Curriculum Vitae

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

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

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

 

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)

 

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

 

University of Connecticut, Department of Mathematics

Assistant Professor in Residence (August 2017-present)

Visiting Assistant Professor (August 2015-July 2017)

 

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

 

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)

 

University of Connecticut Open House

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

 

PROJECTS AND PROPOSALS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2018 University of Connecticut Teaching Innovation Award Nominee

University of Connecticut

 

Excellence in Teaching Award 2013-2014

Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

 

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Hilbert’s 17th Problem

Anthony Rizzie

October 2, 2019

University of Connecticut Math Club

 

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

 

A Hands-on Approach to Multivariable Calculus

Anthony Rizzie

May 15, 2017

University of Connecticut, CETL Faculty Teaching Workshop Poster Session

 

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

  

Panel Discussion: Preparing for Math Grad School

April 20, 2016

University of Connecticut Math Club

 

Hilbert’s 17th Problem: It’s Positively Fascinating!

Anthony Rizzie

September 30, 2015

University of Connecticut Math Club

 

A Variety of Topics in Real Algebraic Geometry

Anthony Rizzie

April 2, 2015

Ball State University

 

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 17th Problem

Anthony Rizzie

August 29, 2012

Department of Mathematics Student Colloquium, Purdue University

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

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

 

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.