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Lyle CochranLyle Cochran

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4487
Fax: 509.777.4633
Office Location: Eric Johnston Science Center 213


  • Ph.D., M.S. Washington State University
  • B.S. Oregon State University 

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Real analysis; approximation theory; integration of technology and mathematics

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Recent Publications:

Co-author of Calculus Early Transcendentals, Third Edition (Pearson, 2019)

Co-author of a textbook, Calculus, Third Edition (Pearson, 2019)

AP Calculus, Second Edition, 2017.


"Calculus Can Do That?" at Eastern Washington University (2016)

"Interesting Calculus Exercises," Pearson Calculus Forum at Huntington Beach (2015)

"Interesting Problems for Freshman/Sophomore Calculus" at the Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium (2015)

"Calculus: Exercises and Engagement," Napa Valley College (2015)

"Flipping a Classroom with an iPad" at the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, San Antonio, Texas (2014)

"Calculus for Scientists and Engineers," University of Calgary (2012)

"Interactive Animations for Calculus," at the Mathapalooza Conference, University of New Orleans (2011)

"Challenges in the Calculus Classroom," at the Pearson Calculus Forum, Toronto, Canada (2011)

"Teaching Calculus with Interactive Figures," at Pearson Mathapalooza Conference, Dallas (2010)

"Helping Students See Calculus," at Baylor University (2010)

"Teaching Calculus with Interactive Figures," at Montana State University (2010)

"A New Chalkboard for the New Millennium Classroom," the keynote address at the Conference of Math Tech Pioneers, Louisville, Ken. (2010)

"Engaging Calculus Students," at the Experiencing Mathematics Workshop, University of Missouri at St. Louis (2010)

"These are a few of my favorite animations," at a webinar presented to the mathematics faculty at College of Coastal Georgia

"Animating Everyday Calculus," at Oregon State University, Department of Mathematics (2010)

"Briggs/Cochran Interactive Figures," at the Calculus Forum, Boulder, Colorado (2009)

Co-presented, "Helping Students See Calculus" at the 21st International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, New Orleans (2009)

"Animating Multivariable Calculus" at the Washington State Community Colleges Mathematics Conference, Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco, Wash. (2009)

"Calculus Illustrated" at the Spokane Regional Mathematics Colloquium, Gonzaga University (2009).


Received the Academic Challenge Award from Whitworth University (2010).