Judith D. Sally

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Judith D. Sally
Born March 23, 1937
Residence Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Institutions Northwestern University
Alma mater University of Chicago
Doctoral advisor Irving Kaplansky
Known for Mathematical Research

Judith D. Sally (born March 23, 1937)[1] is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Northwestern University.[2] Her research is in commutative algebra.[3]


Sally received her PhD in Mathematics from University of Chicago in 1971.[3][4] She joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 1972.[3][4]

In 1977 she received a Sloan Fellowship.[5] In 1995 she was invited to give a Noether Lecture for fundamental and sustained contributions to the mathematical sciences.[3] She has published several books on Mathematics Education with her husband[4] Paul Sally, a professor at University of Chicago.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Sally, Judith (1978). Numbers of generators of ideals in local rings. New York: M. Dekker. ISBN 0-8247-6645-8. 
  • Sally, Judith (2003). Trimathlon: A Workout Beyond the School Curriculum. AK Peters, Ltd. ISBN 978-1-56881-184-0. 
  • Sally, Judith (2007). Roots to Research: A Vertical Development of Mathematical Problems. Providence: American Mathematical Society. ISBN 978-0-8218-4403-8. 


  1. ^ "Biographies of Women Mathematicians". Agnes Scott College. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Northwestern Mathematics Department: People". Northwestern University. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Profiles of Women in Mathematics". Association for Women in Mathematics. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Golus, Carrie (2008). "Sally marks the spot". University of Chicago Magazine. 100 (4). Retrieved September 16, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Past Sloan Research Fellows". Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Retrieved May 8, 2011.