015)

Screener for New Teaching Assistant Screening (Fall 2013)

WebAssign Online Homework System Coordination (Spring & Summer 2010)

**SERVICE**

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**Early College Experience Math Faculty Coordinator**

Oversee and coordinate approx. 115 CT high school math teachers (August 2018-present)

**Transfer Credit Evaluation**

Oversee all transfer credit evaluations and prior course approval requests for the Department of Mathematics (July 2018-present)

**Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2020 Reviewer (February 2020)**

**Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2018 Reviewer (February 2018)**

**Outstanding Adjunct Award 2017 Reviewer (February 2017)**

Application Review for CETL

**Undergraduate Program Committee, Department of Mathematics**

Service Courses Subcommittee Member (August 2017-July 2019)

**Department Picnic & Fall/Spring Potluck Committee (August 2017-present)**

Committee Chair (August 2017-July 2018)

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**University of Connecticut Open House**

Presented information for the Department of Mathematics (April 2017, October 2018)

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**PROJECTS AND PROPOSALS**

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**SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) by Design Course**

Founding member of semester-long course on designing and conducting SoTL research

One of five initial members, course by CETL (Lauren Schlesselman, Martina Rosenberg)

Fall 2019

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**Incorporating Active Learning Through 3D-Printing in Multivariable Calculus (funded)**

Anthony Rizzie

CETL Mini Grant Competition

Proposal for additional funding to hire a graduate student and undergraduate student to assist with creation and duplication of 3D-printing materials for Math 2110Q

November 2019

**Development of Materials for Math 2110Q Honors Discussion Sections**

Anthony Rizzie, Myron Minn-Thu-Aye, Gabbie Melamed

Developing materials to be used in new honors discussion sections, which will replace Math 2130Q (Honors Multivariable Calculus)

June 2019-August 2019

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**General Education Course Enhancement Grant Competition (not funded)**

Anthony Rizzie, Myron Minn-Thu-Aye

Proposal to develop lab activities that incorporate hands-on learning using physical models (thermoformed surfaces, 3D-printed objects, Play-Doh, etc.)

November 2018

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**Imprinting a Surface-Level Understanding of Multivariable Calculus (not funded)**

Anthony Rizzie

CETL Mini Grant Competition

Proposal to purchase a 3D-printer for development of new pedagogical materials and activities for Math 2110Q

November 2018

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**Development of Online Course for Math 2110Q**

Anthony Rizzie, Betsy Guala

Developing an online version of our Math 2110Q together with eCampus and Betsy Guala to be taught in Summer 2018

December 2017-May 2018

**New Textbook and Syllabus Redesign for Math 2410Q**

Anthony Rizzie, David Nichols

Working closely with Cengage and our Undergraduate Programming Committee to adopt a new textbook, including price negotiation, development of online homework, syllabus redesign, coordinating instructors for Spring 2018, and data analysis

August 2017-present

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**Multiple-Choice Conversion for Math 1131Q (funded)**

Anthony Rizzie

Department of Mathematics

Proposal to create and develop a multiple-choice question bank for use in Fall 2017

May 2017

**A Hands-On Approach to Multivariable Calculus (funded)**

Anthony Rizzie

Provost’s Academic Plan Mini Grant Competition

Proposal for Play-Doh, materials for 3D printing, and faculty salary for Math 2110Q

November 2016

**Realigning Assessments in Calculus I Course Using Multiple-Choice Questions**

November 2016, Large Course Redesign, CETL (not funded)

**Multiple Choice and Adaptive Testing in Freshman-Level Math Courses**

October 2016, Innovative Education in Science (not funded)

Amit Savkar, Eric Loken, Anthony Rizzie

Proposals to create, adapt, and study multiple-choice exams for Calculus I (Math 1131Q)

**Course Redesign for Math 2110Q Multivariable Calculus**

Anthony Rizzie, Myron Minn-Thu-Aye

Transitioned the course from small lecture to large lecture with discussion, redesigned all course materials (including guided notes and worksheets for discussion) and the course page, developed Play-Doh activities, communicated with Hasbro to purchase Play-Doh

May-August 2016

**UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT INVOLVEMENT**

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**Work-Study Research Mentor**

3D Printing and Visualization Project Design, Spring 2020

**Honors Thesis Advisor**

“The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra,” August 2017-May 2018

**Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Kappa Chapter**

Faculty Advisor (September 2016-May 2019)

**HONORS AND AWARDS**

**2020 University of Connecticut Teaching Innovation Award Recipient**

University of Connecticut

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**2018 University of Connecticut Teaching Innovation Award Nominee**

University of Connecticut

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**Excellence in Teaching Award 2013-2014**

Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

**CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS**

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**Hilbert’s 17 ^{th} Problem**

Anthony Rizzie

October 2, 2019

University of Connecticut Math Club

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**Work-Life Balance Panel, GRAD 6002**

Panel Participant

February 8, 2019

**On the Effect of Using Play-Doh as a Modeling Tool on Students’ Visual Understanding and Success in Multivariable Calculus**

Anthony Rizzie, Myron Minn-Thu-Aye, Amit Savkar

January 13, 2018

Joint Mathematics Meetings 2018

**Assessing and Addressing Diverse Mathematical Backgrounds in the Classroom**

Member of Project NExT Panel

January 11, 2018

Joint Mathematics Meetings 2018

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**A Hands-on Approach to Multivariable Calculus**

Anthony Rizzie

May 15, 2017

University of Connecticut, CETL Faculty Teaching Workshop Poster Session

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**Multivariable Calculus: A Play-Doh Adventure**

Anthony Rizzie, Myron Minn-Thu-Aye, Amit Savkar

January 4, 2017

Joint Mathematics Meetings 2017

**Conversations from the Classroom: Perspectives on Teaching at UConn**

Member of Faculty Panel

August 25, 2016

New Faculty Orientation, University of Connecticut

**Polynomials: The LEGO Bricks of Mathematics**

Anthony Rizzie

May 16, 2016

Early College Experience Recertification Workshop, University of Connecticut

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**Panel Discussion: Preparing for Math Grad School**

April 20, 2016

University of Connecticut Math Club

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**Hilbert’s 17 ^{th} Problem: It’s Positively Fascinating!**

Anthony Rizzie

September 30, 2015

University of Connecticut Math Club

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**A Variety of Topics in Real Algebraic Geometry**

Anthony Rizzie

April 2, 2015

Ball State University

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**Semi-Algebraic Sets and Algorithmic Complexity**

Anthony Rizzie

April 8, 2013

Department of Mathematics Graduate Research Day, Purdue University

**Positive Polynomials, Sums of Squares, and Hilbert’s 17 ^{th} Problem**

Anthony Rizzie

August 29, 2012

Department of Mathematics Student Colloquium, Purdue University

**PUBLICATIONS**

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Basu, S., Rizzie, A. (2017). Multi-Degree Bounds on the Betti Numbers of Real Varieties and Semi-Algebraic Sets and Applications. *Discrete & Computational Geometry.*

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Rizzie, A.C., Watkins, T.R., and Payzant, E.A. (2008). Elaboration on the hexagonal grid and spiral trace schemes for pole figure data collection. *Powder Diffraction*, *23*(2), 87-91.