Having a dream as a child is what leads us to choose the path we will follow in our future but sometimes that path to our goals can be difficult and makes us doubt our decisions. A good idea to solve this and to keep our minds in the right path is wise to find a guide, and who better guide for the future we want that a professor who has been in the same position not too long ago. They are in their actual position because they failed and tried again. So that’s why, for all the advices and lives they change that here is the Top 10 Professors at the Indiana University – Purdue that will help you keep your priorities in order and reach your goals.
1) Michael Yard
=Rating: 96%Department: Biology.Courses Taught by Michael YardBIO261 – Learn MoreBIO216 – Learn MoreBIO217 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Michael Yard“My absolute favorite professor and class. He made anatomy fun and super interesting. He cares about everyone, and will do anything to help you. One of the only science lectures I actually liked going to. He talks about crazy stories and always has everyone’s attention. Dr. Yard puts things in the grade book super fast and offers great extra credit”“Professor Yard is the best professor I have yet to run into at IUPUI. You can tell he generally cares about his students. Literally will stop during lectures to say this will be on the test. He also offers trips to the cadaver lab, extra credit, and opportunities to accompany him on autopsies. I would recommend his Anatomy class to anyone.”“He is an all around amazing professor. He will make you work for your grade, but he will reward your hard work. It the best class I have ever taken. He is inspirational and makes the lectures fun, don’t skip class because of Kalturas. Go to mentoring and relisten to Kalturas, do your condensed notes and lab books. If you try you will have no probs.”
2) Christopher Dona
Rating: 96%Department: Mathematics.Courses Taught by Christopher DonaMATH118 – Learn MoreMATH153 – Learn MoreMATH119 – Learn MoreMATH111 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Christopher Dona“The guy is hilarious, and understands that math is hard for some people. He tells jokes and puns that make it easier to remember things.”“By far the best math professor I have had. One of the easiest classes I have taken, and not because it is an easy subject, but because of how Professor Dona chooses to teach it. He incorporates teachings that are fun and very informative. Throughout the whole class, I never found one thing hard about this class. He tells you how to study for tests.”“Christopher Dona is a great instructor gives out many opportunities to get extra points in his class. He is also very helpful and makes sure we know and have the resources to pass his class. Overall, the class is well organized and structured. Definitely recommend taking his class.”
3) David E. Steele
Rating: 96%Department: Business.Courses Taught by David E. SteeleBUS105 – Learn MoreBUS100 – Learn MoreBUS311 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of David E. Steele“Professor Steele is the by far the best professor I have had in the Kelley School. He doesn’t teach to the text book; he teaches you things that will make you a better business professional and relates that to the generic text book readings. Take initiative, stay engaged, and you will learn a ton! Don’t be afraid to ask questions and be honest!”“Professor Steele is the best professor and mentor I have ever had. He is well respected, caring, knowledgeable, and great lecturer. He was intimidating at first, but he should be. Be active in class and talk to him, he will invest in you to make you the best you can be! Travel with him as well, to both NYC and London. He is so very insightful.”“Professor Steele is one of the best professors at Kelley hands down. He’s a practitioner, not an academic, and it shows in how he runs his class. His experience as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and venture capitalist create a wealth of knowledge for him to pull from. He’s the closest thing to “the real world” as you’re gonna find at Kelley.”
4) Kathleen Marrs
Rating: 94%Department: Biology.Courses Taught by Kathleen MarrsBIO100 – Learn MoreBIO101 – Learn MoreBIO102 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Kathleen Marrs“Great professor! She was so helpful when it came to feedback for tests and material. She usually gives back points on tests. Lab and recitation attendance was mandatory while the lecture was not, but they still used Tophat as an attendance tool. Great overall!”“Shes a gem. So so so sweet. The class is hard but it is supposed to be, and she makes us practice exams and makes power points over what we got wrong on the test and how to fix it for the future.”“Very interesting lectures and easy to understand. That’s all I could ask for.”
5) Joan Rainey
Rating: 94%Department: Mathematics.Courses Taught by Joan RaineyMATH118 – Learn MoreMATH119 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Joan Rainey“Amazing teacher and you will get a good grade or you didn’t even show up and try.”“Rainey will do what she can to help her students succeed. Try your hardest and this class will be easy. There is a take home quiz to do over the weekend and turn in on Monday.”“Really not a single problem, just turn in the quizzes and print the notes and you will pass. Be prepared for really corny jokes that you laugh at bc she laughs at her own jokes. Very fun prof.”
6) Maan Omran
Rating: 92%Department: Mathematics.Courses Taught by Maan OmranMATH111 – Learn MoreMATH118 – Learn MoreMATH119 – Learn MoreMATH153 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Maan Omran“Maan Omran is one of the finest professors I have ever encountered. Twenty-four years after taking his Finite Mathematics class, I still remember his name, his teaching style, and, more importantly, how much I really enjoyed learning math while in his class. His teaching style is very much “Festina Lente” (make haste, slowly).”“He is awesome. I had an A- and he even boosted my grade to an A. He is very helpful if you don’t understand things and is also hilarious.”“He always extends assignments to help give the students as many chances as possible to pass and he goes over examples that will be on the test. He is also very funny!”
7) Jeffrey Watt
Rating: 90%Department: Mathematics.Courses Taught by Jeffrey WattMATH163 – Learn MoreMATH164 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Jeffrey Watt“I love Dr. Watt! I thought he made his classes difficult enough for students to learn yet easy enough for students to pass by giving lots of points for homework/quizzes/and by giving lots of tests. Tests get curved and he even gave some quiz points for attendance some days! His student do way better on the final than any other prof!.”“This guy is amazing. The workload in this class is much larger, it’s the only one that comes w/ a recitation but man oh man is he worth it. He makes some of the tougher ideas seem perfectly manageable. I’m taking him again for 166.”“He is a great Calc 16500 prof and makes you earn your grades.”
8) Kevin Robbins
Rating: 90%Department: History.Courses Taught by Kevin RobbinsHIS113 – Learn MoreHIS114 – Learn MoreHIS355 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Kevin Robbins“Awesome teacher, a lot of reading but nothing too heavy, allows rewrites on papers.”“Best professor I have ever had. He is a tough grader and there is a lot of reading, but the content and the conversation is worth it. He inspires me to be a better human and works to give us the best education we can have. The conversations could last hours. Easily one of the most inspirational men I have met and hope I can study more with him.”“Dr. Robbins is the best professor I’ve ever had. It was a challenging and rewarding class. Professors like these are why I came to a university.”
9) Andy Baker
Rating: 90%Department: Geography.Courses Taught by Andy BakerGEOG107 – Learn MoreGEOG108 – Learn MoreGEOG110 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Andy Baker“One of the best instructors I’ve had at IUPUI. Lectures are always to the point and easy to follow. His quiz questions are always very straightforward, as are his assignment instructions. Even when teaching an online class, he had a lot of personality in his lectures. My only complaint was that he was sometimes distrusting to students in his tone.”“Professor Baker is by far my favorite professor! He makes everything super clear, answers questions, responds quickly, and makes everything fair. His online class could be a lot of work at times, but as long as you took notes for the weekly quizzes (on Sundays) it wasn’t bad. Would definitely recommend him to anyone!”“He is the greatest. Never takes attendance, yet I came everyday. How can he know so much about the world? He answers emails like none other and is so pro-student. By far my favorite prof at IUPUI.”
10) Shahrokh Towfighi
Rating: 90%Department: Economics.Courses Taught by Shahrokh TowfighiECON201 – Learn MoreECON270 – Learn MoreStudent Reviews of Shahrokh Towfighi“Best econ professor ever.”“He was a great professor to have for Econometrics! I took this class the semester after I completed his E270 course. He is very willing to help you understand the content outside of his class. You need to do the homework to do well on the tests. Tests weren’t too difficult, and he gives extra time to complete them. I would really recommend.”“AWESOME PROF, one of my favorites to IUPUI. Literally just show up to class, pay attention to his semi boring lectures – he makes them funny because he wants you to learn and pay attention. If you don’t show up, you’ll do bad on hw and there isn’t many grades in the class.”
Notable Research Projects per Faculty at IUPUI
1) Research Project by Lin Zhu
Faculty: Chemistry at IUPUIProfessors Zhu’s research interests in the chemical field are about development and evaluation of online version of Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) program. He is also the author of publications about principles of chemistry, general chemistry and biological and organic chemistry.
2) Research Project by John McCormick
Faculty: Political Science at IUPUIProfessor McCormick’s research interests in his expertise field lie mostly in the environmental policy, politics and policies of the European Union, and comparative politics, making most of his works and publications about the politics and policies of the European Union. Also, he was the organizer and founder of the annual Midwest Model European Union (1993-2012).
3) Research Project by Keith Anliker
Faculty: Chemistry at IUPUIProfessors Anliker’s areas of interest, expertise and research are chemical education and public outreach. He seeks to develop and implement methods for improving performance in introductory chemistry, evaluate emerging technologies for their use in the classroom and for distance education, develop demonstrations of chemical phenomena, and design and test experiments for the undergraduate laboratory curriculum. Also, he is interested in improving strategies for training and coordination of teaching assistants.
4) Research Project by Matthew Condon
Faculty: Religious Studies at IUPUIProfessor Condon’s studies and research interests are about religion and violence, religious identity and ethics, religion and literature, and modern religious thought. He takes very serious his investigations about violence and religion and its implications. Also, he serves in the teaching and advising committee in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
5) Research Project by Kathryn C. Glidden
Faculty: Anthropology at IUPUIProfessor Glidden’s research interests in the anthropology field are about historical archaeology, bioarchaeology, osteology, and archaeological and physical anthropology laboratory methods. She also makes studies in human origins and prehistory, which she teaches at IUPUI.