Skip to main content
photo of David Valdivia Jr.

Connect with
David Valdivia

Location 132 Polk Science Building
Phone 863.680.3770

David Valdivia Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

I believe that a great teacher is one that makes students realize their potential to learn on their own and take charge of their own learning experience.”

Dr. Valdivia received a B.S. in Mathematics from Salisbury University in Maryland in 2006, started graduate school in the same year at Florida State University, and graduated with a Ph. D. in mathematics in December 2011.


Ph.D., M.S., Mathematics, Florida State University
B.S., Mathematics, Salisbury University

Publications and Exhibitions

Preprint of Lipschitz Constants To Curve Complexes For Punctured Surfaces

Asymptotic translation length in the curve complex

Sequences of pseudo-Anosov mapping classes and their asymptotic behavior
Sequences Of Pseudo-Anosov Mapping Classes With Asymptotically Small Dilatation