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Richard Avery

Richard Avery

Richard Avery



College of Arts and Sciences


Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1997
M.S., University of Nebraska, 1996
M.A.T., University of New Hampshire, 1992
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1991


Dr. Avery is a mathematics faculty member who works in fixed point theory and boundary value problems. He currently serves as an editor for five mathematics journals, has published over seventy papers and has been cited over two thousand times.


Office Location: Science Center
Phone: (605) 256-5194

Dr. Avery is broadly trained in mathematics and can teach any of the mathematics courses offered by Dakota State University. He enjoys teaching Discreet Mathematics as well as the mathematics courses required of education majors. He has been the primary instructor of the Math Concepts courses (math for elementary education majors’ math courses) at Dakota State University for many years. He is one of the secondary math education advisors on campus and was originally trained as a high school mathematics teacher.

Dr. Avery’s mathematical research interests are in fixed point theory. He is particularly interested in methods of converting boundary value problems to fixed point problems, fixed point theorems utilizing concave and convex functionals, verifying the existence of solutions to boundary value problems using fixed point theorems, and the use of iteration to approximate solutions of fixed point problems that correspond to boundary value problems.