Dean, College of Engineering, San Francisco State University
Areas of Interest:
engineering, mathematics
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
175 universities and colleges. Sheldon is also the coauthor of the graduate textbook Harmonic
Function Theory as well as 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 EditorinChief
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. He was appointed a CCST Fellow in
2008.
Updated 07/13/12

Senior Fellows Roster
Ames, Bruce
Atkinson, Richard C.
Axler, Sheldon
Ayala, Francisco
Bainton, Dorothy
Baltimore, David
Bell, C. Gordon
Bennett, Alan B.
Berman, Francine
Bienenstock, Arthur
Birnbaum, Joel
Bishop, J. Michael
Byer, Robert
Cárdenas. Alfonso F.
Caren, Robert
Caulder, Jerry
Chester, Arthur
Chu, Steven
Cicerone, Ralph
Clegg, Michael T.
Cohen, Linda
Coleman, Lawrence
Cominsky, Lynn R.
Conger, Harry
Coye, Molly Joel
Darby, Michael
Day, Thomas
Diener, Octavia
Dorfman, Steven
Drake, Michael V.
Drell, Sidney
Dynes, Robert
Elster, Richard S.
Everhart, Thomas
Faber, Sandra
Foster, John
Fowler, T. Kenneth
Gassée, JeanLouis
Geballe, Theodore
Goldberger, Marvin
Golub, Sidney
Goodstein, David
Gordon, Milton
Graham, Susan
Gray, Harry
Greenblatt, Jeffery
Grey, Robert
Gurol, Mirat D.
Gutiérrez, Carlos
Harper, Charles
Hennessy, John
Hockaday, Stephen
Hodges, David
Huang, Alice S.
Hubbard, G. Scott
Hullar, Theodore
Jacobs, Irwin
Jennings, Paul
John, Miriam
Judd, Lewis
Kennedy, Robert
Kennel, Charles
King, C. Judson
Koonin, Steven
Lee, William C.Y.
Lemke, James
Levine, Mark

Livanos, Alexis
Long, Jane C. S.
Macari, Emir Jose
MacCalla, Johnetta
Martin, David W.
McCarty, Perry
McGaugh, James
McLean, William J.
McMurtry, Burton
Meyer, Jarold
Meyyappan, Meyya
Miller, William F.
Moline, Mark
Moses, Edward I.
Murray, Cherry
Nacht, Michael
Narayanamurti, Venkatesh
Niebla, J. Fernando
Nikias, C.L. Max
Noll, Roger
Nova, Tina S.
PatéCornell, M.
Patel, C. Kumar
Pea, Roy
Penhoet, Edward
Pooley, James
Qayoumi, Mohammad H.
Rao, Ramesh
Richmond, Rollin C.
Richter, Burton
Riggs, Henry
Rockwood, Stephen
Rosser, James
Rutter, William
Savitz, Maxine
Scalise, George
Seinfeld, John
Shank, Charles
Shapiro, Lucy
Shelton, Robert
Slaughter, John
Stone, Edward
Sullivan, Robert
Sullivan, Cornelius
Suzuki, Bob
Sweeney, James
Tanner, R. Michael
Tarter, C. Bruce
Tinoco, Ignacio
Toy, Larry
Varian, Hal
Weeks, John
Weinberg, Carl
Wertheim, Robert
Wilkinson, Robert
Wilson, John
Wyllie, Loring
Yang, Henry
Zare, Richard
Zarem, Abe
Zoldoske, David
Zornetzer, Steven F.
Zschau, Ed
Zucker, Lynne
Zysman, John

