Christopher R. H. Hanusa
Address:  Queens College Mathematics, Kiely 243 6530 Kissena Blvd. Queens, NY 113671597 
Phone:  (718) 9975964 
Fax:  (718) 9975882 
Email:  chanusa@qc.cuny.edu 
Websites:  http://qc.edu/~chanusa/ 
http://christopherhanusa.com/ 
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Employment  

2020–present  Professor, Queens College, Queens, NY. 
2015–2020  Associate Professor, Queens College, Queens, NY. 
2008–2015  Assistant Professor, Queens College, Queens, NY. 
2005–2008  Robert Riley Assistant Professor, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. 
Education  
Sept. 2003–June 2005 
Ph.D. in Mathematics,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Ph.D. Thesis: A GesselViennotType Method for Cycle Systems and Applications to Aztec Pillows Advisor: Henry Cohn. 
Sept. 2001–June 2003  M.S. in Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 
Aug. 1997–May 2001 
B.S. in Mathematics,
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
Graduated with Distinction and with Honors in Mathematics. Thesis: A Generalized Binet's Formula for k^{th} Order Linear Recurrences: A Markov Chain Approach Advisor: Francis Su. 
Grants and Fellowships  
2016–2017  PSCCUNY Research Award TRADA47191. Rational Catalan combinatorics and their visualizations. 
2016–2017  Shapeways EDU Research Grant (First of its kind, for innovation in 3D printing.). 
2014–2015  PSCCUNY Research Award TRADA4560. Statistics on simultaneous core partitions. 
2012–2014  CUNY Graduate Center Graduate Research Technology Incentive (Round 16) ($50,000 in institutional funds dedicated to the Queens College Department of Mathematics). Sought and received matching funds ($150,000) from the Queens College Technology Fee to renovate Kiely Hall Room 258 into a stateoftheart mathematics lecture hall. 
2013–2014  PSCCUNY Research Award TRADA44168. Applications of core partitions. 
2012–2013  PSCCUNY Research Award TRADA43127. Research in core partitions. 
2011–2012  PSCCUNY Research Award TRADA42115. Combinatorial interpretations in affine Coxeter groups. 
2010–2011  PSCCUNY Research Award PSCREG41303. Fully commutative elements in affine Coxeter groups. 
2009–2010  PSCCUNY Research Award PSCOOC40124. Sequences, Matrices, and Graph Theory. 
2005 
VIGRE Fellowship, UW Department of Mathematics.

Honors and Awards  
March 6, 2013  First Place Poster Presenter, ICERM Workshop on Whittaker functions, Schubert calculus, and crystals. Providence, RI. 
May 5, 2012  Sole recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, Metro New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America 
2003–2004  Excellence in Teaching Award, UW Department of Mathematics. 
2001  Graduate School Merit Award, University of Washington. 
2001–2005  Teaching Assistantship, UW Department of Mathematics. 
2001  NSF Fellowship Honorable Mention. 
2000–2001  MCM Competition–Outstanding, Spring 2001; Honorable Mention, Spring 2000. 
1998 
Freshman Mathematics Award, Harvey Mudd College.

Papers and Talks  
Portfolio of Various Media  
Teaching  
Research Interests  
Conferences and Workshops  
May 5–7, 2017  Construct3D 2017. Durham, NC. 
November 7–11, 2016  AIM Workshop on Polyhedral Geometry and Partition Theory. San Jose, CA. 
June 27–July 1, 2016  Illustrating Mathematics, an ICERM Topical Workshop. Providence, RI. 
August 5–8, 2015  MAA MathFest. Washington, DC. 
August 2–4, 2015  MOVES Conference. National Museum of Mathematics, NYC, NY. 
June 23–27, 2014  Stanley @ 70. Cambridge, MA. 
October 5, 2013  Discrete Math Day at Wesleyan College. Middletown, CT. 
June 24–28, 2013  Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics. Paris, France. 
May 21–24, 2013  2013 Combinatorial and Additive Number Theory. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. 
March 4–8, 2013.  ICERM Workshop on Whittaker functions, Schubert calculus, and crystals. Providence, RI. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. 
May 22–25, 2012  2012 Combinatorial and Additive Number Theory. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. 
April 21, 2012  Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. Springfield, MA. 
September 8–9, 2011  NY Workshop on the Symmetric Group. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. 
June 13–17, 2011  Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics. Reykjavik, Iceland. 
April 9–10, 2011  AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting Worcester, MA. 
November 19, 2010  Ninth Northeast Probability Seminar. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. 
August 5–7, 2010  MAA MathFest 2010. Pittsburgh, PA. 
June 8, 2010  Technology in Mathematics Instruction Conference 2010. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. 
November 20, 2009  Eighth Northeast Probability Seminar. Columbia University, NYC. 
October 14, 2009  CUNY High Performance Computing Parallel Computing Workshop. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. 
September 26, 2009  Discrete Math Day at Misericordia College. Dallas, PA. 
July 20–24, 2009  Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics. Hagenburg, Austria. 
May 16, 2009  Graph Theory Day FiftySeven. Nassau Community College. Garden City, NY. 
January 6–9, 2008  Joint Mathematics Meetings. San Diego, CA. 
September 15, 2007  Discrete Math Day at Middlebury College. Middlebury, VT. 
February 12–16, 2007  Statistical Mechanics and Combinatorics. ValMorin, Québec, Canada. 
May 6, 2006  Discrete Math Day at Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY. 
June 20–25, 2005  Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics. Taormina, Italy. 
Jan. 31–Feb. 4, 2005  MSRI workshop on Markov Chains in Algorithms and Statistical Physics. Berkeley, CA. 
Jan. 5–8, 2005  Joint Mathematics Meetings. Atlanta, GA. 
June 28–July 2, 2004  Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics. Vancouver, BC, Canada. 
March 2004  International Biometric Society–ENAR. Pittsburgh, PA. 
Oct. 28, 2000  Mt. Baldy Mathematics Conference. Claremont, CA. 
Mathematical Activites  
2016–2017  Referee for PSCCUNY Grant Proposals. 
2011–2015  CoOrganizer of the New York Combinatorics Seminar. 
2009–2012  Creator, organizer of the Queens College Mathematics Colloquium. 
September 2011  Coorganizer of the NY Workshop on the Symmetric Group. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. 
2010–2013  Member of the MAA. 
May 6, 2006  Coorganizer of Discrete Mathematics Day at Binghamton University. 
2005–2008  Coorganizer of the Binghamton University combinatorics seminar. 
2004–2005  Coorganizer of the University of Washington combinatorics and geometry seminar. 

Referee for: American Mathematical Monthly, Annals of Combinatorics, Ars Combinatoria, Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, European Journal of Combinatorics, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A, Journal of Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and its Applications, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics. 
Reviewer for: 14th International Fibonacci Conference, Yau High School Mathematics program (Beijing).  
Reviewer for: MAA Reviews.  
Teaching and Learning Activities  
2015–2016  Organizer and moderator for the Circular Teaching Squad, with Queens College Center for Teaching and Learning. Topics: Recent innovative teaching practices use of technology in the classroom, giving up control in the classroom, teaching students how to learn, interdepartmental teaching collaboration. 
October 9, 2015  Consultant for a local Quantitative Reasoning workshop. 
October 7, 2015  Participant, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Day, Queens College DMNS. 
May 1, 2015  Presenter, Queens College Teaching and Learning Showcase, Center for Teaching and Learning. Queens College. 
May 9, 2014  Presenter, Teaching Innovation Carnivale, Center for Teaching and Learning. Queens College. 
Mar. 5, Apr. 29, 2014  Organizer and moderator for Experiential Learning Lunches, with Queens College Center for Teaching and Learning. Topics: Reflections on Spring 2014 teaching, Innovation in Education at Queens College. 
2012–present  Founding member of the Queens College Experiential Learning Group Participated in Experiential Learning Workshops, Oct., Dec. 2012, May, Nov. 2013. Presented teaching techniques and set group goals in Initial Experiential Learning workshop, June 2012. 
January 6–10, 2014  Syllabus Bootcamp, Center for Teaching and Learning, Queens College. 
December 10, 2013  Teaching Innovation Lunch. Queens College. 
May 21–22, 2007  Institute for StudentCentered Learning Conference, Binghamton University. 
StudentFocused and Curricular Activities  
Spring 2016  Development of Games and Puzzles Class. 
2015–2016  Redesign of Math with Mathematica Class. 
2014–2015  Recorded research podcasts with students in Combinatorics classes. 
2014–2015  Coordinated with math club and QC Development Oﬃce to bring alumni to campus. 
2014–15, 2017  Department liaison to the Math Club. 
2011–2014 
Faculty advisor for the Mathematical Contest in Modeling Competition.
Initiated competition at Queens College in 2011. Sponsored two threestudent teams in 2011, 2012 and one team in 2014. In 2011, one team was designated Meritorious. 
2011–2014 
Faculty coadvisor for the William Lowell Putnam Competition at Queens College. Designed and ran a Putnam Preparation course, Fall 2011, responsible for Putnam Exam participation of eight students, the most in one sitting since 1991.Organized weekly meeting of students to prepare for Putnam exam, Fall 2013. 
October 2013  Organized math student participation in QC 75th Anniversary Poster Session. 
April 2013  Organized math student participation in Sigma Xi Poster Session. 
November 2012  Organizer of Queens College Postbac Mathematics Education information session. 
September 2012  Organizer of Math for America information session. 
April 30, 2012  Organizer, Moderator of “Quantitative Careers” session in QC Careers in Science Seminar Series. 
March, 2012  Organizer, Moderator of “What can you do with a math major” town hall information session. 
September 11, 2009  Improving Mathematics Learning proposal design assistance workshop. Macaulay Honors College, NYC. 
2006–2007 
Binghamton University learning community faculty contact.
A supportedlearning group for incoming freshman. Discussions on teaching, learning, and mentoring, holding office hours in the dorm, organizing workshops on succeeding in math classes. 
2005–2008  Faculty cosponsor of the undergraduate math club, Binghamton University. 
2005 
Organizer of the combinatorics preseminar for undergraduates.
Introduction to ideas present in the combinatorics seminar for researchmotivated undergraduates. 
Department Service  
2016–present  Head of Math Department 3D printing lab 
2017–present  Department contact for HSISTEM grant implementation 
2016–2017  Chair’s delegate for the repurposing of KY061 into Math/English group learning space 
Spring 2017  Set up Shapeways Online Web Shop for QC student artwork to beneﬁt department 
Spring 2016  Committee to determine the curriculum for incoming NAVITAS Students 
March 2016  Video and Photo shoot with W. Wong in coordination with Alumni Aﬀairs 
2015–2016  Department Self Study Curriculum committee chair and Faculty Development committee member. 
2015–2016  Cochair of department teas 
November 2015  Providing content (writeup and pictures) for department newsletter 
October 2014  Organization of student photo shoot with A. Hassan 
Sept–Oct 2014  Preparation of mathematical posters with Reprographics and Creative Services 
2014–2015  Chair of department committee to repopulate Kiely Hall 
2012–2014  Administration of GRTI16 funding for the Queens College Mathematics Department 
2011–2014 
Department representative to the Queens College Undergraduate Research Council.
Helped promote and organize Queens College Undergraduate Research Conference each fall. 
2009–present  Cowebmaster for the Queens College Mathematics Department 
May 2012  Designed and implemented an exit survey for graduating math majors. 
2009–present  Faculty contact for the Queens College Mathematics Computer Laboratory 
2013–present  Department liaison to the Office of Converging Technology. 
Other Activities  
2016–2017  Proﬁled on the webpage of the Queens College Oﬃce of Undergraduate Research 
March 1, 2013  Facilitated the visit of Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin 
Summer 2011 
Web developer for the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Redesigned the division website under consultation with Dean Liebovitch. 
April 8, 2011  Technology director for the Queens College DMNS Faculty Achievement In Research Day. 
May 2016  Faculty Marshal at Queens College Baccalaureate Ceremony. 
May 2012– 2014  Faculty Marshal at Queens College Commencement. 
August 26, 2009  Volunteer for The Summit residence hall movein 
2003–2004 
Math Olympiad Program CoLeader, TOPS at Seward Public School.
Afterschool program for fourth and fifth graders. Preparing questions, administering the Olympiad, preparing directed homework questions. 
Advising  

Masters Exams Supervised: F. Torres, Q. Zhuang, D. Borroni, L. Schultz, T. Hui, A. Mojacco, M. Fried, E. Corsini, A. Upton, L. Lohman, J. Lipani, R. Goffner, J. Oriental, B. Mohammed, S. Boudlal, T. Meigel, I. Whyte, H. Pierre, N. Sookram, M. Carman, C. Ambrosio, K. Berger, R. Agarwal, M. Duffy, D. Summers, A. Yaroslavskiy, R. Bohdanowycz 

Mentor for Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship: R. Hanson (2015–2016) 

Research Students Supervised in the Experimental Mathematics Laboratory: M. Pandazis, M. Chon, A. Lee, M. De Andrade, M. Striks, A. Yaroslavskiy, R. Bohdanowycz, T. Ehrenreich, D. Popik, A. Mahankali 