Name: Dr. Richard J. McGovern
Title: Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office Location: Hancock Center 3040
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2604
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Degrees Held:

B.A. Fordham University
M.A. University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania


Campus liaison for the Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference; Co-Coach of the Putnam Team


Operator Algebras; Dynamical Systems


Quasifree Derivations on the Canonical Anticommutation Relation Algebra, Journal of Functional Analysis 26 (1977), pp.89-101
Topological Partitions with Paul Bankston, General Topology and Its Applications 10 (1979) pp.215-229

A Classification Theorem for Essentially Binormal Operators, with Vern Paulsen and Norberto Salinas, Journal of functional Analysis 41 (1981) pp.213-235

A Simple Algorithm for Plotting Very Complex Curves, with William J. Joel, Journal of Computing in Small Colleges Vol. 7 Number 2 (1991) pp.62-70

Research Interests:

Operator Algebras, Dynamical Systems, Topology and Geometry


American Mathematics Society
Mathematical Association of America


I have supervised student research projects in Complex Dynamics and Fractals, Topological Partitioning, the History of Mathematical Cryptology and Differential Geometry. I am always interested in considering others.