Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor
Department: Math/Computer Science/Physics
Office: 266D Trexler Hall
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Physics & Astronomy (2006)
M.S., University of Massachusets Boston, Applied Physics (2001)
M.S., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Secondary Science Education (1998)
B.S., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Materials Science & Engineering (1994)
Research & Teaching Interests
Physics Education & Creativity Development
Gamma-ray Imaging & Nuclear Detection
Galaxy Supercluster Environments
K-16 Physical Science Education
Galaxy Maturation & Evolution
Backpacking, hiking, camping, swimming, reading, drinking coffee, watching baseball
Blue Star, New Star (2020) Children's book about stars and stellar evolution; available through homepage or Amazon
Fleenor, M.C. (2018) “Cultivating experimental innovation within undergraduate physics majors”, Global Education Review, 5 no. 1, 73–87.
Fleenor, M. C., Blackston, M. A., & Ziock, K.–P. (2015), “Statistical Correlated Uncertainties in Coded-Aperture Imaging”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 784, 370–376.
Fleenor, M. C. (2015), “The Ways of Jesus and Science at an IVGCF Meeting”, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 67 no. 4, 272–276.
Poli, D., Fleenor, M.C., & Rearick, M. (2012), “Drawing on Popular Culture: Using Tattooing to Introduce Biological Concepts”, American Biology Teacher, 74 no. 6, 381-385.
Poli, D., Fleenor, M.C., & Rearick, M. (2011), “Drawing on Popular Culture: Using Tattooing to Introduce Biological Concepts”, American Biology Teacher, accepted.
Fleenor, M. C. & Johnston–Hollitt, M. (2010), “Megaparsec–Scale Triggers for Star Formation: Clusters and Filaments of Galaxies in the Horologium-Reticulum Supercluster”, in Smith, B. et al., ed., Proceedings of Galaxy Wars: Stellar Populations and Star Formation in Interacting Galaxies. Astro. Soc. Pacific, San Francisco, 81–86.
Fleenor, M.C., Poli, D., & Rearick, M. (2010), “Having your cake and eating too: student engagement and collaborative faculty development”, Proceedings of the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching held at Univ. of North Carolina Greensboro, 5–7 Feb. 2010, Ed. R. Purdom.