David Ryden

David Ryden
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Undergraduate Advisor
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Associate Professor of Mathematics


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.

Selected Publications

"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

Brian Williams
Alex Cornelius

Courses taught at Baylor
  • MTH 1304 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics
  • MTH 1321 - Calculus I
  • MTH 1322 - Calculus II
  • MTH 3323 - Introduction to Analysis
  • MTH 4326 - Advanced Calculus I
  • MTH 4327 - Advanced Calculus II
  • MTH 4329 - Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable
  • MTH 5330 - Topology
  • MTH 5331 - Algebraic Topology I
  • MTH 5V92 - Continuum Theory
  • MTH 6V24 - Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics
  • MTH 6V30 - Advanced Topics in Topology


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