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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

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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)