Matthew Fleenor Profile


Dr. Matthew C. Fleenor

Associate Professor

Department: Math/Computer Science/Physics
Office: 266D Trexler Hall



Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Physics & Astronomy
M.S., University of Massachusets Boston, Applied Physics
M.S., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Secondary Science Education
B.S., University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Materials Science & Engineering


Research & Teaching Interests

Galaxy Maturation & Evolution
Extragalactic Astrophysics
Galaxy Supercluster Environments
K-16 Physical Science Education


Hiking, camping, swimming, reading, drinking coffee, watching/playing baseball

Recent Publications

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.

Fleenor, M.C. (2009), “Modeling Stupidity”, The Teaching Professor, 23, 2.

Johnston–Hollitt, M., Sato, M., Gill, J. A., Fleenor, M. C., & Brick, A.–M. (2008), “Radio Observations of the Horologium-Reticulum Supercluster– I. A3158: Excess star-forming galaxies in a merging cluster?”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 390, 289–303.