Blake E. Peterson
Blake E. Peterson was born and raised in Logan, Utah, where he graduated from Logan High School. After completing his BA in secondary mathematics education at Utah State University, he taught and coached at Chino High School in California. He completed his MS and PhD in mathematics at Washington State University and then taught at Oregon State University before coming to BYU in 1996.
Professor Peterson enjoys teaching and was recognized for those efforts in 2015 when he received an award for Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics Teacher Education from the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. His research interests are also centered on teaching, focusing on how teachers learn to productively use student thinking during instruction.
Professor Peterson served in the Japan Sendai Mission, leading to some of his research on mathematics teacher education in Japan. He has served in many callings in the Church, from Primary teacher to bishop, and is currently serving in the bishopric of a young single adult ward.
Professor Peterson and his wife, Shauna Davis Peterson, are the parents of four children and have one grandson. He enjoys playing basketball, mountain biking, water skiing, and working in the yard and does many of these activities with his family.