Faculty Profile

David Richeson

(he/him/his)Professor of Mathematics; John J. & Ann Curley Chair in the Liberal Arts (2000)

Contact Information


Tome Scientific Building Room 244


He is interested in dynamical systems, topology, geometry, the history of mathematics, recreational mathematics, mathematics and the arts, and promoting expository mathematical writing. He is the author of two books, Tales of Impossibility: 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity (Princeton University Press, 2019) and Euler’s Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology (Princeton University Press, 2008). He was the editor of Math Horizons (2014–2019), the undergraduate magazine of the Mathematical Association of America, and he currently writes for Quanta Magazine.


  • B.A., Hamilton College, 1993
  • M.S., Northwestern University, 1994
  • Ph.D., 1998

2024-2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024

MATH 171 Multivariable Calculus
Multivariable calculus including parametric and polar equations, vectors, three-dimensional analytic geometry, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals. Additional topics if time permits.Three hours of classroom and one and a half hour of lab per week. Prerequisite: 170 or departmental placement. Offered every semester.