Pamela Gorkin Professor of Mathematics
Bucknell University

Pamela Gorkin

Pamela Gorkin is Professor of Mathematics at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. at Michigan State University, where she worked under the direction of Sheldon Axler. She is a quadruple spartan.

Her research is focused in functional analysis, complex analysis, operator theory, and linear algebra with primary interest in questions about interpolation, the numerical range, and composition.

Her book, Reading, Writing, and Proving: A Closer Look at Mathematics, written with Ulrich Daepp, has appeared in its second edition. See the website for solutions and other information about the second edition. Together with Ueli Daepp, Andrew Shaffer and Karl Voss, she is completing a book entitled Blaschke Products, Poncelet's Theorem, and the Numerical Range: The Geometric Connection. She also collaborates with Elias Wegert, Gunter Semmler, and Ueli Daepp on the creation of the mathematical calendar Complex Beauties.

One of her favorite places to give a talk is right here.



B. A.

Michigan State University

M.S. (Statistics)

Michigan State University


Ph.D. (Mathematics)

Michigan State University


1982 - 1988

Assistant Professor, Bucknell University

1988 - 1989

Sabbatical, Universität Bern

1989 - 1995

Associate Professor, Bucknell University


Guest Professor, Universität Karlsruhe

1995 -

Professor, Bucknell University

1995 - 1996

Sabbatical, Universität Bern


Member, MSRI, Berkeley California


Guest Professor, Université de Metz

7/ 1996 - 7/1997

Guest Professor, Université de Metz

1/2001 - 1/2004

Presidential Professor, Bucknell University


Guest Professor, Université de Metz

9/2002 - 2/2003

Guest Professor, Universität Bern