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About Karen Saxe

Saxe's research is in the areas of operator theory and functional analysis.
She has published a number of papers and in 2002, published her first book Beginning Functional Analysis (Springer-Verlag). She is also interested in the history of mathematics.
She has served on the editorial board of the College Mathematics Journal.
EDUCATION: B.A., Bard College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon
Karen Saxe has been teaching at Macalester since 1991.


Present Professor and Chair, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Macalester College


Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 MAA-NCS 2007 Distinguished Teaching Award


  • Elementary Statistics
  • Continuous Applied Math

Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin/Rice 227
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6041


Journal Articles (11)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (3)

Other (1)