Amassa Fauntleroy

Born: April 5, 1945

Birthplace: Baltimore Maryland

AB.mathematics (1965) Johns Hopkins University; MA mathematics (1967) Northwestern University

Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1970.
thesis: Commutator Subgoups of Solvable Linear Algebraic Groups; Advisor: Maxwell Rosenlicht

Area of Research Interests: Algebraic Geometry

Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University


Professor Fauntleroy received an AB in mathematics form The Johns Hopkins University in 1965, an MA in mathematics from Northwestern University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in mathematics, Northwestern University in 1970. He has been on the faculties of DePaul University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Full Professor at the City College of the City University of New York (1985). He has been a professor at North Carolina State University-Raleigh since 1986.



Dr. Amassa Fauntleroy has published 18 papers.


  1. Rational points of commutator subgroups of solvable algebraic groups, Transactions Amer. Math. Soc. 194 (1974), 249--275. 20G15 (14L15)
  2. Automorphism groups of unipotent groups of Chevalley type, Pacific J. Math. 66 (1976), 373--390. 20G15
  3. Algebraic and algebrogeometric interpretations of Weitzenböck's problem, J. Algebra 62 (1980), 21--38. 14L30 (15A72)
  4. Stable base loci of representations of algebraic groups, Michigan Math. J. 30 (1983), 131--142. 14D25 (14L30)
  5. Geometric invariant theory for general algebraic groups, Compositio Math. 55 (1985), 63--87. 14D25 (14L30)
  6. On the moduli of curves on rational ruled surfaces, Amer. J. Math. 109 (1987), 417--452. 14H10 (14D22 14D25 14J26)
  7. Smoothing coherent torsion-free sheaves, Rings, extensions, and cohomology, Lecture Notes in Pure and Appl. Math., 159 (1994), 87--91. 14F05

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