Ph.D., University of Missouri at Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology)
David Ryden grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1998, he graduated with a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Missouri-Rolla, which is now known as the Missouri University of Science and Technology. After a postdoctoral appointment at Tulane University, he joined the faculty at Baylor University in 2002. He is married to Jeanne Hill of the Department of Statistics, and they are the happy parents of two children, Evangeline and Eli. When time permits, Dr. Ryden enjoys studying theology, history, and philosophy, listening to music, and playing piano.
Academic Interests and Research:
Dr. Ryden’s research is in continuum theory, with periodic excursions into related areas such as dynamical systems.
"The Sarkovskii order for periodic continua. II," Topology Appl. 155 (2007), 92-104.
"Concerning continua irreducible about finitely many points," Houston J. Math. 33 (2007), 1033-1046.
"The Sarkovskii order for periodic continua," Topology Appl. 154 (2007), 2253-2264.
"Composants and the structure of periodic orbits for interval maps," Topology Appl. 149 (2005), 177-194.
"Simplicial maps of graphs that factor through an arc," Topology Appl. 139 (2004), 49-62.
"Indecomposability and the structure of periodic orbits for interval maps," Topology Appl. 128 (2003), 263-276.
"Continua irreducible about $n$ points," In: Continuum theory (Denton, TX, 1999), 313--317, Lecture Notes in Pure and Appl. Math., 230, Dekker, New York, 2002.
"Irreducibility of inverse limits on intervals," Fund. Math. 165 (2000), 29-53.
Current Ph.D. Students:
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