Dr. Kathie A. Yerion

Computer Science

Yerion

Professional Interests: Numerical solutions of partial differential equations, Graph Theory, Computer graphics, Computer Science Pedagogy

Position: Professor and Chair of Computer Science
Phone: 509-313-3914
Office: Herak 231
Email: yerion@gonzaga.edu


Education: 
University of Montana,  Ph. D. Mathematics,1978
Northern Arizona University, M.S. Mathematics,1973
Northern Arizona University, B.S. Mathematics,1971
Clarkson University, Institute for Retraining in Computer Science,1987

Biographical Description: Dr. Kathie Yerion has taught mathematics and computer science at Gonzaga University for 36 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. She has also been involved in efforts to add modules involving algorithmic art and robots in introductory computer science courses.