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Brynja Kohler Ph.D.

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Mathematics and Statistics

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Mathematics, University of Utah, 2004
T Lymphocyte Population Dynamics in Health and Autoimmunity
MS, Mathematics, New York University, 1998
A Mathematical Model of the Stretch Reflex and Clonus
BA, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1992


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

Immune system modeling, mathematical physiology, and teacher preparation and professional development.

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

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

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

    • 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

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        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 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.
        • Professional Journal

        • 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.

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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

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  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

                  Patrick Seegmiller, Mathematics & Statistics, May 2016
                  Irvin Goutcher, Mathematics & Statistics, January 2016
                  Chelsea Parrish, Mathematics & Statistics, May 2015
                  Cherise King, Mathematics & Statistics, May 2015
                  Loren Salvesen, Mathematics & Statistics, May 2015
                  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