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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 or 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