# Brynja Kohler Ph.D.

Mathematics and Statistics

Professor | Director of Math Ed Programs and Outreach

## Contact Information

Office Location: Animal Science (ANSC) 223Phone: (435) 797-2826

Email: brynja.kohler@usu.edu

Additional Information:

## Educational Background

**PhD**, Mathematics, University of Utah, 2004 Dissertation

**MS**, Mathematics, New York University, 1998 Thesis

**Secondary Mathematics Teaching Credential**, California, 1995

## Biography

Dr. Kohler studied mathematics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, and then taught high school mathematics in Los Angeles and New York City. She earned her master's degree in mathematics at the Courant Institute of New York University, and her doctorate at the University of Utah, researching and developing mathematical models of biological systems. At Utah State University, she is engaged with the mathematics education group conducting field-based courses for preservice teachers and professional development for inservice teachers. She also continues research in mathematical biology.

## Teaching Interests

Applied mathematics and secondary mathematics teaching.

## Research Interests

Secondary mathematics teacher preparation and professional development, undergraduate mathematics education, project-based learning, mathematical modeling, simulation, and analysis of biological systems.

### Awards

Outstanding Graduate Mentor, 2020

USU College of Science

Teacher of the Year, 2019

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Lee Segel Prize , 2010

Society for Mathematical Biology

MAA Project NExT Dolciani Fellow, 2004

Mathematics Association of America

#### Publications | Books

- Rossi, H., Bodrero, J., Walker, C., Kohler, B.R, (2013). 7th-8th Grade Mathematics Textbook Materials .

- Kohler, B.R, (2005). An age structured model of T cell proliferation and differentiation: Current Developments in Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems. World Scientific Publishing Co

#### Publications | Book Chapters

*An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.*

### Publications | Curriculum

*An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.*

### Publications | Journal Articles

#### Academic Journal

- Snyder, K., Kohler, B.R, Gordillo, L.G, (2017). Mass action in two-sex population models: encounters, mating encounters and the associated numerical correction. Letters in Biomathematics, 4:1
- Powell, J.A, Kohler, B.R, Haefner, J.W, Bodily, J., (2012). Carrying BioMath Education in a Leaky Bucket. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74, 2232-2264.
- Schneiter, K., Kohler, B.R, Watts, B., (2011). Integrating Mathematical, Technologic, and Pedagogical Knowledge for Teacher Preparation. The Mathematics Teacher, 104:8, 608–613. doi: https://doi.org/10.5951/MT.104.8.0608
- Kohler, B.R, Atkins, B., Haefner, J.W, Powell, J.A, (2010). Leading Students to Investigate Diffusion as a Model of Brine Shrimp Movement. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 72:1, 230-257.
- Kohler, B.R, Schneiter, K., Thatcher, K., (2010). Combining Professional Development with Resource Development: Cooperative Design of Integrated Technology Lessons in Statistics. Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology
- Munns, J., Kohler, B.R, (2009). Using Video Recordings to Collect Data about Student Thinking; Teach by Listening and Learn by Talking. Utah Mathematics Teacher, 2:1, 9-12.
- Kohler, B.R, (2007). Mathematically modeling dynamics of T cell responses: Predictions concerning the generation of memory cells. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 245:4, 669-676.
- Puzone, R., Kohler, B.R, Seiden, P.E, Celada, F., (2002). IMMSIM, a flexible model for in machina experiments on immune system responses. Future Generation Computer Systems, 18, 961-972.
- Kohler, B.R, Puzone, R., Seiden, P., Celada, F., (2001). A systematic approach to vaccine complexity using an automaton model of the cellular and humoral immune system. Vaccine, 19, 862-876.

#### Professional Journal

- Kohler, B.R, Alibegovic, E., (2015). Assessing for Learning. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 20:7, 424-433.

*An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.*

### Publications | Other

*An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.*

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### Graduate Students Mentored

**Bertha Neequaye,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2022

**Zachary Coverstone,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2022

**Garron Brian,**Mathematics & Statistics, September 2021

**Sandra Miles,**Mathematics & Statistics, March 2021

**Zachary Coverstone,**Mathematics & Statistics, January 2021 - May 2022

**Jacy Beck,**Mathematics & Statistics, January 2019 - May 2022

**Shaun Bartschi,**Mathematics & Statistics, January 2020 - May 2021

**Will Tidwell,**Mathematics & Statistics, April 2018 - May 2021

**Taylor Boyce,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2019 - December 2020

**Patrick Seegmiller,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2016 - May 2020

**Kami Dupree,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2019 - March 2020

**Monica Murray,**Mathematics & Statistics, January 2019 - May 2019

**Jeff Christensen,**Mathematics & Statistics, December 2017 - December 2018

**Irvin Goutcher,**Mathematics & Statistics, January 2016 - August 2018

**Loren Salvesen,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2015 - May 2018

**Jeremy Lewis,**Mathematics & Statistics, June 2017 - May 2018

**Chelsea Parrish,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2015 - August 2017

**Cherise King,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2015 - August 2017

**Kyle Hodson,**Mathematics & Statistics, April 2016 - May 2017

**Greg Vogel,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2010 - October 2016

**Jameson Hardy,**Mathematics & Statistics, September 2015 - July 2016

**David Cowan,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2014 - January 2016

**Helene Poppleton,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2014 - August 2015

**Brandee Merkeley,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2013 - August 2015

**Danika Foley,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2013 - August 2015

**Debra Alcox,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2012 - August 2014

**Eric Thorson,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2012 - August 2014

**Kimberly Ammons,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2013 - July 2014

**Ashley Salisbury,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2012 - May 2014

**Shawn Fowers,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2011 - May 2013

**Abibat Lasisi,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2010 - August 2012

**Janice Bodily,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2009 - August 2012

**Lynette Checketts,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2009 - August 2012

**Funmilayo Obielodan,**Mathematics & Statistics, May 2009 - March 2011

**Jessica Munns,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2008 - May 2010

**Carrie Bala,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2007 - May 2010

**Rebecca Atkins,**Mathematics & Statistics, August 2007 - May 2009