Office of Career Services

Careers in Math: Teaching

12:20pm - 1:20pm CDT October 31, 2014

McCombs Campus Center, Lynda McCombs Ballroom

You have strong quantitative and analytical skills.  What kind of career fields benefit from those skills?  Get valuable advice and make connections to help you explore career options. Bring your lunch, if you like. This session features Southwestern University President and Professor of Mathematics Dr. Edward B. Burger. All students with mathematics coursework (e.g. natural sciences students), including but not limited to math majors, are invited.


Edward B. Burger began his presidency of Southwestern University in July 2013. Prior to being elected president of Southwestern, he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College and a nationally known leader in educational innovation.

A native of New York, President Burger graduated summa cum laude with distinction in mathematics from Connecticut College and earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin. He served on the faculty at Williams College from 1990 until he was named president of Southwestern.

President Burger was one of 100 people named to The Huffington Post’s list of “Game Changers” in 2010, and received from Baylor University the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, one of the most prestigious teaching awards in the world.

A noted scholar, President Burger has authored or co-authored more than 35 research articles as well as 12 books including his most recent, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking. He has received speaking invitations from organizations such as Microsoft, World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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