About me

I am a mathematician at Amherst College, specializing in algebraic geometry and combinatorics. Much of my work revolves around connections between Young tableaux and algebraic curves. My teaching includes courses at all levels, and I particularly enjoy teaching courses involving programming.

I grew up in Seattle, and still miss the mountains all around, but I am a happy East coast transplant. I enjoy the snowy winters and all the scenery around the Pioneer valley. When time and childcare schedules allow it, I cycle along the Norwottuck Rail Trail from my home in Northampton to the Amherst campus, and can be found exploring the surrounding area by bicycle.

My family pronounces our last name “fleeger.” This is not the original German pronunciation, and I will happily answer to anything reasonable.

I currently help organize the department Math Colloquium and Putnam training sessions, together with Ivan Contreras.

Spring 2024 Courses:

Math 281 — Combinatorics

This course emphasizes enumerative combinatorics, a classical subject in mathematics related to the theory of counting. Problems in this area often pertain t...

Math 385 — Mathematical Logic

What, exactly, is a proof? This course begins with a precise definition specifying what counts as a mathematical proof. This definition makes it possible to ...