Matt Willis

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Joined Connecticut College: 2012

B.S., The College of New Jersey
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Pure mathematics



Linear algebra

Matt Willis's research area is algebraic combinatorics, with ties to representation theory. More specifically, he is interested in tableaux descriptions of polynomials which are often initially defined in a representation theoretical setting. These tableaux descriptions provide new information about the underlying algebraic structures.

Willis teaches the Calculus sequence, Introduction to Statistics, and core courses for the math major. Specific courses are listed in his Matthew J. Willis Curriculum Vitae.

Matthew J. Willis Teaching Statement

Matthew J. Willis Research Statement


His publications may be viewed at:

Conferences attended

  • AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting, Rutgers University, November 2015
  • Richard Stanley 70th Birthday Conference, MIT, June 2014

Recent presentations

  • "Connecting type A Demazure character formulas," Rutgers University, November 2015
  • "Counting by coloring: How many ways can the Platonic solids be covered?," Connecticut College, September 2015
  • "Local condition sets for Demazure tableau," University of Albany, October 2014

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Majoring in Mathematics.

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Mailing Address

Matt Willis
Connecticut College
Box #5592
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


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