President Edward 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

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

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

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

Chair, Texas United Methodist College Association

Keynote at ASSM Lunch, San Antonio

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

Chair, Associated College of the South

2016

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

Member of the Board of Directors, Council of Independent Colleges

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

Delivered Keynote address at the APO Co-Sectional Conference

2015

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

2014

Elected member, Philosophical Society of Texas

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

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

2013

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

Honorary degree from Williams College

Delivered Keynote address at Bellevue, Washington

Delivered Keynote address at South Fort Myers High School

2012

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

Highlighted as a Hero in Education by Microsoft Education Worldwide

2011

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

2010

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

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)

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.”

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

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.”)

Scholar In Residence, The Bishop?s School

2009

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

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

Named Gaudino Scholar by Williams College

2007

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

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

Nelson Bushnell Prize, for Scholarship and Teaching, Williams College

2006

Lester R. Ford Award, The Mathematical Association of America

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

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

George Polya Lecturer, The Mathematical Association of America

2001

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

Cecil and Ida Green Honors Professor, Texas Christian University

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

Genevieve W. Gore Distinguished Resident, Westminster College

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