David Valdivia Jr., Ph.D.

Associate 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.

- David Valdivia

Connect with
David Valdivia

building is Polk Science - room is 132
Phone 863.680.3770



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 http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.2804

Asymptotic translation length in the curve complex http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2014/20-48.html

Sequences of pseudo-Anosov mapping classes and their asymptotic behavior http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2012/18-32.html
Sequences Of Pseudo-Anosov Mapping Classes With Asymptotically Small Dilatation https://fsu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fsu:183163/datastream/PDF/view