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Gerald Lee Alexanderson (born 1933) is an American mathematician. He is the Michael & Elizabeth Valeriote Professor of Science at Santa Clara University, and in 1997–1998 was president of the Mathematical Association of America. He was also president of The Fibonacci Association from 1980 to 1984.[1][2]

Gerald L. Alexanderson
OccupationValeriote Professor of Science, Santa Clara University
Board member ofThe Fibonacci Association Mathematical Association of America
Academic background
Alma materStanford University University of Oregon
Academic work
Sub-disciplineCombinatorics specialist, Number Theory specialist

Education and careerEdit

Alexanderson did his undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon, graduating with a B.A. in 1955. He earned a master's degree from Stanford University in 1958, and in the same year joined the Santa Clara University faculty. At Santa Clara, he chaired the department of mathematics for 35 years, from 1967 to 2002.[1][2]

He is the author of 15 books, and was editor of Mathematics Magazine from 1986 to 1990.[1][2]

Awards and honorsEdit

In 2005, Alexanderson won both the Deborah and Franklin Haimo Awards for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics,[1][3] and the Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics,[1][4] both from the Mathematical Association of America.


  1. ^ a b c d e Gerald Lee Alexanderson, 1997-1998 MAA President, MAA Presidents, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2014-06-26.
  2. ^ a b c Curriculum vitae, retrieved 2014-06-26.
  3. ^ Haimo Award citation, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2014-06-26.
  4. ^ Megginson, Robert E. (March 2005), "Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award to Gerald L. Alexanderson for Distinguished Service to Mathematics", American Mathematical Monthly, 112 (3): 197–199, doi:10.2307/30037437.

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