Faculty Profile for Dr. Cody Lynn Patterson

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Dr. Cody Lynn Patterson
Assistant Professor — Mathematics
phone: (512) 245-5259

Biography Section

Biography and Education

B.S. Mathematics, Texas A&M University, 2002.
M.S. Mathematics, Texas A&M University, 2003.
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 2010.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching courses for mathematics majors, including analysis, topology, and abstract algebra. I also enjoy teaching courses in the calculus sequence and mathematics content courses for preservice and inservice mathematics teachers.

Research Interests

Mathematical knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics; problem solving; teachers' and students' epistemologies of mathematics.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ellis, B. M., Alzaga Elizondo, T., Patterson, C. L., Acevedo, C. I., & Ashby, J. R. (n.d.). Networking theories to investigate status and (in)equities in small group proof contexts. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
  • Patterson, C. L., & McGraw, R. (2018). When time is an implicit variable: An investigation of students’ ways of understanding graphing tasks. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 20(4), 295–323. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/10986065.2018.1509421
  • Patterson, C. L., & Gerber, E. J. M. (n.d.). Building a Global Math Community: The Joyful Math Jamboree. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12, 117(2).
  • Melhuish, K. M., Lew, K. M., Dawkins, P. C., Strickland, S. K., & Patterson, C. L. (2023). Engineering Instructional Practices to Better Support Access and Participatory Equity in Authentic Proof Activity. In RUME Conference Proceedings. Retrieved from http://sigmaa.maa.org/rume/RUME25v2.pdf
  • Patterson, C. L., Bui, M. T. T., Guajardo, L. R., Acevedo, C. I., Rygaard Gaspard, B. R., & McGraw, R. (2023). Worthwhile problems: How teachers evaluate the instructional suitability of contextual algebra tasks.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Service Excellence Award, Department of Mathematics. December 2, 2022
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University. June 10, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Excellence Award, Texas State Department of Mathematics. December 3, 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: David Lovelock Faculty Teaching Award, University of Arizona Department of Mathematics. May 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Service Award, University of Arizona Department of Mathematics. May 2011

Selected Grants

  • Patterson, Cody Lynn (Principal), Prasad, Priya (Co-Principal), Bonner, Emily (Co-Principal). Reasoning Language for Teaching Secondary Algebra (ReLaTe-SA), National Science Foundation (Discovery Research PreK-12), Federal, $444474. (Funded: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2022). Grant.
  • Patterson, Cody Lynn. G. R. White Trust, G. R. White Trust, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $23728. (Submitted: July 2023, Funded: October 2023 - October 2024). Grant.
  • Warshauer, Hiroko K (Principal), Warshauer, Max L (Co-Principal), Patterson, Cody L (Co-Principal). Silicon Labs: Mathworks Summer Math Camps, Silicon Labs, Silicon Labs Corporate Giving Program, $8000. (Submitted: October 2022, Funded: January 2023 - August 2023). Grant.
  • Melhuish, Kathleen Mary, Ellis, Brittney Marie, Patterson, Cody Lynn, Strickland, Sharon K. Structuring Equitable Participation in Undergraduate Proof, National Science Foundation, Federal, $600000. (Submitted: July 2022, Funded: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025). Grant.
  • Warshauer, Hiroko K (Principal), Warshauer, Max K (Co-Principal), Patterson, Cody L. HEB Tournament of Champions, HEB, HEB, $16000. (Submitted: October 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Board Member
American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) Editorial Board
June 24, 2019-Present
Calculus I and II Teaching Forums
September 1, 2023-Present
University Mentor
Texas State H-LSAMP Scholars Program
August 2021-Present
Texas State Mathematics Education Seminar
August 2021-Present
Assistant Director for Teacher Education
Texas Mathworks
October 9, 2020-Present