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President Burger - Honors and Awards

Southwestern University President Edward B. Burger has received numerous awards for his teaching and videos. The most noteworthy of these came in 2010 , when he received the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching from Baylor University, one of the most prestigious teaching awards in the world.

 

  • 2017-2018

    Chair, Associated College of the South

  • 2017

    Chair, Texas United Methodist College Association

  • 2017

    Delivered Keynote address at Research in Mathematics Education (RME) at Southern Methodist University, Dallas

  • 2017

    Delivered Keynote address at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting

  • 2017

    Delivered the Richard Anderson Lecture at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Louisiana and Mississippi Sections, Jackson, MS

  • 2017

    Honored by the Consul General of Greece as the 2008 Commencement speaker at the American Community Schools in Athens, Greece

  • 2017

    Keynote at ASSM Lunch, San Antonio

  • 2016

    Appointed to the Committee on Accountability, National Association of Colleges and Universities

  • 2016

    Delivered Keynote address at the APO Co-Sectional Conference

  • 2016

    Delivered Keynote address at the Illinois Forum for Excellence, Bloomington, IL

  • 2016

    Member of the Board of Directors, Council of Independent Colleges

  • 2015

    Delivered Keynote address at the Houston Independent School District Math/Science Summit, Houston

  • 2014

    Delivered Keynote address at the Austin Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics

  • 2014

    Delivered Keynote address at the Presidents’ Institute, Council of Independent Colleges

  • 2014

    Elected member, Philosophical Society of Texas

  • 2013

    Delivered Keynote address at Bellevue, Washington

  • 2013

    Delivered Keynote address at South Fort Myers High School

  • 2013

    Honorary degree from Williams College

  • 2013

    Telly Award, for the video titled “The Science of NHL Hockey: Hockey Geometry” produced by NBC Learn.

  • 2012

    Named the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics by Williams College

  • 2012

    Highlighted as a Hero in Education by Microsoft Education Worldwide

  • 2011

    Distinguished Achievement Award for Mobile Device Application, The Association of Educational Publishers

  • 2010

    Scholar In Residence, The Bishop?s School

  • 2010

    Named a Game Changer by The Huffington Post “HuffPost?s Game Changers salutes 100 innovators, visionaries, mavericks, and leaders who are reshaping their fields and changing the world.”

  • 2010

    Named the Lissack Professor for Social Responsibility and Personal Ethics by Williams College

  • 2010

    Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, Baylor University (“The single largest award in the nation given to an individual from any discipline who is an extraordinary teacher and distinguished scholar.”)

  • 2010

    Telly Award, for the “Mathletes” episode of the NBC-Universal television series “The Science of the Olympic Winter Games” (the entire series won a 2011 Emmy Award)

  • 2009

    Excellence Certification from the National Research Foundation of Korea for the Korean edition of the book Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz

  • 2008

    Delivered the 2008 Commencement Address at the graduation ceremonies of the American Community Schools of Athens, Athens, Greece

  • 2008

    Named Gaudino Scholar by Williams College

  • 2007

    Distinguished Achievement Award for Educational Video Technology, The Association of Educational Publishers

  • 2007

    Nelson Bushnell Prize, for Scholarship and Teaching, Williams College

  • 2007

    Award of Excellence for “educational mathematics videos that break new ground,” Technology & Learning magazine

  • 2006

    “100 Best of America,” Listed in Reader?s Digest?s Annual Special Issue as Best Math Teacher

  • 2006

    Lester R. Ford Award, The Mathematical Association of America

  • 2004

    Chauvenet Prize, The Mathematical Association of America

  • 2003

    Residence Life Academic Teaching Award, The University of Colorado at Boulder

  • 2002-2003

    Stanislaw Ulam Visiting Professor of Mathematics, The University of Colorado at Boulder

  • 2001-2003

    George Polya Lecturer, The Mathematical Association of America

  • 2001

    Cecil and Ida Green Honors Professor, Texas Christian University

  • 2001

    Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College for University Teaching of Mathematics, The Mathematical Association of America

  • 2001

    Genevieve W. Gore Distinguished Resident, Westminster College

  • 2001

    Robert W. Hamilton Book Award for the textbook The Heart of Mathematics

  • 2000

    Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics

  • 1998-1999

    Stanislaw Ulam Visiting Professor of Mathematics, The University of Colorado at Boulder

  • 1988

    Mathematics Teaching Award, The University of Texas at Austin