Kathie Yerion, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Kathie Yerion has taught mathematics and computer science at Gonzaga University for 40 years. In her teaching, she specializes in courses in advanced algorithms, computer graphics, computational modeling, and chaos and dynamical systems. In her research,...

Kathie Yerion

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph. D. Mathematics, University of Montana, 1978

M.S. Mathematics, Northern Arizona University, 1973

B.S. Mathematics, Northern Arizona University, 1971

Clarkson University, Institute for Retraining in Computer Science,1987

Courses Taught

CPSC 122 Computer Science II

CPSC 212 Computational Modeling

CPSC 223 Algorith &Abstract Data Struct

CPSC 351 Theory of Computation

ENSC 371 Advanced Engineering Math


Dr. Kathie Yerion has taught mathematics and computer science at Gonzaga University for 40 years. In her teaching, she specializes in courses in advanced algorithms, computer graphics, computational modeling, and chaos and dynamical systems.

In her research, she specializes in numerical algorithms for approximating solutions to nonlinear partial differential equations. Her most recent research publication involves a computational algorithm for a model of pattern formation in animal skins. She has adapted the algorithm for teaching modules in computer science courses in advanced algorithms and mathematics/engineering courses in numerical methods. The details of these teaching modules have been published in journals of computing and mechanical engineering education.

Most recently, Dr. Yerion designed an interdisciplinary B.A. in Computer Science and Computational Thinking now offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. The development of this innovative program has been recently published in a book, New Directions in Computing Education.