Brad Garner


Phone Number   208-496-7532
Email Address
Address   202C CHP


  • BS in Mathematics with German Minor, BYU, 1988
  • MA in Mathematics, University of Maryland College Park, 1994
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Math Education emph), University of Maryland College Park, 1998


  • Precalculus
  • Business Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics

Work Experience

  • Math Teacher, Waterford School in Provo, Utah, 1987-1988
  • Cryptologic Mathematician at the National Security Agency, 1988-1995
  • NSA Mathematics Education Partnership Program Staff Member, 1995-1998
  • Mathematics Faculty member at the University of Houston Clear Lake, 1998-1999
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Boise State University, 1999-2003
  • Mathematics Faculty member, Phoenix College, 2003-2007.


  • Two published journal articles
    • One in the Mathematics Education Research Journal (2002)
    • One in Teaching and Teacher Education (2003)
  • Six presentations at conferences
    • Three at the annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (1997, 1999, 2001)
    • Two at the Fall Conference of the Idaho Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000 and 2001)
    • One at the Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA, 2001)
  • Link to Doctoral Dissertation

LinkedIn Profile


Brother Garner has been teaching mathematics at BYU Idaho since the Fall semester of 2007. He is married and has six children and one grandchild. He enjoys playing basketball, the piano, the piano accordion, and board and card games. He has lived in Utah, California, New York, Oregon, Maryland, Texas, Arizona and Idaho. He also served a mission to Frankfurt, Germany and loves the German language.

List of Courses Taught:

Intermediate Algebra (MATH 101)
Mathematical Tools for the Real World (FDMAT 108)
Precalculus (MATH 109)
College Algebra (MATH 110)
Trigonometry (MATH 111)
Calculus I (FDMAT 112)
Calculus II (MATH 113)
Applied Calculus (MATH 119)
Fundamentals of Number Theory (MATH 205)
Elementary Geometry (MATH 206)
Statistics (MATH 221)
Discrete Mathematics (MATH 340)
Favorite Quotes:
"You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'"
          -- George Bernard Shaw
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
          -- Ronald Reagan
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
          -- Groucho Marx