Thinkwell Author Edward Burger Receives the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
AUSTIN, Texas - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Baylor University has named Dr. Edward Burger the 2010 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The award includes a $200,000 award, plus $25,000 for his home department at Williams College in Massachusetts, where Dr. Burger is the Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Gaudino Scholar. Dr. Burger will teach in residence at Baylor during fall 2010.
Thinkwell's CEO Carl Tyson said, "The Cherry Award stands alone as the premier vehicle of national recognition for teaching excellence, and is the richest award of its type. It is truly fitting that Ed Burger has been chosen for this honor as he exemplifies the spirit of the award in so many creative ways. Ed simply is a force of nature, with a love for his discipline and a tremendous gift to communicate and share the beauty of mathematics. Countless students, colleagues, and audiences have benefited from his hard work, insight, and enthusiasm."
Dr. Burger earned his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin, having graduated summa cum laude with distinction in mathematics from Connecticut College. Prof. Burger has won many other awards, including the 2001 Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics, the 2004 Chauvenet Prize, and the 2006 Lester R. Ford Award, all from the Mathematical Association of America.
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