Karen Saxe

Functional analysis, electoral systems and social choice

Olin-Rice Science Center, 226
Telephone: 651-696-6041

Website: http://www.macalester.edu/~saxe/

Professor Saxe’s primary mathematical interests are spectral theory of linear operators on Banach spaces, complex interpolation of linear operators, Banach algebras, electoral system design and voting theory, the history of mathematics, and national and international mathematics education. She is the recipient of the 2007 MAA-NCS Distinguished Teaching Award, and the 2007 Macalester College Excellence in Teaching Award. She currently serves as editorial board chair of the Anneli Lax New Mathematics Library, and on the editorial board of the MAA’s Math Horizons. Professor Saxe loves to travel, both for math and for non-math, and enjoys doing things with her husband and three teenage children. 

  • BA: Bard College, 1982
  • MS: University of Oregon, 1984
  • PhD: University of Oregon, 1988