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Research and Teaching Interests: Inquiry-based method of teaching

Office Hours: By appointment


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, mathematics

Dr. Oversteegen's research interests include mathematics, dynamical systems, and topology.

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    • L. Oversteegen, A. Blokh, R. Ptacek, and V. Timorin. Laminational models for some spaces of polynomials of arbitrary degree. Memoirs of the AMS (to appear), 102 pages.
    • L. Oversteegen, A. Blokh, R. Ptacek and V. Timorin. Combinatorial models for spaces of cubic polynomials. Comptes Rendu Math. Acad. Sci. Paris, Volume 355 (2017), Issue 5, 590-95.
    • L. Oversteegen and L. Hoehn. A complete classification of homogeneous plane continua. Acta Math. 216 (2016), no. 2, 177-216.
    • L. Oversteegen, A. Blokh, D. Mimbs, and K. Valkenburg. Laminations in the language of leaves. Transactions AMS 365 (2013), 5367-391.
    • L. Oversteegen, A. Blokh, R. Fokkink, J. Mayer, and E. Tymchatyn. Fixed point theorems for plane continua with applications. Memoirs of the AMS 224 (2013), no. 1053, 97 pages.
    • L. Oversteegen and Kirsten Valkenburg. Characterizing isotopic continua in the sphere. Proc. AMS 139 (2011), no. 4, 1495-510.
    • L. Oversteegen and E. D. Tymchatyn. Extending isotopies of planar continua. Annals of Math. 172 (2010), no. 3, 2105-133.
    • L. Oversteegen and A. Blok. Wandering triangles exist. Comptes Rendu Math. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I 339 (2004), 365-70.