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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

2021-2022 Academic Year

Spring 2022

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.

MATH 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch