Dr. Jia Huang

Assistant Professor

Office: WRNH 2146   |    Phone: (308) 865-8494   |    Email: huangj2@unk.edu

Dr. Jia Huang



Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2014--present

Postdoctoral Associate, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2013--2014


Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2013


Current Teaching (Summer 2018)

MATH 864 Geometry for Teachers (online at Canvas).

Courses Taught at UNK
  • MATH 123 Applied Calculus I
  • MATH 115 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
  • MATH 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
  • MATH 250 Foundations of Math
  • MATH 260 Calculus III
  • MATH 310 College Geometry
  • MATH 350 Abstract Algebra
  • MATH 365 Complex Analysis
  • MATH 404 Theory of Numbers
Courses Taught at University of Minnesota
  • MATH 1272 Calculus II
  • MATH 1372 CSE Calculus II
  • MATH 2263 Multivariable Calculus


My research interests include Discrete Mathematics and its connections with other fields (more specifically, Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics, Combinatorial Representation Theory, and Graph Theory).

I received my Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Professor Victor Reiner. My Thesis is 0-Hecke algebra actions on flags, polynomials, and Stanley-Reisner rings.

I use mathematics software such as GAP, Magma, and Sage in my research.

Recent Presentations:
Recent Publications:

See also my Google Scholar profile and my ResearchGate profile.

Student Research:

I have mentored the following students through UNK's Undergraduate Research Fellows program:

  • Jianbai Xu, 2016--2017 (his presentation in the Undergraduate Research Mathematics Mini-Symposium)
  • Madison Mickey, 2016--2017 (her presentation in the Undergraduate Research Mathematics Mini-Symposium)

Math Stories

The Twin Prime Hero

The largest Known Prime Number (As of January 2018)

Coloring the Plane