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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

Coauthor of Calculus, a textbook (Pearson Publishers, 2010) 

Publications include: co-author of Calculus Early Transcendentals (Pearson/Addison Wesley, 2011); co-author of a textbook, Calculus (Pearson Publishers, 2010); lecture notes for Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Third Edition, David C. Lay; Mathematica Manual for Calculus by Johnston/Mathews; Technology Resource Manual: Mathematica for Thomas' Calculus, Tenth Edition; Instructor's Mathematica Manual for Linear Algebra and Its Applications.

Presentations include: "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).