Jerry Alexanderson, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, died on December 16, 2020, at the age of 87. Jerry served the Santa Clara University community for 60 years as an esteemed faculty member and long-time administrator. Jerry began teaching at Santa Clara in 1958 and over the course of his career he served SCU for 35 years as chair of the Department of Mathematics and nine years as division director of Physical Sciences and Mathematics. He served on the Board of Governors of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) for a record-setting total of 24 years and as the MAA’s first vice president, secretary, and eventually president. Jerry also wrote and edited extensively, writing 19 books. Upon his retirement in 2018, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science established the Alexanderson Lecture to commemorate Jerry’s extraordinary contributions to the communication of mathematics.



25 Jun 2021