Richard J. Fleming Papers,
1960-2007, and undated
Richard J. Fleming earned a B.S. Ed. in Mathematics (1960) from Northwest Missouri State University and both a M.S. (1962) and a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Functional Analysis) from Florida State University (FSU) (1965). Fleming taught as an Instructor, 1962-1965, and an Assistant Professor, in the summer of 1965, at FSU. From 1965 to September 1971 he taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. From Missouri Fleming relocated to Memphis State University where he taught as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences from September 1971 through September 1980. From September 1980 through August 1982 Fleming taught as a Professor of Mathematics at Memphis State University. In August of 1982 he was hired as Professor and Chair (1982-August 1997) of the Department of Mathematics at Central Michigan University (CMU).
Fleming has approximately 40 publications, as well as numerous lectures and presentations to his credit. A copy of his book, Isometries on Banach spaces: function spaces (circa 2003), is in the Park Library. At the universities at which he has been employed, Fleming taught many students in various mathematics classes. Even students who were not mathematics majors thoroughly enjoyed his classes due to his enthusiasm and excellent teaching skills. At CMU, Fleming has been the recipient of fifteen research grants and contracts. Besides his creative endeavors, he served on numerous university committees and advisory boards, and he was an active member of several professional mathematical associations. In 2002 Fleming was awarded CMU’s College of Science and Technology’s Outstanding Award. A fondly and well respected teacher and colleague, Fleming retired in 2007. (This information is from the collection.)