Richard Gustavson

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Dr. Gustavson received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2017.  His main area of research is the algebraic theory of differential and integral equations.  This field lies both at the intersection of algebra and analysis, and also pure and applied mathematics.  He is currently focused on developing algorithms to simplify systems of nonlinear integral equations using graph theory.  His Ph.D. dissertation analyzed the complexity of various elimination algorithms for solving systems of differential equations.  At Manhattan College, Dr. Gustavson is the advisor for the Concentration in Applied Mathematics and has co-organized the school's Putnam competition for the past four years.


  • PHD, CUNY Graduate Center
  • MPHIL, CUNY Graduate Center
  • MA, CUNY Graduate Center
  • BA, Cornell University


Courses Taught

Fall 2023 Courses:

  • MATH 185: Calculus I
  • MATH 372: Linear Algebra I

Courses Taught in Past Semesters:

  • MATH 100: Pre-Calculus Mathematics
  • MATH 151: Topics in Modern Mathematics - Social Choice
  • MATH 154: Calculus for Business Decisions
  • MATH 185: Calculus I
  • MATH 186: Calculus II
  • MATH 187: Honors Calculus I
  • MATH 188: Honors Calculus II
  • MATH 243: Foundations for Higher Mathematics
  • MATH 285: Calculus III
  • MATH 286: Differential Equations
  • MATH 287: Honors Calculus III
  • MATH 372: Linear Algebra I
  • MATH 377: Algebra I
  • MATH 386: Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH 478: Algebra II
  • SCI 101: Science Orientation Seminar II
  • Research
    • Algebraic theory of differential and integral equations
    • Rota-Baxter algebras
    • Symbolic computation
  • Professional Experience and Memberships


    • Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, August 2018 - Present
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, August 2017 - August 2018
    • Adjunct Lecturer, Hunter College, August 2016-May 2017
    • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Hunter College, August 2013-May 2015


    • American Mathematical Society (AMS)
    • Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
    • Sigma Xi
    • Phi Beta Kappa