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Personal Profile of Dr. Sheldon Axler

Dr. Sheldon Axler
Committee of Academic Sponsors
Department of Mathematics

Home Page: http://www.axler.net/
Biography

Sheldon Axler is Dean of the College of Science & Engineering at San Francisco State University. He received his AB degree with highest honors in mathematics from Princeton University in 1971 and his PhD in mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1975. After being a Moore Instructor at MIT, he was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and then Professor at Michigan State University, where he received the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1991. In 1997 Sheldon became Chair of the Mathematics Department at San Francisco State University; he became a Dean at that university in 2002. Sheldon has been a Research Professor at MSRI and has had a visiting position at Indiana University.

In 1996 Sheldon received the Lester Ford Award for expository writing from the Mathematical Association of America. His book Linear Algebra Done Right has been adopted as a textbook by over 215 universities and colleges. Sheldon is also the co-author of the graduate textbook Harmonic Function Theory, a precalculus textbook, and numerous papers in his research areas of functional analysis and complex analysis.

Sheldon has served as Associate Editor of the American Mathematical Monthly and as Editor-in-Chief of the Mathematical Intelligencer. He has been a member of the Council of the American Mathematical Society and the Nominating Committee of the American Mathematical Society. Currently Sheldon is on the Editorial Board for three book series published by Springer: Graduate Texts in Mathematics, Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, and Universitext.

For additional information, please see Sheldon’s web site:

Current/Future Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Committee of Academic Sponsors Representative May 01, 2010 May 31, 2016

Past Committee Membership
Name Office Start Date End Date
Board of Trustees Ex-officio Trustee (CAS Chair) Mar 04, 2005 Mar 31, 2008
Committee of Academic Sponsors Representative Sep 03, 2004 Mar 31, 2008
Committee of Academic Sponsors CAS Chair Mar 04, 2005 Mar 31, 2008
Committee on Trustees CAS Chair (ex officio) Sep 02, 2004 Mar 31, 2008
Long Range Planning Committee Ex-officio Trustee Apr 01, 2005 Apr 01, 2006
Steering Committee CAS Chair Mar 04, 2005 Mar 31, 2008
  1. Workshop Spring Opportunities

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    Mar 13, 2012
    Tuesday
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      Academic Jobs (Moderator: Dave Auckly)
    Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University), Jamylle Carter, Linda Green, Trachette Jackson (University of Michigan), Jesus de Loera (University of California, Davis)
    02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
      Tenure (Moderator: Trachette Jackson)
    Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University), Jamylle Carter, David Scott (University of Puget Sound), Vera Serganova (University of California, Berkeley), Mariel Vazquez (University of California, Davis)