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David Richeson

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

Contact Information

Tome Scientific Building Room 244


His research involves the study of dynamical systems from a topological viewpoint, the history of mathematics (especially the history of geometry and topology), and recreational mathematics. He is interested in promoting expository mathematical writing.


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

2023-2024 Academic Year

Fall 2023

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.

Spring 2024

MATH 301 Tilings and Tesselations
Topics to be announced when offered.Prerequisite dependent upon topic. One-half or one course credit.

MATH 481 Topology
An elementary study of topological spaces. Topics include open and closed sets, the Hausdorff property, compactness, connectedness, continuity, homeomorphisms, product spaces, identification spaces, the Euler characteristic, the classification of spaces, and an introduction to the fundamental group. Prerequisite: 361 and completion of, or concurrent registration in 351. Offered in even numbered spring semesters.