Mathematics and Statistics
Brynja
Associate Professor
Office: Animal Science 223
Tel: 435.797.2826
Fax: 435.797.1822
Email: Brynja.Kohler at usu.edu

Research Interests: Mathematics education and mathematical biology



Current Projects

Math for America Utah The University of Utah and Utah State University have partnered in the Math for America Utah program recruiting and training teachers, and providing professional development and growth opportunities for inservice teachers. MfA-Utah

Utah State Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership A partnership including Utah State University, Logan City School District, and Cache County School District devoted to improving mathematics teacher preparation locally and nationally. The Utah State partnership is an active team in the MTE-Partnership of the APLU's Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative. Our current research project aims to develop mathematics or statistics courses for secondary mathematics teachers based on the MET II recommendations, incorporating integrative learning strategies that combine mathematics and pedagogy. Emphasis is on working collaboratively among schools, universities, mathematicians, and educators.


Select Publications

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

The Utah Middle School Mathematics Project 7th-8th Grade Mathematics Textbook Materials. See this link for current drafts of the materials available: Utah Middle School Mathematics Project.

Powell, J., Kohler, B., Haefner, J. & Bodily, J. (2012). Carrying BioMath Education in a Leaky Bucket. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74(9), 2232-2264.

Schneiter, K., Kohler, B., Watts, B. (2011). Mathematical, technological, and pedagogical knowledge integrated for teacher preparation. Mathematics Teacher, 104(8), 608-613.

Kohler, B., 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, 6(2), 31-47.

Kohler, B., Swank, R., Haefner, J. & Powell, J. (2010). Leading students to investigate diffusion as a model of brine shrimp movement. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 72(1), 230-257.

Kohler, B. (2007). Mathematically modeling dynamics of T cell responses: Predictions concerning the generation of memory cells. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 245(4), 669-676.

Kohler, B. (2005). An age structured model of T cell proliferation and differentiation. Current Developments in Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems Proceedings of the Conference on Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems. University of Texas at Tyler. World Scientific Publishing Co.

Kohler, B., Puzone, R., Seiden, P. and Celada, F. (2001). A systematic approach to vaccine complexity using an automaton model of the cellular and humoral immune system. Vaccine, 19, 862-876.