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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.

2013 Telly Award, for the video titled “The Science of NHL Hockey: Hockey Geometry” produced by NBC Learn.
2013 Honorary degree from Williams College
2013 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, inducted in the inaugural “class” of AMS Fellows
2012 Highlighted as a Hero in Education by Microsoft Education Worldwide
2012 Named the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics by Williams College
2011 Distinguished Achievement Award for Mobile Device Application, The Association of Educational Publishers
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)
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 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
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 Award of Excellence for “educational mathematics videos that break new ground,” Technology & Learning magazine
2007 Distinguished Achievement Award for Educational Video Technology,
The Association of Educational Publishers
2007 Nelson Bushnell Prize, for Scholarship and Teaching, Williams College
2006 Lester R. Ford Award, The Mathematical Association of America
2006 “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
2001-2003 George Polya Lecturer, The Mathematical Association of America
2001 Robert W. Hamilton Book Award for the textbook The Heart of Mathematics
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
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