Edward Burger

Award-Winning Educator, Professor of Mathematics, Williams College

Edward Burger is Professor of Mathematics and Lissack Professor for Social Responsibility and Personal Ethics at Williams College. He is the author of over 30 research articles, 12 books, and 15 video series. Burger was awarded the 2000 Northeastern Section of the MAA Award for Distinguished Teaching and 2001 MAA Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo National Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics. The MAA named him the 2001-2003 Polya Lecturer. He was awarded the 2003 Residence Life Teaching Award from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2004 he was awarded Mathematical Association of America's Chauvenet Prize and in 2006 he was a recipient of the Lester R. Ford Prize. In 2007 and 2008 he received two awards for his video work. In 2007 Williams College awarded him the Nelson Bushnell Prize for Scholarship and Teaching.

Burger is an associate editor of the American Mathematical Monthly and Math Horizons Magazine and serves as a Trustee of the Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2006, Reader's Digest listed Burger in their annual "100 Best of America" as America's Best Math Teacher. In 2010 he was named the winner of the 2010 Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching---the largest and most prestigious prize in higher education teaching and scholarship across all disciplines in the English speaking world. Also in 2010 he appeared on a mathematics segment for NBC-TV on the Today Show and throughout the 2010 Winter Olympic coverage. Most recently The Huffington Post named him one of their 2010 Game Changers; "HuffPost's Game Changers salutes 100 innovators, visionaries, mavericks, and leaders who are reshaping their fields and changing the world."