Joining us in this episode is Edward Burger, President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Dr. Burger joined us for a podcast, prior to becoming a University president, in September of 2012 to talk about his book “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.” In February of 2013 he became the 15th president of Southwestern University. Prior to his current position, he was the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, where he served from 1990 to 2013, as well as the former vice-provost at Baylor University.
A New York native, President Burger graduated summa cum laude in mathematics from Connecticut College and earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
President Burger is a prolific author and noted scholar, having authored or co-authored more than 35 research articles, as well as 12 books. His most recent book, which he co-authored with Michael Starbird, is “The 5 Elements of Critical Thinking,” the focus of a Join the Conversation podcast in September 2012.