Mathematics and Statistics
Associate Professor
Office: Animal Science 215
Tel: 435.797.2826
Fax: 435.797.1822
Email: Brynja.Kohler at

Research Interests: Mathematics education and mathematical biology

Current Activities

Just returned from Sabbatical at the University of Auckland July 2013 - June 2014.

Math for America Co-directing Utah State University's Math for America Utah program with Eric Rowley and partners from the University of Utah.

  • MfA-Utah
  • Journal Club
  • The Utah Middle School Mathematics Project Collaborating on the development of 7th-8th Grade Mathematics Textbook Materials. See this link for current drafts of the materials available: Utah Middle School Mathematics Project.

    Utah State Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership Coordinating 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 stakeholders.

    Select Publications

    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.