Tanya Leise's Home Page

Student research



I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Amherst College.

Spring 2018 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses

  • Math 140 Mathematical Modeling


Vita--updated 8/8/17

Professional Memberships

  • AMS (American Math Society)
  • AWM (Association of Women in Math)
  • MAA (Math Association of America)
  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Math)
  • SRBR (Society for Research on Biological Rhythms)
  • Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society)
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How to Contact Me

Email address tleise at amherst.edu
Web address https://tleise.people.amherst.edu/
Office SMudd 503
Office phone (413)542-5411
Office hours

Any time my door is open

Campus mailbox 2239
Mailing address

Mathematics & Statistics
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002

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Research and Projects


Circadian Rhythms


Capillary Surfaces

Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators

Wavelet picture
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My husband Andrew Cohen is a professor of psychology at UMass-Amherst.

The picture on the left is my daughter Adira at the North Carolina Zoo. The picture on the right shows Andrew and Adira in summer 2017 on Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth.


Links for the Fun of It

  • Math Alliance: building new communities in mathematics by supporting minority and first generation college students
  • Pathways to Science: searchable database of summer and postbac programs for math and science


Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2
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