Linda Gilbert Saucier

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Linda Phillips Gilbert Saucier (born 1948)[1] is an American mathematician and textbook author, a distinguished professor emerita of mathematics and computer science at the University of South Carolina Upstate.[2][3]

Education and career[edit]

Linda Phillips was the daughter of Rudd George Phillips, an education specialist for the United States Air Force.[4] She grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, and earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Louisiana Tech University in 1970, 1972, and 1977 respectively. Her dissertation applied linear algebra to epidemiology; it was titled An application of the Jordan canonical form to the epidemic problem. She also became a faculty member at Louisiana Tech with her husband and co-author, Jimmie Gilbert.[5]

Her husband Jimmie died in 2005.[6] She retired from the University of South Carolina Upstate and was given the distinguished professor emerita title in 2011.[3]


Under the name Linda Gilbert, she became the author of "more than 37 mathematics textbooks" including Elements of Modern Algebra, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Matrix Theory.[7][8]


  1. ^ Birth year from Library of Congress catalog entry, retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. ^ "Gilbert, retired faculty member, author textbook", Faculty focus, University of South Carolina Upstate, November 11, 2013, retrieved 2018-10-28
  3. ^ a b Minutes of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees (PDF), December 13, 2011
  4. ^ "Rudd George Phillips", Deaths, Funerals, Biloxi Daily Herald, p. A-2, June 20, 1977
  5. ^ "Gilbert receives Ph.D.", Gulfport News, Biloxi Sun-Herald, p. C-35, December 4, 1977
  6. ^ Jimmie Dale Gilbert,, retrieved 2018-10-28
  7. ^ "Dr. Linda Gilbert Saucier", Faculty focus, University of South Carolina Upstate, April 12, 2011, retrieved 2018-10-28
  8. ^ Bóna, Miklós (March 2009). "Review of Elements of Modern Algebra". MAA Reviews. Mathematical Association of America.