Ellen Kirkman

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Ellen Kirkman
Alma mater Michigan State University
Known for Noncommutative algebra, representation theory
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Wake Forest University
Thesis 'On the Characterization of Inertial Coefficient Rings' (1975)
Doctoral advisor Edward E. Ingraham

Ellen Elizabeth Kirkman is professor of mathematics at Wake Forest University. Her research interests include noncommutative algebra, representation theory, and homological algebra.[1]


She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics and M.A. in Statistics from Michigan State University in 1975. Her doctoral dissertation, On the Characterization of Inertial Coefficient Rings, was supervised by Edward C. Ingraham.[2]

Professional activities[edit]

Since 2012 she has been treasurer of the Association for Women in Mathematics.[3]

Kirkman's professional activities include serving on the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Nominating Committee 2009–11,[4] as an Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Governor 2006–8, on the Joint Data Committee of AMS-ASA-MAA-IMS-SIAM (2000– 2007 and 2009–present),[5] directing the CBMS 2010 survey of undergraduate mathematical sciences programs, and involvement in several EDGE programs.[6] She is an associate editor of Communications in Algebra.[7]


In 2012, Kirkman became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[8] She is part of the 2019 class of fellows of the Association for Women in Mathematics.[9] She has also received service awards from Wake Forest University and the Southeastern Section of the MAA.


  1. ^ Dr. Ellen Kirkman
  2. ^ Ellen Kirkman at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ AWM History, retrieved 2014-12-31.
  4. ^ "AMS Committees". www.ams.org. American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ "AMS Committees". www.ams.org. American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ "The EDGE Program". www.edgeforwomen.org. Sylvia Bozeman and Rhonda Hughes EDGE Founcation. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Editorial Board". Communications in Algebra. Taylor and Francis. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  8. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society
  9. ^ 2019 Class of AWM Fellows, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2018-10-07