## Directory | Math

# Brynja Kohler Ph.D.

## Mathematics and Statistics

### Associate Professor | Director of Math Ed Programs and Outreach

## Educational Background

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

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

## 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

## Research Interests

## Awards

### Lee Segel Prize , 2010

Society for Mathematical Biology### MAA Project NExT Dolciani Fellow, 2004

Mathematics Association of America### VIGRE Graduate Fellowship, 2002

University of Utah, Department of Mathematics##
**Publications** - Abstracts

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**Publications** - Books & Book Chapters

- 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

### Books

### Book Chapters

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**Publications** - Fact Sheets

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**Publications** - Curriculum

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**Publications** - Journal Articles

- 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 Math Biology, 74, 2232-2264.
- Schneiter, K., Kohler, B.R, Watts, B., (2011). Mathematical, Technological, and Pedagogical Knowledge Itegrated for Teacher Preparation. The Mathematics Teacher
- 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 Bulletin, 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.
- Adolph, S.C, Diniz Behn, C.G, Braley, E., Drew, J.A, Full, R.J, Gross, L.J, Jungck, J.A, Kohler, B.R, Prairie, J.C, Shtylla, B., Miller, L.A, (2015). Using Active Learning to Teach Concepts and Methods in Quantitative Biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55:5, 898-900.
- Kohler, B.R, Alibegovic, E., (2015). Assessing for Learning. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 20:7, 424-433.

### Academic Journal

### Professional Journal

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**Publications** - Literary Journal

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**Publications** - MultiMedia

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**Publications** - Technical Reports

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**Publications** - Translations & Transcripts

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**Publications** - Other

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## Scheduled Teaching

### MATH 2010 - Algebraic Thinking and Number Sense for Elementary Education School Teachers, **Fall 2018**

### MATH 2010 - Algebraic Thinking and Number Sense for Elementary Education School Teachers, **Fall 2018**

### MATH 3300, 4300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Fall 2018**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2018**

### MATH 4500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Spring 2018**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Spring 2018**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Spring 2018**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Spring 2018**

### MATH 5820 - Topics in Mathematics, **Spring 2018**

### MATH 1220 - Calculus II, **Fall 2017**

### MATH 4500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Fall 2017**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Fall 2017**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Summer 2017**

### MATH 1220 - Calculus II, **Spring 2017**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2017**

### MATH 5460 - Introduction to the Theory and Application of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, **Spring 2017**

### MATH 6810 - Topics in Mathematics (Topic), **Spring 2017**

### MATH 4200 - Foundations of Analysis, **Fall 2016**

### MATH 4500, 6500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Fall 2016**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Fall 2016**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Summer 2016**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 4500, 6500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 6300 - Practicum in Mathematics/Statistics Instruction for Graduates Pursuing Secondary Licensure, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 4300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level II, **Spring 2016**

### MATH 1220 - Calculus II, **Fall 2015**

### MATH 4500, 6500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Fall 2015**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Fall 2015**

### MATH 4300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level II, **Fall 2015**

### MATH 6810 - Topics in Mathematics (Topic), **Summer 2015**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 4200 - Foundations of Analysis, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 2210 - Multivariable Calculus, **Spring 2015**

### MATH 4500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Fall 2014**

### MATH 2210 - Multivariable Calculus, **Fall 2014**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Fall 2014**

### MATH 4300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level II, **Fall 2014**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Fall 2013**

### MATH 6910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Summer 2013**

### MATH 4910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 5910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 4500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 4300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level II, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Spring 2013**

### MATH 6820 - Topics in Mathematics (Topic), **Spring 2013**

### MATH 4200 - Foundations of Analysis, **Fall 2012**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Fall 2012**

### MATH 5710 - Introduction to Probability, **Summer 2012**

### MATH 4910,5810 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Spring 2012**

### MATH 4500,6500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Spring 2012**

### STAT 4500 - Methods of Teaching Statistics in Secondary and Middle School, **Spring 2012**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Spring 2012**

### MATH 4300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level II, **Spring 2012**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Spring 2012**

### MATH 4500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Fall 2011**

### STAT 4500 - Methods of Teaching Statistics in Secondary and Middle School, **Fall 2011**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Fall 2011**

### MATH 4300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level II, **Fall 2011**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Fall 2011**

### MATH 4910 - Directed Reading and Conference, **Summer 2011**

### MATH 2210 - MULTIVARI CALCULUS (QI), **Spring 2011**

### MATH 4910 - ST: Linear Alg & Diff Equation, **Spring 2011**

### MATH 4910 - ST: Linear Alg & Diff Equation, **Spring 2011**

### MATH 4910 - ST: Linear Alg & Diff Equation, **Spring 2011**

### MATH 4910 - ST: Linear Alg & Diff Equation, **Spring 2011**

### MATH 4910 - ST: Linear Alg & Diff Equation, **Spring 2011**

### MATH 4910 - ST: Linear Alg & Diff Equation, **Spring 2011**

### MATH 5810 - ST:JOURNAL CLUB, **Spring 2011**

### MATH 4500 - Methods of Secondary School Mathematics Teaching, **Fall 2010**

### STAT 4500 - Methods of Teaching Statistics in Secondary and Middle School, **Fall 2010**

### MATH 3300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level I, **Fall 2010**

### MATH 4300 - School Laboratory for Mathematics Teachers Level II, **Fall 2010**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Fall 2010**

### MATH 5810 - Topics in Mathematics, **Fall 2010**

## Graduate Students Mentored

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

**Will Tidwell,**Mathematics & Statistics, April 2018

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

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

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

## External Sites

Utah State Mathematics and Statistics Education Group Outreach: utahstatemseg.com