Dr. Jia Huang

Associate Professor

Office: DSCH 377   |    Phone: (308) 865-8494   |    Email: huangj2@unk.edu

Dr. Jia Huang



Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2018--present

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2014--2018

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


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

B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Science and Technology of China


Current Teaching (Spring 2021) 
  • MATH 115 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry, MATH 404 Theory of Numbers
  • Course materials and other useful resources are available on Canvas.
  • Office hours: 8:20AM--10:00AM MWF, 8:20AM--9:20AM TuTh, or by appointment
Courses Taught at UNK
  • MATH 102 College Algebra, MATH 103 Plane Trigonometry, 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 400 History of Mathematics, MATH 404 Theory of Numbers, MATH 413 Discrete Mathematics, MATH 864 Geometry for Teachers (new course development)
Courses Taught at the 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.

I am the organizer for the annual UNK Undergraduate Research Mathematics Mini-Symposium. See the schedule of this year. 


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:

  • Gamaliel Montero Alcaraz, 2019--2020
  • Evan Olson, 2018--2019
  • Jianbai Xu, 2016--2017 (his presentation, his master thesis later at University of Windsor, and his LinkedIn profile)
  • Madison Mickey, 2016--2017 (her presentation in the Undergraduate Research Mathematics Mini-Symposium) 
  • Chenli Huang, Fall 2016


About our students:

UNK alumnus Roy Machamire is making a difference in Zimbabwe

Lincoln High math teacher named Nebraska Teacher of the Year

About math:

Generating all primes from one constant  (video, paper)

An inmate's love for math leads to new discoveries

The Shortest-Known Paper Published in a Serious Math Journal: Two Succinct Sentences

02/02/2020 -- the first global palindrome day in 909 years

A Big Bang Theory Episode Inspired A Mathematical Discovery

33 = x³ + y³ + z³

Coloring the Plane

The largest Known Prime Number (As of January 2018)

The Twin Prime Hero