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
Sequences of pseudo-Anosov mapping classes and their asymptotic behavior; http://arxiv.org/pdf/1006.4409.pdf To appear in the NY Journal of Mathematics.
Pseudo-Anosov Sequences with asymptotically small dilation http://www.math.fsu.edu/-avaldivi/thesis.pdf