RME is pleased to announce that we have confirmed Dr. Edward B. Burger as our keynote speaker for the 2017 Research-to-Practice Conference, Conceptual Understanding in the Mathematics Classroom: Why it Matters.
Dr. Edward Burger is President of Southwestern University as well as an educational and business consultant on thinking, innovation, and creativity. He has delivered over 700 addresses worldwide at venues including The Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft Corporation, The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Department of the Interior, The New York Public Library, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 70 research articles, books, and video series (starring in over 4,000 online videos). 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 winner of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching – the largest prize in higher education teaching across all disciplines in the English speaking world. Also in 2010, he starred in a mathematics segment for NBC-TV on the Today Show; that appearance earned him a 2010 Telly Award. The Huffington Post named his 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.” In 2012, Microsoft Worldwide Education selected him as one of their “Global Heroes in Education.” In 2013, Burger was inducted as an inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In 2014, Burger was elected to The Philosophical Society of Texas. Today he has a weekly, lively program on higher education and thinking produced by NPR’s Austin affiliate KUT. The series is aptly called Higher ED, and the episodes are available at kut.org/topic/higher-ed/ or iTunes.