Gaywalee Kerman-Yamskulna, Ph. D. 


Gaywalee Kerman-Yamskulna

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematical Sciences at Illinois State University


Ph. D. 2001, University of California at Santa Cruz                                                                                                                    

Areas of interest: Vertex algebras and Infinite dimensional Lie algebras

Office: STV 335

Email: gyamsku at

Phone: 309-438-7989

fax: 309-438-5866



Previous Positions

  • Assistant Professor at Illinois State University, Fall 2004-Spring 2009.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Binghamton, Fall 2001-Spring 2004.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, Spring 2002.


Grants and Fellowships
  • Collaboration Grant for Mathematics from the Simons Foundation, 07/01/2011-08/31/2016.
  • Grant from National Science Foundation, 03/01/2008-02/28/10 (with W. Zhao).
  • Illinois State University Pre-Tenure Faculty Initiative Grant, Summer 2006.
  • Illinois State University New Faculty Initiative Grant, Summer 2005.
  • Mentoring Travel Grant from Association for women in Mathematics, Spring 2003.
  • Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from MSRI, Spring 2002.
  • Doctoral Student Sabbatical Fellowship from University of California at Santa Cruz, Spring 2001.
  • Graduate Fellowship from the Fields Institute, Fall 2000.
  • The Development and Promotion of Science and Talents Projects Fellowship from the Government of Thailand, 1992-2001.