Top 10 Professors at Louisiana State

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Bad professors are never fun, especially in a class you wanted to take. It’s always best to make sure you’ve heard good things about the professors before you sign up for their class! Here’s Louisiana State University‘s top 10 professors.

1. Christine Barrett

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Rating: 100%

Department: English

Courses Taught:

ENGL4104- Learn More
ENGL2148- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“Dr. Barrett is an AMAZING instructor. She acts out parts of plays and never fails to hold your interest during class. If you go to class and pay attention, it’s an easy A. She also gives a ridiculous amount of opportunity for extra credit. Definitely recommend.”

“There nothing to say about how great Dr. Barrett is that really does her justice. She made studying literature fun in ways that are so passionate. She cares so much about each individual person she teaches.”

“She has to be my favorite teacher of all times. She doesn’t grade easy, but she is extremely helpful, fair, and willing to compromise. You can really tell she cares about her students and their success in her class.”

2. Bill Corbett

Rating: 100%

Department: Law

Courses Taught:

LAW5003- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“Professor Corbett was born to teach. He is very engaging, so it is easy to pay attention. He spells it all out. Nothing he says is unimportant, so take careful notes and ask questions if you don’t understand something.”

“I absolutely loved going to Corbett’s torts class everyday. He tells great stories that make the class entertaining.”

“Corbett is an ex high school teacher, he teaches very effectively. However, his exams are hard. 1Ls will write the whole 4 hours on this final, but you will learn.”

3. Joseph Grenier

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Rating: 100%

Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught:

MATH1552- Learn More
MATH1550- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“Grenier is not only one of the best teachers I’ve had at LSU, but one of the best teachers I’ve ever had in my entire life. His passion for both his students and the subject is inspiring.”

“Mr. Grenier is an awesome professor. He makes math easy to learn, and is always available during office hours. He’s not intimidating, so its easy to ask questions. You do however need to be in class.”

“Prof. Grenier is incredible. He explains everything very well and usually stays after class if you need extra help. He gives quizzes a lot so study every night because they can really help your grade.”

4. Maggie Zhao

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Rating: 100%

Department: Geology

Courses Taught:

GEOL3011- Learn More
GEOL3301- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“Boring materials but she made it interesting. Always willing to help and very knowledgeable with an incredible memory.”

“As far as the class goes, there’s only one way to get a good grade — study study study; memorize memorize memorize. She’s great!”

“She knows what she’s doing, explains everything clearly and she likes to laugh and have fun, which makes this boring material interesting.”

5. Michael Barton

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Rating: 100%

Department: Sociology

Courses Taught:

SOCL4461- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“Professor Barton is the best teacher I’ve had yet. He makes class interesting and is passionate about the material. His tests can be challenging at times, but if you go to class, take notes, and study, you’ll be fine.”

“He is really nice and always willing to help. Attending class is a must, because he gives in class assignments that are really easy and will improve your grade. There is some opportunity for extra credit.”

“Dr. Barton is wonderful! He’s very understanding and super helpful! He’s very down to earth and just such a great guy! He’s always willing to help and his class is easy if you do all the assignments and go to class.”

6. Rebekah Whitaker

Rating: 100%

Department: Communications

Courses Taught:

CMST2064- Learn More
CMST2060- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“One of the best professors I’ve had, super sweet. Attendance is mandatory but you will want to show up. Doesn’t lecture, but calls it “lecture-ish” and does more in class group activities.”

“Professor Whitaker is definitely one of the best professors I’ve had at LSU. She gives many opportunities to do well in the class and cares about the well-being of her students. She respects her students and does her best to make things as enjoyable as a class can be.”

“Easily, one of my favorite professors here at LSU. She is very a positive person. Gives clear expectations. Easy to earn an A if you simply put forth the effort. Attendance isn’t mandatory, but you should go-lots of points come from in-class work.”

7. Sanela Osmanovic

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Rating: 100%

Department: Communications

Courses Taught:

CMST2010- Learn More
CMST2060- Learn More
CMST2064- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“Ellie is one of my all time favorite teachers. You can tell how much she cares about her students and that made it easy to come to class. This particular class is entirely group work, but it wasnt difficult.”

“I adored this class and this instructor. Extremely clear, funny, kind, and intelligent. I learned a great deal, and the information is useful to anyone in any major. Couldn’t have been a better experience!”

“Ellie is really sweet! I took this course as my last Gen Ed as a graduating senior, and it is everything I could have hoped for. She’s straightforward with her expectations and an A should not be a problem.”

8. Austin Scirratt

Austin Scirratt

Rating: 100%

Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught:

MATH1434- Learn More
MATH1552- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“The most incredible teacher I have ever had. He really cares about his students. When it comes to teaching he cuts right to the chase no fluff or bs about anything that doesn’t matter.”

“The most amazing teacher I have ever had, not only in math, but any class. He takes time with each student and is so incredibly helpful and patient.”

“Austin is far and away the best professor I have had at the collegiate level. He is incredibly caring on an individual level to his students, takes the time to ensure they are on the same page, great speaker and makes the material easy to comprehend.”

9. Matthew Tougas

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Rating: 100%

Department: English

Courses Taught:

ENGL2300- Learn More
ENGL1001- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“Matthew was my favorite professor that I’ve taken so far at LSU. He’s very liberal and easy going with his own teaching style. Essays are pretty easy and not super long. He takes attendance every class but the lectures are interesting and enjoyable.”

“Matthew is an amazing English teacher. He has his own style when it comes to teaching. He brings up interesting topics and we have many open discussions during class that are very insightful.”

“He has you gear your papers towards your interests so they’re easier to write about. A few assigned readings about paper writing. Always in his office if you need classification on something. 10/10 would take again.”

10. Suzanne Booth

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Rating: 100%

Department: Psychology

Courses Taught:

PSYCH101- Learn More
PSYCH2040- Learn More

Student Reviews:

“Mrs. Booth is the sweetest teacher I’v ever taken. Her class is very enjoyable and interesting. She shows a lot of cool videos relavent to the lecture. Test are multiple choice/fill in the blank are are straight from her powerpoints/book.”

“Has to be one of my favorite teachers this year. She is very helpful and engaging in class lectures. Gives great examples that you will for sure remember on the test.”

“She is a really enthusiastic teacher, not the class for people who are shy. she loves having people interact with other people. Going to class ins’t mandatory but it’s really helpful.”

Notable Research per Faculty at LSU

1. Christopher Austin

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Faculty: Department of Biology

Professor Austin is a biology professor at LSU interested in herpetology and molecular genetics. His research revolves around using molecular genetics to uncover information about population genetics and ecology of animals. He wants to find out more about historical, scientific connections and relationships.

2. James Cronin

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Faculty: Department of Biology

James Cronin is a professor in the Department of Biology at LSU. He is interested in ecology and plant evolution and interactions. Currently, he is researching among multiple topics, including plant invasions, predator pray cycles, and population dynamics.

3. Evgueni Nesterov

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Faculty: Department of Chemistry

Professor Nesterov is in the Department of Chemistry, and he teaches Organic Chemistry. He is interested in the development and function of organic materials and their use among everyday life. His research delves into the use of light in organic materials, like in photonics and sensors.

4. David Spivak

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Faculty: Department of Chemistry

David Spivak teaches Organic, Polymer and Bioanalytic Chemistry at LSU. He is performing research on organic polymers to allow them to be used as biomedical tools, sensor technology, and more. He is studying molecular imprinting in 3D and 2D polymers.

5. John Larkin

John C. Larkin

Faculty: Department of Biology

Professor Larkin teaches in the Department of Biology at LSU. His research lab studies cell division and cell development by using the leaf hairs of Arabidopsis thaliana. Him and his team want to understand the cell cycle better, and connect it to the cause of rapid cell division during cancer.

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