Top 10 Professors at Emerson College

Knowing ahead of time if you will get along with your professors can be really helpful when going to college. The classes are hard enough and if your professor is tough and unapproachable it will make it harder for you to enjoy the class.

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Here is a list of Top 10 Professors at Emerson College that will help you decide which classes you should be taking.

1. Tom Kingdon 

Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Department: Visual and Media Arts

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews

“Tom is a gem at Emerson College. I learned to be a better director from him, absolutely. His feedback and attention to detail are much appreciated. The top of the top.”

“I did not even consider directing until I took his class!! Now I am working full time in Hollywood thank to this amazing professor who saw the hidden talent in me and yanked it out!!”

“Extremely knowledgeable, has tons of experience in the field, and is quite possibly the most helpful and friendly man in the VMA department. He demands professionalism and quality, but in the end, you’ll only thank him for it.”

2. Colleen Poplin

Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Department: Visual and Media Arts

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews:

“This was an 8 A.M. class for History of Media Arts. That sounds like it should be terrible, but this was an extremely enjoyable class. To pass, all you have to do is pay attention and write two semi-lengthy papers. The papers were definitely the most challenging part, but this was a solid class.”

“Colleen is a great professor. She gets pretty excited about what she is talking about, which tends to make the hour and forty-five minutes go by pretty quick. Her tests are mostly a non-multiple choice, but they are fairly easy as long as you look at her PowerPoints. Would definitely recommend her.”

“Colleen is the best! Her class is extremely easy, but if you pay attention you’ll learn so much from her, and she really has an interesting perspective on almost everything she talks about. We had an 8 A.M. class, and yet she still managed to make it my favorite of the week.”

3. Angela Anderson-Connolly

Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0
Department: Journalism

Courses Taught:
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Student Reviews:

“One of the best professors I’ve had at Emerson! Angela was such a caring professor who really wants to see you succeed. Her feedback was really helpful. I learned a lot about beat reporting, and this class really transformed my view of journalism.”

“I had Angela my first semester for foundations. She is experienced, gives good feedback, and everything she does, she does to make you better. Would take her class again!”

4. Adele Lee

Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
Department: WLP

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews:

“Adele is honestly an angel. She’s so kind and actually treats her students like human beings, you can learn a lot from her classes if you care to put the effort in.”

“She’s a beautiful person inside and out. If you get blessed with her, please do yourself a favor and value every second you have her as a professor.”

5. Scott Pinkney

Rating: 4.7 out of 5.0
Department: Performing Arts

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews:

“Scott is the single greatest professor you will encounter at Emerson. His experience in lighting is amazing, and skill in teaching matches. If you’re a VMA or a DT this is THE class to take.”

6. William Orem

Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
Department: Writing

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews:

“Truly one of the best professors I’ve ever had. Cares deeply about not only the material but with the student’s grasp of it, and is really knowledgeable on the subject.”

“He really cares about teaching. He will make you work for the grade, but you will gain a lot of literary insight from his class. Don’t take him if you’re looking to slack, take him if your willing to learn.”

“I’ve taken two classes with him and hope to take more. He demands a lot of his students but makes you want to live up to his expectations. He offers great advice for both fiction and drama writing. He helps you identify very specific problem areas in your work and gives you ideas on how to work on them.”

7. Brenna McCormick

Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
Department: Marketing Department

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews:

“Great professor to have, really provides you with connections that can help you in the professional world. Loved having her and can’t wait to have her again!”

8. Stanley Miller

Rating: 4.8 out of 5.0
Department: Business

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews:

“The best professor I’ve ever had! Clear, practice-oriented, and always available for after-class extra explanations. Very enjoyable classes. Not to mention his bagels and coffee for us”

“By far one of the best professors at Emerson. Extremely helpful – he will go out of his way to make sure you understand the material. He’s a really chill guy too(yes, he brings candy to class) and he treats you like your his colleague. He understands the material can be hard at times, so he has no problem going over things again if he has to.”

9. Nancy Vincent

Rating: 4.7 out of 5.0
Department: Comm Sci and Disorders

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews:

“In two years at Emerson, and a class not in my major, Nancy was the best teacher I’ve had at Emerson yet. She taught me more sign language in a semester than I learned of Spanish over the course of 4 years. She is absolutely amazing at picking up on when you’re having an issue and helping you out. Just be sure to keep up with the workbook!”

“Nancy is one of the most enthusiastic women I’ve ever met, and it shows. It’s kind of infectious and you never feel stupid learning the signs. Just make sure you *read the book* and participate a lot and you’ll do fine. Word of advice – plan your field trip/deaf event paper way in advance.”

10. Eileen McBride

Rating: 4.1 out of 5.0
Department: Dance

Courses Taught:

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Student Reviews:
“I loved Eileen so much, she is an absolute treasure and I would definitely take every class possible with her. She knows what she’s talking about and respects the students. She’s a fair grader and notices if you put in work. You can probably live without the textbook since she just goes over it again in class.”

“I just can’t get over how sweet Eileen is. She’s a great professor and lets people be as involved as they please. You don’t need to read the book if you pay attention to her lectures, which really aren’t bad at all. The tests are a little hard, but she thanks you and tells you “great job!” when you hand them in. SHE’S JUST SO SWEET.”

College professors will make or break your grades so make sure you research who you have so you know whether or not they will be fair graders. Emerson is full of amazing professors and this list is not even half of them!

Notable Projects at Emerson College

1. Training Transformational Teachers Program

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Melissa Daley is a Communication Studies faculty member at Emerson College who participated in the Training Transformational Teachers program to come up with different strategies to connect with new age learners.

2. New Right, New Racism

Ansell’s Book: New Right, New Racism 

Amy Ansell is a professor and Dean of Liberal Arts at Emerson College. She wrote a book called New Right, New Racism: Race and Reaction in the United States and Britain that won the Choice Magazine for an outstanding academic book. She also won the Myers Center award.

3. Second Sight

Aaron’s poem: Second Sight 

Jonathan Aaron is a professor at Emerson College in the department of writing, literature, and publishing. He has written poetry including Second Sight, Corridor, and Journey to the Lost City that he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.

4. Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind

Robb Eason is apart of the senior affiliated faculty for the Institute for liberal arts and interdisciplinary studies. His research interests include Epistemology and the Philosophy of Mind.

5. Contemporary Art

An example of Contemporary Art

Samuel Adams is apart of the department of visual and media arts. He is an art historian and curator specializing in contemporary art.

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Top 10 Professors at Yale University

There are few schools that come to mind quicker than Yale when you think of the top academic institutions in the country. This is thanks in large part to some pretty great professors who choose to teach at Yale. Here are ten of the best ones:

1. Giuseppe Mazzotta

Professor of Italian

Rating: 5.0
Department: Italian

Courses Taught by Professor Mazzotta:

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Student Reviews of Professor Mazzotta:

“Dante is the best class ever. I was blown away every lecture.”

“The best professor at Yale.”

“One of the most interesting classes ever.”

2. Silas Gray

Professor of Psychology

Rating: 5.0
Department: Psychology

Courses Taught by Professor Gray

PSY315 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Gray

“Incisive, clinical, pragmatic and surprisingly in touch with the future of psychiatric medicine.”

“The most relevant lectures I’ve had in three years at Yale. Offers the theory of a lifelong academic tempered by the feedback of a seasoned clinician. Great sense of humor and enormously engaging, but don’t be fooled because he expects a LOT from students. Not a coasting class.”

“Easily one of my top 5 professors ever. Remarkably intelligent without pretense, and the most listenable accent ever. Lectures are relevant and engaging. Five stars x 100.”

3. Karsten Harries

Professor of Philosophy

Rating: 5.0
Department: Philosophy

Courses Taught by Professor Harries

PHIL331 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Harries

“Lecture clarity and prep impeccable… presumably due to years of refining. Best professor ever regarding desire/ability to connect ideas from lecture to lecture across the entire term. Only caveat – difficult to get out from under the influence of his interpretations.”

“Professor Harries is a wonder professor and individual. Of all the professors I had at Yale, he influenced me the most.”

“A great mind in phil of architecture & aesthetics, his courses were required for arch. students for decades. Not in mainstream philosophy, but one of the most interesting minds at Yale.”

4) Ruth Koizim

Professor of Languages

Rating: 5.0
Department: Languages

Courses Taught by Professor Koizim

FREN130 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Koizim

“She is an awesome prof, hands down! Made me love French again.”


“I was forced to meet this language req and totally unenthused about it…but Ruth Koizim made it worth it. When a professor can make a subject you dread actually exciting, they are excellent.”

5) Lillian Guerra

Professor of History

Rating: 5.0
Department: History

Courses Taught by Professor Guerra

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Student Reviews of Professor Guerra

“One of the best professors I’ve ever had. An incredible mind, a wonderful teaching style, and a deep commitment to her field.”

“Great teacher.”

“Awesome lectures. Lots of work. Totally worth it.”

6) Dan Esty

Professor of Law

Rating: 5.0
Department: Law

Courses Taught by Professor Esty

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Student Reviews of Professor Esty

“Goes through a broad range of environmental law with impressive speed and depth. Able to provide examples from own experiences. Engaging and nowhere near as dull as it sounds. Professor is talented public speaker and encourage participation.”

“Great professor, knows a lot about the subject matter and is able to provide examples from personal experience. Doesn’t use PowerPoint at all, but is an excellent speaker. Encourages class participation and dissent. Class could not be more relevant to modern environmental and sustainability challenges.”

“I loved this class!”

7) Marta Wells

Professor of Biology

Rating: 5.0
Department: Biology

Courses Taught by Professor Wells

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Student Reviews of Professor Wells

“Marta was my favorite professor in college. I had her for Diversity of Life and Entomology and she was an excellent, caring prof in both.”

“I love Marta Wells!!!”

“Marta is a great teacher. She is easy to understand. Animal Behavior is a great group four for non-majors who enjoy biology.”

8) Michael Trask

Professor of English

Rating: 5.0
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor Trask

ENGL127 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Trask

“Mr. Trask is a wonderful, interesting professor. He has a unique way of approaching texts, and I will never forget him. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn.”

“One of the best classes I’ve had at Yale – Trask is amazing!”

“What a kind, intelligent, down-to-earth professor. His class introduced me to some of my favorite books and authors of all time.”

9) Roxanna Curto

Professor of French

Rating: 5.0
Department: French

Courses Taught by Professor Curto

FREN115 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Curto

“I really like her, she’s cool.”

“She’s so smart and just so fun to have in class. I wish I could take one of her classes every semester!”

“What a wonderful teacher!”

10) Jack Vees

Professor of Music

Rating: 5.0
Department: Music

Courses Taught by Professor Vees

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Student Reviews of Professor Vees

“I showed up to class twice the whole semester and got an A. Easiest class ever.”

“Jack is the man!”

“He rocks, and is all-know of all things that rock. And he’s a huge Yes fan. What’s not to love about this man?”

Notable Research Projects per Faculty at Yale

1. Keeping Vitamins by Andrew Goodman

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Faculty: Medicine

Andrew Goodman’s research has found that people might have been losing more vitamins than they should have been. His research uncovered proteins that are robbing vitamins from people. They are known as microbiota proteins.

2) The Risk of Vaping by Roy Herbst

A vape pen.

Faculty: Medicine

Vaping has become a popular practice among the young populations of the United States. However, Herbst’s research shows that the youths do not know that there are health risks associated. They could actually be vaping with nicotine.

3) Particle Detectors by Bonnie Fleming

The high bay space and clean room facilities at Yale's Wright Laboratory.

Faculty: Physics

Research is being started on the role neutrinos play in the universe. Fleming’s research is a precursor to this major undertaking, though. She is currently constructing particle detector assemblies in Yale laboratories.

4) Making Robots by Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio

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Faculty: Mechanical Engineering

Robotics is becoming a major science in the world. But Kramer’s research has taken a whole new approach to developing new robots. She is turning everyday objects into robots, like stuffed horses, for example.

5) Proteins and Stress by Wendy Gilbert

A model of the protein Lso2/CCDC124.

Faculty: Biophysics

The Lso2 protein is the one currently being researched by Gilbert. She has found that it is a crucial part of the body’s functions. She also found that its operation can be disrupted when a person experiences copious amounts of stress.

All of these research projects make it even more obvious that Yale deserves its prestigious reputation.

Top 10 Professors at the University of San Diego

If you had to ask an average American what city they’d consider the closest to paradise, they would probably pick San Diego. It also doesn’t hurt to have an amazing academic institution in the city.

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Here are the ten best professors at the University of San Diego:

1. Tara Maciel

Professor of Accounting

Rating: 5.0
Department: Accounting

Courses Taught by Professor Maciel:

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Student Reviews of Professor Maciel:

“Absolute number 1 teacher on campus! Absolutely inspiring shows you the real beauty accounting can be. Best teaching methods a student can ask for and vet understanding!”

“Loves her students and loves accounting. Her class convinced me to change my major to accountancy. Put in some effort and do the weekly homework, and you can easily get an A. Yes accounting is a hard class in general, but her lectures make everything so clear. For sure would take her again.”

“Tara is a really great professor! Although Accounting is not my favorite subject, she made she everyone was okay before she moved on. Offers some extra credit and will work with you are having trouble. Understands that Accounting is not everyone’s best subject. Planning on taking her for 202!”

2. Marko Svetina

Professor of Finance

Rating: 5.0
Department: Finance

Courses Taught by Professor Svetina

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Student Reviews of Professor Svetina

“Stellar. With his financial modeling course, I got a job in investment banking using a deck we produced in the class. He has high expectations, but always willing to help. Practice working with the models, and you’ll be fine. Every finance student at USD should have Marko at least once.”

“Really good!”

“Best professor ever!”

3. Kathryn Statler

Professor of History

Rating: 5.0
Department: History

Courses Taught by Professor Statler

HIST116 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Statler

“She’s fantastic and one of the best in the History Department, which is saying something because USD has a lot of fantastic history teachers. All three classes that I have taken with her have been my favorite each semester. She is so friendly and accommodating in her office hours. She assigns a lot of reading but it’s interesting and worth it.”

“Truly one of the best professors I have ever had!”

“I hated history classes until I took one with Dr. Statler. She is an amazing professor. Intelligent, kind, thoughtful, and truly cares about her students. Like most classes, you will have to put in an effort to really do well, but with Statler, she makes it fun. One of the best professors USD has.”

4) Zeki Pagda

Rating: 5.0
Department: Management

Courses Taught by Professor Pagda

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Student Reviews of Professor Pagda

“Professor Pagda taught me a lot about ethical decision making, particularly when discussing events from his own life and how he learned from them. He is more than willing to help you and cares a lot about his students. Amazing.”

“I took Professor Pagda’s class last spring and it was one of the best classes I’ve taken at USD. He shows case studies and real-life examples of the topics covered. Quizzes are very straightforward. Final/midterm questions pulled from quizzes. He notices when students put in the effort. He is just a great guy and I would take any class he teaches.”

“Great class. Quizzes for each chapter but he covers the material really well so if you pay attention in class you should do well. Make sure you are up to date with current events so that you can understand his references and have more meaning, but that is only a suggestion. Would definitely take this class again and any other courses he teaches.”

5) Nathan Jones

Professor of Political Science

Rating: 5.0
Department: Political Science

Courses Taught by Professor Jones

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Student Reviews of Professor Jones

“Great class! Dr. Jones is able to make all lectures interesting and I really feel like I learned a lot. The midterm and final were super reasonable as well! I would definitely suggest this class.”

“Dr. Jones is by far my favorite professor I have had at USD so far. He is really understanding of all students and allows students to participate in their own manner. He is definitely the professor to take for IR. Would take him again!”

“Dr. Jones is the best professor that I have ever had. His international politics class has made me entirely reconsider my major. He is a clear, kind, helpful professor who is legitimately interested in what he teaches. He is a really cool guy who wants you to thrive in the classroom.”

6) Karen Chiang

Professor of Chemistry

Rating: 5.0
Department: Chemistry

Courses Taught by Professor Chiang

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Student Reviews of Professor Chiang

“Dr. Chiang is my favorite professor by far. She gets to know each of her students and adjusts her teaching pace when necessary. Her quizzes and tests were easy if you did the homework and a little studying. She is a fair grader and gives extra credit! Highly recommend.”

“Sweetheart! Will go the extra mile to help you. Lots of homework however, it helps you understand the topic. I recommend reading the textbook. Also, attend her office hours if you need help. You grade directly correlates to how much effort you put in.”

“Dr. Chiang is one of the best professors! I chose her 7:45 AM class over other Chemistry professors with later classes – and it was worth it. She’s super nice and knowledgeable about Chemistry.”

7) Laura Birou

Rating: 5.0
Department: Business

Courses Taught by Professor Birou

MSCM551 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Birou

“In today’s immediate reward mentality, Laura is more old-school, but in the most excellent of ways for a student. She is tough as nails, fair, strong-willed and very direct. If you want an easy A, DO NOT choose her as a teacher. If you’re up for a difficult but VERY fulfilling challenge, by all means, she is a great choice. One of my top 3 teachers.”

“Dr. Birou is one of the very best! She is certainly The Master when the subject matter pertains to Supply Chain Management. I have never felt so valued, humbled, challenged or empowered in any forum. If you want to learn, select Dr. Birou.”

“Laura Birou’s reputation proceeded her as a “tough” instructor. And she was. She pushed you to apply every ounce of energy you had. Laura is a very thorough instructor and very dedicated to giving you everything you need in or out of the classroom to be successful.”

8) Saba Oskui

Professor of Design

Rating: 5.0
Department: Design

Courses Taught by Professor Oskui

ARTV401 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Oskui

“This class isn’t difficult, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to put in the effort. USD isn’t known for its art department, and you won’t delve into technique very much, but Professor Oskoui is very helpful and accommodating. She’s a sweetheart who really does want to help and encourage potential art students.”

“Saba is one of the nicest professors you will ever find. She is extremely helpful and never puts anyone’s art down. Definitely take her class!”

“Definitely take her class. She makes it fun and easy with little to no stress about whether your work will be good enough. Finds the best in everyone’s work and never makes anyone feel bad about their work. She can get a little edgy if you come in late or miss class a lot, but she’s still edgy in a nice way.”

9) Maryann Luera

Professor of Art

Rating: 5.0
Department: Art

Courses Taught by Professor Luera

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Student Reviews of Professor Luera

“Professor Luera is AWESOME! She gives great feedback, is willing to demonstrate the techniques, asks you what you think and really tries to help you. Her life drawing class is amazing! I can’t say anything negative about her. She really cares about the students and your success beyond school too.”

“The hands on approach used by the professor helped me develop my skills tremendously. What I liked best about Prof. Luera is that she would sit next to you and demonstrate whatever technique you needed help with and as often as needed.”

“She’s really easy! Explains projects clearly, doesn’t bombard you with work, and is friendly.”

10) Christopher Carter

Professor of Theology

Rating: 5.0
Department: Theology

Courses Taught by Professor Carter

THRS334 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Carter

“Though there are a good amount of papers/assignments, this is one of the best classes I’ve taken. Dr. Carter widened my perspective on many issues, and he really cares about his students. I thought he was a pretty easy and fair grader, and he knows what he’s talking about. He makes class enjoyable, fun, and clear to understand. Great choice!”

“Just take him. One of the best profs at USD.”

“If you have the chance to take any of his classes, do it! One of the most inspiring professors I have had at USD. There was a good amount of reading, but it was all incredibly interesting. It’s definitely a discussion based class, so I suggest doing the readings.”

Notable Research Projects per Faculty at San Diego

1. Floods and the Economy by Kate Ricke


Faculty: Oceanography

Kate Ricke’s study focuses on two crucial aspects of flooding. Her research is based on the economic impact that floods can have. And it is also based on educating consumers on what exactly it is that they are paying for when it comes to the circumstances that lead to mass flooding.

2) Living Materials by Rae Robertson-Anderson

headshot for Rae Robertson-Anderson

Faculty: Physics

Conducting science-based research that is likely entirely out of the grasp of laypeople is Robertson-Anderson. Her goal is to harness molecular particles in a way that will produce living materials. These living materials will be able to anticipate the needs of the programmer.

3) Atmospheric Chemistry by Alexia de Loera

Chemistry major Alexia de Loera, who graduates on Sunday, has co-authored four published papers, done research in France and been doing summer research at USD since she was still in high school.

Faculty: Chemistry

Alexia de Loera’s research has gone deep on a field that is still not very popular in the sciences. Her work is almost completely based on understanding the chemistry of surrounding atmospheres. Her work has been conducted with myriad professors across the University of San Diego’s science faculty.

4) Surface Chemistry by Lauren Benz

Associate Professor of Chemistry Lauren Benz, left, has received the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. She is the fourth USD chemistry professor since 2011 to earn this national award.

Faculty: Chemistry

The subject of Lauren Benz’s research is interesting and challenging, but the products are beneficial for all students at the University of San Diego. She is studying the surface chemistry of some very complex materials. Her research also leads to increased job placement opportunities for students at the University of San Diego.

5) Genes in Lung Cancer by Taylor Cottle and Harry Schmachtenberger

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Faculty: Biochemistry and Mechanical Engineering

The effect of gene expressions in lung cancer could be crucial to understanding how the disease functions. For Cottle and Schmactenberger, their work has been very intricate. But it was also just rewarded with a scholarship named after Barry Goldwater.

On top of all it has to offer, San Diego, also has some fascinating research projects.

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Top 10 Professors at Texas A&M University

One of the top schools in one of the biggest states, Texas A&M has a lot to offer to its wide population of students. They also have a lot to offer for the school’s excellent faculty. Here are the ten best professors at the school:  

1. Amin Davoodi

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Rating: 5.0
Department: Education

Courses Taught by Professor Davoodi:

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Student Reviews of Professor Davoodi:

“Best professor ever, FIVE STAR. I miss his class and his sense of humor. Take him if you have the chance.”

“By far the BEST professor at TAMU. If you get the chance to take him DO IT. I missed turning in my final paper and he took it in late and still gave me an A. Super understandable about everything!! Makes everything easier on you as well (lowered word count on papers and didn’t give any exams).”

“I really liked the class. Professor Amin is great he gives feedback very quickly and is a fair grader. The best thing about him is he’s so friendly.”

2. Jeanette Madkins

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Rating: 5.0
Department: Psychology

Courses Taught by Professor Madkins

PSYC305 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Madkins

“DON’T HESITATE, SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS WHILE THERE’S ROOM. She is an inspirational lecturer and you will learn SO much about yourself in this class. Attending class and reading the text will get you an A! DR. MADKINS IS THE BEST PROF.”

“My favorite professor I have ever taken, she is so genuine, caring and truly loves teaching her class. I loved going to class just to hear her talk, don’t skip she is worth going to. The class was not difficult as long as you pay attention and study. I learned so much and would take her again in any class she ever taught.”

“She makes class really interesting and is overall one of the best professors I’ve had. There’s clicker questions everyday for the comprehension checks and there are random in class assignments. Before each exam, she would give us more comprehension checks and help us with anything that wasn’t clear. She offers extra credit if you do SONA studies.”

3. Aakash Tyagi

Aakash Tyagi?

Rating: 5.0
Department: Computer Science

Courses Taught by Professor Tyagi

CSCE312 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Tyagi

“Tyagi is awesome! He understands the material and is super passionate about it! He makes you really excited to learn every time you come to class. I hope to have him again in the future!”

“This guy definitely cares about your understanding of the material. He turned what was potentially a difficult/not fun course into one of my favorite CSCE courses so far. I would definitely recommend him for any class he teaches.”

“Tyagi is hands down the best professor I’ve had. His class is really hard but if you work hard at it you will succeed. He is extremely caring about his students and will do his best to make sure they understand the material.”

4) John Mason

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Rating: 5.0
Department: Physics

Courses Taught by Professor Mason

PHYS208 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Mason

“Physics 208 is a very difficult class in general, but Dr. Mason makes it as doable as possible. By no means does this mean this class is easy. The key to success in his class is to work at least a few if not more past exams and take advantage of his office hours. He really does care about your success, but you really have to work for it.”

“Dr. Mason made this class that I have been dreading way more manageable than I had hoped! This class is tough but he allows multiple resources to help you prepare for the exams. If you practice the old exams, go to recitation, and go to his reviews then you should do well! I took this class in the summer and there were 3 exams and a final.”

“Dr. Mason is by far the best physics professor I have ever had. I took Physics 218 at College Station over summer session 1, and it was his first time teaching the course. He obviously cares about his students and the class and goes well beyond what is required. He had reviews before every exam, and even came on the weekend before the final.”

5) Altay Dikec

Professor of Marketing

Rating: 5.0
Department: Marketing

Courses Taught by Professor Dikec

MKTG440 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Dikec

“Most genuine and caring professor at A&M!!! Takes time to memorize all students’ names. Online quiz over each chapter. Ample opportunities for extra credit. Semester long group project. Exams are open-book/open-note. Takes attendance and likes class discussion.”

“Super sweet and amazing life story. Open note tests! Lots of quizzes, but manageable!”

“Very caring, dedicated teacher. He constantly asks for and listens to student feedback to improve his teaching. He is really there as a resource for students.”

6) Norma Arizpe

Professor of Modern Languages

Rating: 5.0
Department: Modern Languages

Courses Taught by Professor Arizpe

SPAN318 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Arizpe

“Truly one of the best educators I have ever known. She is so caring and genuinely wants you to improve your Spanish, not just earn a grade. Her classes are not difficult, but very informative. I have been blessed to now have taken two of her classes and I would take 10 more if I could.”

“Amazing prof! This is my third semester with and she is so kind and cares for her students. She actually wants them all to succeed and learn Spanish. To pass, you have to show up to class and show effort. She is very understanding of good reasons for missing class and will do everything in her power to give you extra help outside the classroom.”

“This was the best teacher I’ve had in my entire lifetime. She is so caring and so loving to all her students!!!! If you want to learn Spanish and have a prof who truly cares for her students, TAKE HER. Tests are exactly like lectures in class. I will be taking her for my third semester this fall.”

7) Jeanne Carter

Professor of Education jeanne carter texas a&m

Rating: 5.0
Department: Education

Courses Taught by Professor Carter

RDNG461 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Carter

“You won’t regret taking class from Mrs. Carter. She is super helpful and an amazing instructor!”

“Professor Carter is so amazing!! She is so passionate and it shows in all that she does!! She truly cares about each one of her students and will help you with whatever you need help with. As long as you try your best you will get an A!”

“I LOVE PROFESSOR CARTER!!! She is an amazing professor with so much knowledge to give you. She is funny, sweet, and always willing to talk to you about anything. My favorite prof of my college career hands down. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!”

8) Robert Heffer

Professor of Psychology robert heffer texas a&m

Rating: 5.0
Department: Psychology

Courses Taught by Professor Heffer

PSYC305 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Heffer

“I am currently in his class, but I felt I HAD to come on here to rave about him. He is the definition of a QUALITY person and professor. He makes his lectures fun, offers a bunch of extra credit, and really cares about his students. Very big on respect. Gives example text questions and tells us what we should study specifically. TAKE HIM!”

“LOVE LOVE Dr. Heffer! Such a caring and amazing guy. Attnd. is not mandatory but GO! He is so engaging and hilarious AND the optional bonus clicker questions boot your grade a whole letter grade! Seriously… I slacked so hard and was suppose to barely get a B and I ended with an A.. TAKE THIS CLASS!! tests aren’t that bad just read the chapters.”

“If you’re willing to show up every day for an easy A then this is the class for you! Do the quizzes in the back of the book, read summaries/write vocab for the chapters, and understand the in class notes, and you will get an A. Again, show up every day, he does clicker q for extra credit if you attend, up to 25 bonus pts. This class is amazing.”

9) Amber Schluens

Professor of Education

Rating: 5.0
Department: Education

Courses Taught by Professor Schluens

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Student Reviews of Professor Schluens

“Take Mrs. Schulens class!! You will not regret it. Shes the sweetest lady ever and is so caring! She makes learning fun and doesn’t load you up with a ton of assignments. Shes very understanding and you learn a lot of stuff that’s actually useful in her class!”

“Mrs. Schluens is an amazing professor who truly cares about her students. You will absolutely love this class!”

“Professor Schulens (or Master Master Schulens) is my favorite professor I have had. She is so kind and caring and is always willing to help you with anything. This class is all projects and quizzes with a couple of tests. Attendance is mandatory as a certain amount of unexcused absences will drop you a letter grade. Definitely would take again.”

10) Benjamin Ashburn

Professor of Construction

Rating: 5.0
Department: Construction

Courses Taught by Professor Ashburn

COSC175 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Ashburn

“Professor Ashburn is a great guy. He will take the time to make sure everyone is learning and keeping up. His tests are reasonable and always over what you learn in class. I strongly recommend taking the time to know him and talk to him because he’s one of the best professors I have ever had.”

“Great prof. Super nice guy and he was more than willing to help whenever I needed it. Pay attention to the schedule and note what is due that week as far as homework and assignments go. Study the textbook and online slides for tests. Easily one of my favorite professors.”

“Mr. Ashburn is a super nice guy. He’s always ready to answer questions and help you out. He will have you work out of the book a lot, but he grades very easily. Writing assignments are also graded very easily. The tests are worth a lot less than most other classes, and they aren’t too hard. Go over the PowerPoints and you’ll be good.”

Notable Research Projects per Faculty at Texas A&M

1. Growing Grass by Richard White

speech by Richard White

Faculty: Soil and Crop Sciences

There are many differences between grass and turf. Richard White is aiming to determine which one is more effective and efficient. He’s doing this by carefully monitoring the growth of grass right under his feet.

2) Beef Operations by Reinaldo Cooke

Headshot Reinaldo F. Cooke

Faculty: Animal Sciences

Chances are if you or someone you know is a vegan, you have heard about the questionable beef practices. Reinaldo Cooke’s research centers around making the processes of curating beef a better one. He wants it to be safer, healthier, cleaner, and better for the animals.

3) Heart Health by Cristine Heaps

Cristine Heaps in her lab

Faculty: Biomedical Sciences

Heaps is studying the best ways to prevent and treat heart diseases. Her work is apparently renowned, though. Her research just earned a two million dollar grant.

4) High Tunnels by Richard Edsall

Richard Edsall teaching

Faculty: Agriculture

High tunnel systems in Edsall’s research might not necessarily mean what many would be inclined to think it means. It actually is much more connected to crops. Edsall’s work seeks to uncover the most effective ways of irrigation for crops.

5) Flood Response by Ali Mostafavidarani

engineers at work
Biomedical Engineering

Faculty: Engineering

An aspect of natural disasters that is often overlooked in the hubbub of preventative measures is human response. For flooding, disaster education is simply lacking. Mostafavidarani’s research aims to improve the response by humans to disasters like floods.

Texas A&M has so much more than just a stellar sports program, as evidenced by these research projects.

Top 10 Professors at the University of Buffalo

As one of the most populated states in the country, it makes sense for New York to have a wide range of collegiate options. Many teachers flock to some of the schools in the north of the state, too. Here are the top ten professors at the University of Buffalo, in particular:

1. Mark Marino

Professor of Mathematics

Rating: 5.0
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Marino:

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Student Reviews of Professor Marino:

“He is as great as all of the reviews say. He’s good at explaining and will answer your questions. He’s approachable and will help you do well. Print his notes for class and fill them out, go to his exam reviews and you will ace them. He sometimes sends emails with his dog doing calculus and gives test tips so read them.”

“This man is the best. Once you go Marino, you can’t go back.”

“Marino is a GREAT PROFESSOR!!!. He gives out great note. Goes through every single details. Homework are reasonable. Quiz and test are fair. Overall a great course. If you hate calculus, after taking with him you will love it.”

2. Julie Bowker

Professor of Psychology

Rating: 5.0
Department: Psychology

Courses Taught by Professor Bowker

PSY458 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Bowker

“Dr. Bowker may be the best professor I’ve had at UB. Her teaching style is very clear and well practiced. She takes her time with her lectures, and repeats the important information that will be crucial for your mid-term and final exam. Her sincerity and genuine interest in her subject is contagious and she is just really understanding.”

“Julie Bowker is the best lecturer you can get. She’s so sweet and encourages students to speak up in class. Best of all, her class is an easy A. Just turn up for class and prepare for her essay exams (which are actually way easier than it sounds). I managed to gain a lot of knowledge and insight on adolescence development through her course.”

“One of the best. Really nice professor who cares. Makes sure we understand and acquire the knowledge by repeating important points. Essay based exams which are manageable to do well in if you listen in class. Extra credit assignments takes longer than usual to complete but worth quite a bit and can help your grade tremendously. Highly recommended.”

3. David Schmid

Professor of English

Rating: 5.0
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor Schmid

ENG261 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Schmid

“Dr. Schmid is well versed in his subject area and always willing to work with students to ensure they do well, if they put forth the effort on assignments. One of the fasted editors I have ever had edit my work and the feedback is useful in perfecting and improving upon your writing skills. UB is lucky to have him.”

“I took his class “Watching Television” for the mandatory seminar credit this past fall and it was my best class experience that semester. We had to submit two reflections a week based off what we watched so the work load wasn’t bad. Participate and it will be a fun and easy class.”

“Honestly the best professor at UB. Looked forward to every class. Must take professor.”

4) Tracy Wienckowski

Professor of Mathematics

Rating: 5.0
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Wienckowski

MTH122 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Wienckowski

“She’s an awesome teacher. Provides everything you will need to know for exams, her tests are not overly difficult, and there is very little work outside of the classroom. And she drops your worst exam, so you don’t need to take the final. GO TO CLASS – she does tons of examples in class, exactly like the ones on the exam.”

“Tracy is an amazing teacher as long as you go to her lecture and finish her review sheet I did fine without any outside work. She also is never hesitant to give you help at her office hours.”

“Amazing teacher! I never understood math at all before her, but she made everything so simple. She kept class interesting. I would definately recommend to anyone like me who was never interested in math because she makes it easier to get through.”

5) Gerald Lemoine, Jr.

Professor of Management

Rating: 5.0
Department: Management

Courses Taught by Professor Lemoine

MGB301 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Lemoine

“Probably the best professor I have ever had. He makes class interesting. I’ve gotten so wrapped up in his lecturing that I forget to take notes (but it’s okay because he posts the PowerPoint anyway). And the content of the lecture is always spot on, like he makes it MAKE SENSE. And it’s memorable. He’s a great help outside of class too.”

“One of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Makes you learn all the material without realizing you’re learning it through funny stories and class activities. Lectures are a must as class activities count for grade but they are always entertaining.”

“Great teacher. One of the most engaging classes I’ve ever had in college. Clear with what material will be on tests (three and a final – one of the three gets dropped), what he wants from the group project, and his expectations of you as a student. A LOT of extra credit opportunities. TAKE HIM IF YOU CAN!”

6) Rebecca Metcalf

Professor of Mathematics

Rating: 5.0
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Metcalf

ULC148 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Metcalf

“She’s the best! Very helpful and caring for her students.”

“Great teacher. I never understand math until I took her course. She definitely wants to see her students succeed. If you have ever struggled with math in high school and have to take a class here, try her 147 or 148 classes.”

“The best math teacher ever! She is very helpful and reminded me of a high school teacher, she is concerned w/ class and we even had activities were we used candy!”

7) Theodore Lee

Professor of English

Rating: 5.0
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor Lee

ESL408 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Lee

“One of the coolest teachers. I used to honestly look forward to his class.”

“I love his class, more like looking forward to attend every day.”

“Young guy so he understands your situation. Highly Recommended but only if you want to give some participation. Very friendly and helps you a lot in and out of class and not so strict.”

8) Edward Kasprzak

Professor of Engineering

Rating: 5.0
Department: Engineering

Courses Taught by Professor Kasprzak

MAE454 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Kasprzak

“Best professor in history of engineering.”

“Wonderful professor. If you want to learn well and understand a subject. Take this class because Pro. K is an amazing guy. He shows a lot of interest in help student understand the work and his tests are VERY VERY reasonable especially if you do the homework. My appreciation for a good learning experience goes to this guy. Thank you Pro. K.”

“If you have a chance to take a class with Dr. Kasprzak, you better take it. Best teacher I’ve had by far. Extremely clear and concise and a lot of fun in class. But also expects you to know the material. Great Guy. Very knowledgeable.”

9) John Burdick

Professor of American Studies

Rating: 5.0
Department: American Studies

Courses Taught by Professor Burdick

AMS295 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Burdick

“Nice professor, class was easy and very interesting. If you go to class and turn everything in, no reason you shouldn’t get an A.”

“Two papers and easy quizzes on the readings almost every class. Just read before you come and pay attention and you will be golden.”

“This class was awesome. Learned a lot about food that I did not know before. John is a passionate, patient and insightful professor. Really gave the students a chance to share their opinions and really valued them. One of the best teachers I have ever had. I strongly recommend that you take a class with John.”

10) Erica Demler

Professor of Mathematics

Rating: 5.0
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Demler

ULC147 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Demler

“She was a great teacher who made math fun and interesting, which math has never been for me.”

“One of the best! Demler made sure I knew my work and that I stayed on top of everything in order to receive a good grade and pass! Her office hours is also something else that really helps a lot as it has for me! Would definitely take her class again if I had too!”

“Professor Demler was absolutely amazing! Her lectures were clear and she did plenty of practice questions in class. She is an extremely lenient grader when it comes to quizzes and tests. She made math super easy and fun. She’s a very sweet professor. Class is composed of online homework, quizzes and tests. Definitely take this class with her!”

Notable Research Projects per Faculty at Buffalo

1. How the Universe Works by Avto Kharchilava, Ia Iashvili, and Salvatore Rappoccio

Photo illustration: Physicists Avto Kharchilava, Ia Iashvili and Salvatore Rappoccio appear to be standing in Large Hadron Collider

Faculty: Physics

The research into high-energy physics conducted by these three professors is simulating experiences that could determine how the universe functions. They are aiming to answer some fundamental life questions. And they’ve just received a grant to do so.

2) Opioid Studies by Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk

headshot of Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk

Faculty: Sociology

To solve the opioid crisis in the United States, many doctors and scientists and medical professionals turn to research. However, some of the research is flawed. As learned by Grol-Prokopczyk, some research on opioid use excludes those with lower incomes and those of older ages.

3) Climate and Power by Sayanti Mukherjee

Electricity transmission lines and towers

Faculty: Engineering and Applied Sciences

One interesting effect of climate change that is often overlooked by scientists is the impact it can have on power grids. Mukherjee’s research delves into the world of energy. He is trying to find the best ways of growing with the energy fields as the climate changes, too.

4) Taken Aback by Mark Seery

headshot of Mark Seery

Faculty: Psychology

Too often, people repress positive emotions and feelings so as to continue with their day-to-day tasks. But Seery’s research shows that to appreciate some emotions, you have to take a step back from yourself. His particular work focuses on awe.

5) Advertising Drugs by Inho Suk

Photo of a woman in a pharmacy selecting a product from the shelf.

Faculty: Management

The market for drugs, like many others, surges when the stock market improves. This is largely due to the increased ability to advertise the medications. Inho Suk’s research also found that the advertising is more effective under these circumstances, as well.

There is no denying the high quality of research being carried out at the University of Buffalo. Make sure to stay tuned for all the research projects being done on campus.

Top 10 Professors at the UC Santa Cruz

There are many long arms from the University of California. And Santa Cruz is one of the best ones, thanks to the top-notch faculty.

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Here are the ten best members of that teaching staff.

1. Patty Gallagher

Professor of Theater

Rating: 5.0
Department: Theater

Courses Taught by Professor Gallagher:

TA20 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Gallagher:

“Patty is an inspirational teacher. Even non-majors love the life lessons they learn from her acting classes. She still performs, so she’s not all theory and can provide incredible feedback!”

“Show up and you get an A, but be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone. On another note, don’t expect that just because you have a lot of acting experience means that she doesn’t have anything to teach you. She has a lot of great knowledge that will really help all levels of experience.”

“Patty is so sweet & kind. She makes sure every one of her students is involved in her work and is such a kind soul. I love her!”

2. Liza Monroy

Liza monroy california santa cruz

Rating: 5.0
Department: Writing

Courses Taught by Professor Monroy

WRIT002 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Monroy

“Liza is amazing! Nothing describes her better.”

“Took Writing 2 with Liza in Winter 2017 for her social media themed course. Loved it so much: the reading material is interesting, essay prompts fun, and the final project was easy in that she allowed a lot of flexibility and creativity. Liza gives great feedback on your essays and believes in improvement. Would definitely take again.”

“The best class I took my freshman year.”

3. Todd Hillaker

Professor of Biology todd hillaker california santa cruz

Rating: 5.0
Department: Biology

Courses Taught by Professor Hillaker

BIOL119L – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Hillaker

“Funny/kind professor who explains the experiments very well. Grade mostly based on lab reports/assignments, and then attendance/lab practical. Pretty clear grading rubric, but accessible outside class on stuff he did not elaborate on. Genuinely wants students to succeed and understand. If you work in a lab or taken molec lab before, you’re good.”

“Very capable teacher.”

“Todd is probably the nicest professor I have ever come across. He is very helpful and approachable. His grading criteria are very fair and he is very clear on what he wants you to write in your lab report. I learned more in a microbio lab than I did in the actual lecture. I’ve always disliked labs, but this lab was actually fun.”

4) Zsuzsanna Abrams

Professor of Languages zsuzsanna abrams california santa cruz

Rating: 5.0
Department: Languages

Courses Taught by Professor Abrams

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Student Reviews of Professor Abrams

“Professor Abrams is a truly amazing teacher and wonderful person, she is exactly who you want helping you learn a new language. Her lectures are fun, assignments are reasonable and if you go to lecture you’ll realize you already know far more than you thought. If you have the opportunity, take a course with her, you won’t regret it!”

“Zsuzsi was an absolutely wonderful professor. She’s so sweet and understanding. I was having a rough quarter, and she was incredibly helpful and a great professor.”

“Zsuzsi is an absolute sweetheart who truly cares about her students and what she teaches. One of the best professors I’ve had here at UCSC. If you’re interested in teaching languages, this is a must-take. Very applicable and useful info/assignments, lots of discussions, an overall great learning experience. Highly recommended!”

5) Stephen Gleissman

Professor of Agriculture stephen gliessman california santa cruz

Rating: 5.0
Department: Agriculture

Courses Taught by Professor Gleissman

AGRO101 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Gleissman

“Best Agroecology professor of all time!”

“One of the best professors I’ve ever had. And a wonderful person!”

“Passionate, giving, and incredibly knowledgeable. One of the best teachers at UCSC.”

6) Maya Friedman

Professor of Ecology maya friedman california santa cruz

Rating: 5.0
Department: Ecology

Courses Taught by Professor Friedman

BIOE109 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Friedman

“Maya is great!! 3 big quizzes in place of a midterm. 1 final cumulative. Was not heavy on the book. 1 rough draft proposal, submit final with help of peers/TA. Organized and lectures were interesting. I barely tried and got a B with all the EC in the end! A is easily doable! Recommend 100%!!!”

“This was the first online class I had ever taken, so I was not sure what to expect, but Maya was GREAT. The class is so well organized/structured, the videos are easy to follow/very interesting, and she always responded quickly via Piazza. I wish this was an in-person class because she seemed so kind and truly passionate about evolution.”

“Maya Friedman quickly became one of my favorite professors I’ve encountered here at UCSC. Although the class was entirely online, she was always available to reach via email or Piazza, and she always gave clear answers to any questions one might have! She was enthusiastic about the lectures, which made me excited to learn. One of my new fave profs!”

7) David Harrison

A computer science student studying eagerly on his laptop.

Rating: 5.0
Department: Computer Science

Courses Taught by Professor Harrison

CMPS111 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Harrison

“Best Professor I’ve ever had. Lectures are a little dense but well structured, and. He shows up to every discussion section and actively tried to help the students with any questions they may have. He truly cares about students’ success. The class was by no means easy, but do all the work, go to the section, ask questions, and you’ll learn a lot from him.”

“Professor Harrison is the best thing that’s happened to the CS department in a long time. He is a very caring and understanding Professor would stay past his Office Hour times to help you out. If you looked confused, he will not hesitate to elaborate further to make sure you understand. If you have a chance to take a class with him, do it!”

“Class is heavily graded on programming with 70% of your grade coming from labs. He makes them so you can at least scrape by with a barely passing grade so long as you put in some effort. The other 30% comes from the final (no midterm yay). The final should be a breeze if you go to class and study the slides because most questions come from there.”

8) K. Silem Mohammad

Professor of Literature k. silem mohammad california santa cruz

Rating: 5.0
Department: Literature

Courses Taught by Professor Mohammad

LTBR151 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Mohammad

“Very excellent material. Very engaging and always shows an extreme love for and engagement with his subject. Can handle any question you throw at him.”

“He made Milton interesting, and that is not an easy task. Plus when I had a personal crisis he was incredibly understanding. Great teacher.”

“I had him for multiple classes in the literature major. His poetry and 20th C. classes are spectacular. He is a solid lecturer and helped me improve my writing. Highly recommended!”

9) Victoria Stone

Professor of Biology victoria stone california santa cruz

Rating: 5.0
Department: Biology

Courses Taught by Professor Stone

METX119 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Stone

“Very interesting class, awesome professor. Gives great lectures. Offers 6% extra credit in the form of pop quizzes (show up to class). Easy for an upper division class. Gives practice midterms. No excuse to not do well in her class.”

“Great teacher and class. Learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Take the class with her, study and you’ll get the A.”

“Prof Stone is very clear, concise, and presents the material in a very organized fashion. She makes very good use of technology and keeps the class interesting. She is not boring and makes coming to class at 8am worth your while. She is very helpful and very dedicated. I didn’t didn’t attend OH but people who did said it was worth going.”

10) Sara Goodman

a brain with gears rotating

Rating: 5.0
Department: Psychology

Courses Taught by Professor Goodman

PSYC20A – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Goodman

“This class was pretty easy. Go to section, go to class. Take good notes. She posts study guide for all exams. No tricky questions, no paper. Easy A as long as you study!”

“Sara is great! She cares about her students and wants you to succeed! She helps you out so make sure to let her know you care about your grade. I wish I could have taken more classes with her because she is overall one of the best teachers I’ve had!”

“Sara is great! She’s still a grad student but definitely knows her stuff. She posts her lecture topic slides online but does the explaining in class. Her lectures are clear and engaging. Some homework if you don’t finish the labs in section, a few quizzes, and four tests.”

Notable Research Projects per Faculty at Santa Cruz

1. Video Games in Culture by Soraya Murray

Professor Murray

Faculty: Arts

Murray’s research into the cultural impact of video games has accelerated in terms of production. Her research has gone deep enough to warrant the publication of a book about the subject. She is examining video games as a legitimate art form.

2) Adaptable Lizards by Barry Sinervo

The lizard.

Faculty: Ecology

Barry Sinervo has been studying side-blotched lizards in deserts. He has found something very interesting about their adaptive abilities in his research. These lizards in question have the ability to live upon lava rocks.

3) Marine Migrations by Daniel Costa

Leatherback turtles.

Faculty: Ecology

Daniel Costa’s research centers around tracking marine migrations of various animals. He has found that there are arguments that can be made in favor of conservation by tracking these processes. This is because of the animals’ ability to traverse across the boundaries of countries.

4) Injection Wells by Emily Brodsky

An earthquake diagram.

Faculty: Earth Sciences

The goal of Brodsky’s research is to find ways of changing the location of earthquakes. The focus of her research is to examine injection wells. She has found that, by injecting fluid into the connected rocks, earthquakes can occur in more distant locations.

5) Forgetfulness by Ben Storm


Faculty: Psychology

Ben Storm’s research finds the professor particularly interested in memory and the science of why people forget things. He believes that forgetfulness is not a failure, but rather it is a feature. His study focuses specifically on why people forget their keys.

This school has some pretty great research projects so I guess it pays to be located in a state that has such a diverse range of potential topics to study.

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Top 10 Professors at SUNY Oneonta

Away from the hustle and bustle of many parts of New York, is the SUNY web of schools. Oneonta has got to be one of the best examples of it. Here are the ten best professors who help make Oneonta what it is.


1. April Ford

Professor of English april ford suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor Ford:

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Student Reviews of Professor Ford:

“One of the last classes of the semester might have been the best class I’ve ever had.”

“Professor Ford’s class is the best way to end your time at SUNY Obeonta.”

“I loved this class. She is amazing!”

2. Konstantina Karageorgos

Professor of English karageorgos suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor Karageorgos

COMP100 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Karageorgos

“Professor Karageorgos is honestly an amazing professor. She cares deeply about you doing your best, gives strong feedback to help make your paper stand out. She’s very helpful within office hours, I highly recommend going to see her during her hours. If you do your work and don’t just slack off you’ll definitely pass.”

“Professor Karageorgos is really awesome! She’s such a sweet person & really cares about the subject material. The material is also interesting & the relaxed way she interacts with the class makes it more engaging. I suggest taking courses taught by her!”

“One of the smartest professors I have ever had. There is a lot of reading but she knows what she is talking about and her lessons are discussion based. Only a midterm and there is no final but a project instead. Participation matters.”

3. William Ryall

Professor of Languages, William ryall at suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: Languages

Courses Taught by Professor Ryall

FREN100 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Ryall

“He was the first foreign language teacher I had and he made it fun and entertaining. You will want to go to class and he gives a good amount of extra credit so you can do pretty well.”

“Ryall is amazing. He is very encouraging and makes learning a new language easy.”

“Excellent professor! Definitely one of my favorites! I would recommend his classes to anyone!”

4) Jacqueline Bruscella

Professor of Communication jacqueline bruscella suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: Communication

Courses Taught by Professor Bruscella

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Student Reviews of Professor Bruscella

“Respectful and helpful.”

“Dr. B is the most knowledgeable and helpful professor I’ve had by far. She thoroughly explains all material and wants you to do well on all assignments. There are two papers (one individual, one group) and for both she will review the entire thing and give feedback on what needs to be done to improve it. She’s super sweet and offers extra credit.”

“This class sounds a lot more difficult at first when she lays out the syllabus. The group project is service based but is extremely attainable to succeed. She facilitates more than anything but is always more than willing to help. Great professor! Really learned a lot about working in a small group setting from her.”

5) Rich Mollin

Professor of Music rich mollin suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: Music

Courses Taught by Professor Mollin

MUSC270 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Mollin

“Jazz band is really chill and relax. Just show up when you want, finish eating your breakfast, etc. He’s a real nice guy and he’s very encouraging. And he has hilarious comments.”

“His R&B band is pretty free-format and a lot of fun. We decide the material and do everything ourselves, he’s just there to supervise. And of course make those priceless Rich Mollin comments that are totally politically incorrect. But still awesome. He is the bomb-diggity.”

“Rich is the most approachable person in the music department. He listens when you talk to him, he wants to listen and help you out. One of those teachers you could give a phone call to 10 years later and he’ll remember you.”

6) Melinda Brennan

Professor of Women's Studies melinda brennan suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: Women’s Studies

Courses Taught by Professor Brennan

WMST289 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Brennan

“Love this woman to death. One of the only professors who will drop EVERYTHING for you. Her love for her students is known and felt. She is so understanding and will help you with ANYTHING (class, grad school, jobs, life). Take her and you will not be disappointed.”

“The best professor on campus! She is very understanding. Her class is based off readings then you come in and discuss them. Even if you miss a reading, the discussions are flexible enough for you to participate. There are a few short writings during the semester based off the readings then a final paper (short writings help write final paper).”

“Incredible class, great environment to really dig deep at theory and apply it to the real world. Take this class if you’d like to be pleasantly challenged, I learned so much of the basis for truly inter-sectional feminism and WGS studies through it. Dr. Brennan explains concepts beautifully, her approach is different and considerate.”

7) Eileen McClafferty

Eileen McClafferty

Rating: 5.0
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor McClafferty

ENG101 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor McClafferty

“She is an excellent professor… be prepared to do your work and participate in class – if you can do these two things then you’ll do well in the class… don’t expect an easy A for doing nothing, but expect an A if you put some effort in.”

“Best Professor I have ever had! Very clear, makes the class interesting. I loved her so much I am TA-ing her next american lit class. I had her for a 2 and a half hour night class and the class periods went by so fast. Amazing!”

“Eileen is an excellent professor, one of my favorites. As a writer, she has helped me so much. She showed me what I needed to do to write better. And, class was always fun. I hate night classes, and this was still my favorite class.”

8) Kim Patterson

Professor of Music kim patterson suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: Music

Courses Taught by Professor Patterson

PIANO205 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Patterson

“He is a really great professor I’ve ever met in SUNY Oneonta. He is so kind and helpful. I have taken his class more than three times. You don’t need any books. He will print out music for you. If you really want to learn piano, I definitely suggest you to take professor Kim’s class.”

“Kim is awesome! Very calm and patient. He is always willing to help you. Gives you sheet music and videos online that are more than helpful. Outstanding teacher.”

“One of the most amazing teachers I ever had! Had lessons a few yrs back w/ him. An absolute gem. He is really mellow, and patient, can explain things to you in many different ways till it clicks. Clearly has a passion for music and teaching. Lessons with him completely changed the way I thought about piano as well as music. You should take him!”

9) Robin Mitchell

Professor of Women's Studies Robin mitchell suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: Women’s Studies

Courses Taught by Professor Mitchell

WMST130 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Mitchell

“Prof. Mitchell was the best professor I have ever had. She is always willing to help and engage you in the conversation, her door is always open. The class is very relevant to today and interesting!”

“Robin Mitchell is an incredibly intelligent, loving, and beautiful professor. I have never experienced a class quite like hers and I do not think I will again in my life. She fosters a comfortable environment where you can talk about anything. One of the best professors at SUCO by far!”

“She is the best teacher I have ever had. There was a ton of reading for this class but it was so worth it. She tries to scare you off in the beginning but DON’T leave! This class is extremely rewarding and very worth the work.”

10) Mindy Paffenroth

Professor of Education mindy paffenroth suny oneonta

Rating: 5.0
Department: Education

Courses Taught by Professor Paffenroth

EDUC213 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Paffenroth

“This class was not a “feel good” class and could have been really boring. But Professor Paffenroth made it interesting. She made everyone feel comfortable to share personal stories and ideas. Take this class with her!”

“Grades so easily. Lots of work in the class but not hard. Overall very nice teacher.”

“Every easy, a lot of busy work, but she hardly reads it. I decided ed wasn’t for me but she wasn’t the reason. She’s very passionate and loves to talk about her family. She’s understanding if you have issues that come up, but make sure you talk to her about it. Great teacher.”

Notable Research Projects per Faculty at Oneonta

1. Buddhism in the World by Whitney Bashaw

Speakers enlighten students on world religions

Faculty: Philosophy

Bashaw’s research has taken her into the high school to illuminate students to the beliefs of world religions. Even if children aren’t religious, she still thinks religion is worth educating them about. She wants to focus on all religions, but right now, her research begins with Buddhism.

2) Women’s Suffrage Museum by Cindy Falk

Museum to mark 100 years of women's suffrage

Faculty: Material Culture

Cindy Falk’s research into women’s suffrage has yielded amazing results. The one hundredth anniversary of the movement will be marked by a museum that is filled with artifacts from the women’s suffrage movement. It couldn’t have existed without Falk’s research work.

3) Rural Drugs and Alcohol by James Zians

One of Zians' students conducts research in a mall.

Faculty: Psychology

The connection between drug and alcohol use and life in a rural setting is one that fascinates Zians. His survey has taken to local areas in New York to cull opinions from local citizens. Many of his students, like the one pictured above, have jumped at the chance to be a part of a research project like this.

4) American Eels by Alexa Platt and Lauren Saggese

American eel.

Faculty: Biology

Alexa Platt and Lauren Saggese were conducting biological research at the Susquehanna River when their research took a turn. The project went from a study on the river to a study of the American eel. Particularly, they were curious how an eel like this could be in the Susquehanna River, which is almost five hundred miles from where these eels tend to reside.

5) Practicing Clean Energy by Jacqueline Bennett

Solar panels.

Faculty: Environmental Science

It’s one thing to research all of the benefits of clean energy, but it’s another to implement the sources of it. Thanks to funds from New York governor Andrew Cuomo, Bennett is going to be able to take her research and put it to use. Particularly, she is going to bring clean energy practices to SUNY Oneonta.

SUNY Oneonta has some amazing professors, as we know, and they likewise have some amazing research projects that stem from this.

Top 10 Professors at Princeton

If you had to guess where some of the most talented professors in the country teach, you would probably pick an Ivy League school. And Princeton is hardly close to being an exception to this rule. Here are the ten best that support Princeton‘s claim to fame.

1. Joshua Katz

Professor of Classics joshua katz princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: Classics

Courses Taught by Professor Katz:

CLA208 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Katz:

“Professor Katz is one of the finest professors Princeton has to offer. This class was not too hard, and every lecture was fascinating.”

“A reason to come to Princeton.”

“This class, although not one I would have taken if I had the choice, was amazing. Katz is a great teacher. Plus he can pinpoint where you come from.”

2. Jamie Rankin

Professor of Languages jamie rankin princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: Languages

Courses Taught by Professor Rankin

GER101 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Rankin

“Jamie Rankin has helped decades of students not only learn German but get excited about it. Its not only his teaching but what he did to establish excellence in teaching of beginner/intermediate German students across the department.”

“By far the best language teacher I have ever had. He is knowledgeable, engaging, and sincerely wants to help. You actually want to do all of the homework he assigns because the more time you spend on the homework, the more active you can be in class. If every teacher were like him, students would be way more responsive to college work.”

“I agree with the other rater – Jamie Rankin was the best professor I had at Princeton in all my four years. Thanks to his teaching, I was proficient in a foreign language in 10 months and I am still highly proficient in German, 8 years later! Vielen dank, Herr Rankin!”

3. Paul Prucnal

Professor of Engineering paul prucnal princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: Engineering

Courses Taught by Professor Prucnal

ELE203 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Prucnal

“He really cares about his students. I would take any class he is teaching.”

“Kind and generous person who really cares about his students. He’s also brilliant.”

“A wonderful and engaging lecturer and a relatively easy grader. He wants you to understand the material and is an extremely kind man. Take any classes you can with him, especially if you’re interested in optics.”

4) Smita Brunnermeier

Professor of Economics smita brunnermeier princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: Economics

Courses Taught by Professor Brunnermeier

ECO500 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Brunnermeier

“Smita is very smart.”

“She is very intelligent.”

“Smita is amazing!”

5) Simone Marchesi

Professor of Literature simone marchesi princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: Literature

Courses Taught by Professor Marchesi

ITA304 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Marchesi

“Best professor in the French & Italian department, maybe Princeton.”

“Prof. Marchesi is, by far and without exaggeration one of the best professors I have ever encountered. He is incredibly dedicated, and his courses are rigorous, well-taught, extremely interesting and fulfilling.”

“Professor Marchesi is a wonderful teacher, very clear and concise, and in a seminar he is suberb at drawing the best from his students, and does not try to impress them with his knowledge which is vast.”

6) Jeff Dolven

Professor of English jeff dolven princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor Dolven

ENG300 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Dolven

“An Incredible Professor.”



7) Arion Melidonis


Rating: 5.0
Department: Anthropology

Courses Taught by Professor Melidonis

ANTH101 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Melidonis

“Dr. Melidonis is, by far, the best teacher I have ever had. His lectures are interesting, his classes are active, and the work that he assigns is insightful. It is impossible to have a conversation with him without learning something, and hes always willing to stop and talk when he can. Have taken 9 units from him and will take more.”

“Prof Melidonis’ class is a complete cake walk if you care about your grades. Yes you have to come to class and yes you have to keep up with the readings to do well on the test. He really knows the material and is always willing to help students out as long as you are trying to help yourself. A++ PROF!!!”

“Mr Melidonis is a professor with Swiftian wit and knowledge honed with an osteodontokaratic precision. A better theoretician one could not find on this side of the Mississippi. When you think of Cypress, think of Mr. Melidonis.”

8) Joe Stephens

Professor of Humanities joe stephens princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: Humanities

Courses Taught by Professor Stephens

JEN445 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Stephens

“Very exciting class, one of the best I took this year.”

“Amazing prof, wish he would teach every year!”

“Wonderful course.”

9) Perry Link

Professor of Languages perry link princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: Languages

Courses Taught by Professor Link

CHI100 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Link

“In my opinion, among the top 5 teachers at Princeton. His class’s subject matter is naturally challenging, but he does everything in his power to make it approachable.”

“How many professors do you know who teach 100 level and know their students by name?”

“Certainly the best teacher of modern Mandarin in the Western world. His demands are high, and his class is difficult, but the rewards are above and beyond anything I expected. Take full advantage of every chance to talk with him, in Chinese or English.”

10) Nancy Watterson

Professor of Writing nancy watterson princeton

Rating: 5.0
Department: Writing

Courses Taught by Professor Watterson

WRI101 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Watterson

“She is a great instructor. I was never confident as a writer until I took her class.”

“Extremely helpful. It is worth taking her class she can improve the way you write.”

“Dr. Watterson is an extremely dedicated teacher and a very kind person.”

Notable Research Projects per Faculty at Princeton

1. Machine Learning by Sanjeev Arora

Professor Sanjeev Arora

Faculty: Computer Science

For Sanjeev Arora, it is crucial to study how people learn through machines. He wants to train machines to always make the right decision. What fascinates him is to make these algorithms more easily understood.

2) Genes in Worms by Coleen Murphy

Adult roundworm.

Faculty: Molecular Biology

By doing close up studies on roundworms, Coleen Murphy has uncovered a crucial element of biology. She now understands how genes work in roundworms. A discovery like this could lead to realizations for all sorts of genes.

3) Changing Volcanoes by Blair Schoene

student standing on red ash

Faculty: Geosciences

One troubling aspect of climate change is that it has disrupted the activity of volcanoes. Volcanoes have actually changed in terms of their eruption patterns. Schoene is closely studying the timing of the volcanic activity.

4) Ion Batteries by Abhi Raj

Abhi Raj

Faculty: Electrical Engineering

Abhi Raj is currently studying lithium ion batteries. He wants to make them safer and more durable. He’s even won a fellowship for this research.

5) Computers v. Humans by Tom Griffiths

Professor Tom Griffiths

Faculty: Computer Science

Computers are all about logic. And often, people tend to do some pretty illogical things. Griffiths’ study uses computers to understand the logical work done by humans.

It makes sense that a school as prestigious as Princeton would have research projects like these.

Top 10 Professors at MSU

Michigan State University, often referred to at MSU, is a public research institution that was founded in 1855 in East Lansing, Michigan. This university was founded initially as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, and it was meant to teach scientific agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States in terms of enrollment! And, one of the reasons why students flock to this school is the outstanding professors. Below is a list of the top ten professors at MSU, according to students who had them for class!

1. Professor Hanni Nichols

This demonstrates a few of the subjects that Professor Nichols teaches and lectures on.

Rating: 100%
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Nichols 

LB118 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Nichols 

“She is VERY nice. Her lectures are easy to understand because she simplifies the material. If you want a more theory-driven/rigorous approach to Calculus, read the online textbook as well. I wish that she explained some of the why’s of calculus since it would make the material more intuitive. Her exams are really easy and lenient!”

“She’s the best”

“Hanni is by far the best professor I have ever had. She is a night owl and so she stays up super late into the night and will answer your questions without hesitation. 100% will be trying to get her for my other math classes.”

2. Professor Morgan Shipley

This image shows Professor Shipley in his office.

Rating: 100%
Department: Religion

Courses Taught by Professor Shipley

REL375 – Learn More
REL301 – Learn More
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REL101 – Learn More
Student Reviews of Professor Shipley 
“I loved my time in Morgan’s class!!! Lectures are interesting, and you’re set up for success as long as you show up and take decent notes. Morgan makes it his goal to know each one of his students on a personal level, and I can not wait to take another one of his classes next semester!!!”

“Hands down the best professor I have ever had. I am a first year student and he has set a foundation for the rest of my college career. The class is 3 hours, but it doesn’t feel like it because he gives a break and you might watch a couple films and the lectures are more of an inclusive group discussion. This was my favorite class all semester.”

“You know exactly what you have to do to get a 4.0 because he makes it very clear. Best teacher I’ve had.”

3. Professor Richard Edwards

This image shows Professor Edwards' passion.

Rating: 100%
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Edwards 

LB118 – Learn More
LB119 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Edwards 

“This class is absolutely worth it. He makes Calculus interesting by describing the historical reason for why the topic was created: makes it seem like the stuff you do in the class is worth learning.”

“Dr. Edwards creates such a pleasant atmosphere within the classroom that all my worries went away and I was immediately set at ease. You can tell he really cares about calculus, and he also usually adds jokes or funny historical stories to lectures. He definitely goes out of his way to make the class interesting, and was very approachable as well.”

“Dr. Edwards is so good!!! Super easy fun class. I usually hate math but I loved this class and he made learning calculus fun! Very engaging and enthusiastic and funny! Lenient grader and has a very cute baby daughter.”

4. Professor Thomas Muth

This image shows Professor Thomas Muth and his successes.

Rating: 100%
Department: Communications

Courses Taught by Professor Muth

TC850 – Learn More
TC310 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Muth 

“Amazing professor, great guy, I owe so much to him.”

“Muth = easy 4.0 & loads of fun”

“Very knowledgeable. Will go out of his way to help you transition from college into a job!”

5. Professor Steven Chermak

This professional image appears on Professor Chermak's page.

Rating: 100%
Department: Criminal Justice

Courses Taught by Professor Chermak

ISS210 – Learn More
CJ110 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Chermak 

“Probably my favorite professor I’ve had so far. He really cares about his students and making sure they do well in the class. He makes the lectures fun and is a pretty funny guy. Attendance isn’t mandatory but we got 15 extra credit points if we were there 4/5 times he took attendance. Definitely recommend him!”

“He’s great.”

“Awesome professor. Really wants you to learn the subject matter. Take notes and pay attention to Powerpoint slides and you’ll do well. It’s obvious Professor Chermak really wants you to learn the material and does everything he can to help you. Took this class fall/2013.”

6. Professor Tarah Jensen

This head shot of Professor Jensen appears across various social media sites.

Rating: 100%
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Jensen

MTH103 – Learn More
MTH1825 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Jensen 


“Ok. Let me just start out by saying, I suck at math. I suck beyond imagination at math…. but this class is the best I’ve ever done in math in my entire life.”

“This professor is so nice and funny. Recommending this class to all.”

7. Professor Mindy Morgan

This image shows Professor Morgan in the field.

Rating: 100%
Department: Anthropology

Courses Taught by Professor Morgan

ANP420 – Learn More
ANP201 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Morgan 

“she is awesome. very helpful and nice, and tries to make linguistic anthropology very interesting and appeling for students.”

“great teacher”

“amazing teacher and such a nice person.”

8. Professor Sandra Snow

Here, Professor looks at the camera.

Rating: 100%
Department: Music

Courses Taught by Professor Snow

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MUS125 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Snow 

“Working with Dr. Snow is like working with a goddess. Her womens Chamber Ensemble is incredibly empowering, and her interaction with her students is one of respect and mutual trust. If you have to wonderful opportunity to study under her direction, I would highly suggest it.”

“She is amazing. I learned so much in her one semester of teaching the undergrad choir, State Singers. She is so nice, encouraging, and knowledgeable.”

“She is a music god.”

9. Professor John Moore

Math is Professor Moore's subject of choice!

Rating: 100%
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Moore

MTH103 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Moore

“Nice guy who makes the class much easier than the regular lecture hall classes. Always willing to give you extra help if needed.”

“My absolute favorite professor at MSU. If you have the chance to take college algebra with Professor Moore, I 100% recommend it!! He truly cares about helping you do well in math, and is always willing to help. Very respectful and respectable man, I am going to miss his class!!”

“One of the most caring but useful professors I’ve had at MSU. If you have a choice to be take a class with him, do it! Super accessible and always helps you learn more.”

10. Professor Rachel Lund

This image shows Professor Lund smiling at the camera.

Rating: 100%
Department: Mathematics

Courses Taught by Professor Lund

MTH133 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Lund

“Conveys material clearly and truly cares about her students.”

“Rachael was the kind of prof that told you exactly what you needed to know, why you needed to know it, and how to remember it. She didn’t go through every proof, but she explained the ones that would help us understand the material. A++++ loved the class and the occasional stories that she told to break up the lectures.”

“This was my second time taking calc 2 and if I did not have Professor Lund I definitely would have failed again. She is the BEST calc 2 professor at MSU. Do yourself a favor and take her class, don’t waste your time with any other calc 2 professor.”

Notable Research Projects Per Faculty at Michigan State University

1. Research Project by Professor Eran Andrechek

This image of Professor Andrechek appears on the MSU site.

Faculty: Physiology 

Work in Professor Andrechek’s laboratory is focused on understanding mammary tumor development and employs a number of methods to do so, ranging from animal models to computational analysis of gene expression data.  With the data, he can make predictions for the role of specific signaling pathways in tumor biology that are then tested using model systems.

2. Research Project by Katharine Strunk

This image of Professor Strunk appears on the MSU site.

Faculty: Education

Professor Strunk co-authored a piece that synthesized months of research. This research contributed to a sweeping report on public education in the state of California, which also serves as a tribute to teachers and administrators in public education.

3. Research Project by Professor Christopher Contag

Here, Professor Contag smiles excitedly at all of the possibilities that his research is bringing forward.

Faculty: Biomedical Engineering 

Professor Contag’s research allows parents to learn the likelihood of their unborn child developing a disease such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes. And in addition to arming one with that information, doctors are able to repair the defective genes that are the root cause of the disease. Due to Professor Contag’s work, this and other life-saving scenarios may now be on the table.

4. Research Project by Professor Hayder Radha

This image of Professor Radha is associated with his research and reputation.

Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Professor Radha is studying the challenges associated with driving autonomously in severe weather conditions, which includes heavy snow, fog and even extreme low temperatures, which can affect navigation. After identifying these challenges, Professor Radha is able to look into various engineering feats that can make driving in these conditions safer.

5. Research Project by Professor Barry Pittendrigh

This image of Professor Pittendrigh can be found on a variety of research sites.

Faculty: Entomology 

Professor Pittendrigh’s research regarding legumes and other foods will focus on two global regions – Central America and West Africa, as these two regions have some of the most significant challenges for food production and proper nutrition in the world. Essentially, researchers will investigate the potential of novel crops such as tree legumes, pigeon peas and other legume species to improve the genetic diversity, drought tolerance and pest resistance.

Ultimately, the research being done by professors at MSU is outstanding, and it is largely due to this research that students flock to this university. Students and professors alike work hard and dedicate themselves to making the world a better place here at MSU

Top 10 Professors at UW Madison

University of Wisconsin – Madison, also referred to as the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, UW, UW-Madison, or simply Madison, is a public research university located, as expected, in Madison Wisconsin. This school is the official state university of Wisconsin. Moreover, it was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. This school as so many students, and their large student population is balanced out by an abundance of outstanding professors. 

1. Professor Mark Louden

This is a professional shot of Professor Louden.

Rating: 100%
Department: Languages

Courses Taught by Professor Louden

GER351 – Learn More
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GER249 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Louden 

“Mark is extremely approachable and truly cares about his students. He is a clear professor and welcomes your thoughts and opinions. Do not be afraid to talk in his class, he will never make you feel dumb. He is a great lecturer and you will learn a lot during his class! Highly recommend! Best professor in the German Department.”

“Prof. Louden is easily the best professor I have had at UW. He is really knowledgeable about what he does and is a very helpful, friendly person. He is very engaging and keeps lectures interesting and funny. Really cool guy to talk to outside of class too. Highly recommend!”

“Prof. Louden is definitely one of the best professors I’ve had. He takes the time to get to know students and is more than willing to meet up outside of class to chat. Short papers were due every week to make sure we did the reading, but the majority of the course was structured around small group discussions in class. Would highly recommend!”

2. Professor Jason Hansen

This image appears of the UM site.

Rating: 100%
Department: Classics

Courses Taught by Professor Hansen

CLA370 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Hansen 

“I took this class having so-so feelings about my previous Latin TAs but Jason is really fantastic. He makes every class engaging and has a lot of supplementary knowledge that is a bit much at times but neat. Also, extra credit saved my life. It’s a fair amount, and mostly supplements learning. Few quizzes and he gives you lots of prep material.”

“He was a great instructor. He gave background on the language that made it much more interesting to learn, he was enthusiastic about learning, he was extremely caring and understanding, and he was very knowledgeable and approachable. I’d definitely take another class with him.”

“Jason works hard to make sure his students have all the resources they need. By far my favorite class this semester. Thanks Jason :)”

3. Professor Salah Algabi

This image of Professor Algabi appears on his page on the UM website.

Rating: 100%
Department: African Studies

Courses Taught by Professor Algabi 

AFRICAN322 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Algabi 

“You will never feel bored or sleepy in his classes. He is super active and passionate about teaching. He is the BEST”

“Salah is the best teacher I have ever had in my entire life. He is smart, caring and very very very encouraging.”

“Salah is the best professor I have had at UW Madison, he is kind-hearted, highly respected by his students and made learning Arabic incredibly enjoyable. I was happy to get up at 8 a.m. every morning to go to his class.”

4. Professor Emily Frerichs

This image shows Professor Frerichs and a family member.

Rating: 100%
Department: Spanish & Portuguese

Courses Taught by Professor Frerichs 

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Student Reviews of Professor Frerichs

“Emi is definitely one of the great teachers to be found at UW-Madison. Her attitude is always positive and caring. She is very intelligent and does a great job facilitating awesome in class discussion. The class itself is very easy if you put forward a good effort.”

“Profe Emi was absolutely fantastic. She’s hilarious, really cares about the well-being of her students, and makes class enjoyable and fun. I’m absolutely awful at Spanish, but by the end of the semester I felt a lot more confident in speaking the language. Overall, she’s my favorite professor so far.”

“Emi is an excellent instructor. Her lectures and grading are very clear and if she senses her students are struggling to understand something she will focus on it more. She’s more than willing to help outside of class, not to mention she’s hilarious and kind to her students. She made Spanish very enjoyable. As long as you show up you will do well.”

5. Professor Steve Timm

This image shows Professor Timm in his classroom.

Rating: 100%
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor Timm
ESL118 – Learn More
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Student Reviews of Professor Timm 

“THE BEST PROFESSOR EVER! He is a master of writing, and I am always suprised with his writing. He is super nice, and I encourage everyone to talk to him after the class (you will learn a lot!). ”

“Best teacher in the ESL department!!!!! He said everyone will get an A in this tough class”

“He is the best ESL teacher I have ever met. IF YOU WORK HARD, YOU CAN GET AN A. Very useful conference.”

6. Professor Verda Blythe

This image shows Professor Blythe smiling enthusiastically.

Rating: 100%
Department: Business

Courses Taught by Professor Blythe
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BUS365 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Blythe 

“Verda was a great professor, even for the GB110, which is a required course! The class itself is so easy as long as you show up, participate, and do the assigned work. If you have Verda, take advantage of all of her industry knowledge! She is so passionate and kind to everyone!”

“Verda is the sweetest, most caring professor you will ever have. Participation in class is a must, but she makes you want to participate. The exam and quizzes are fine. She grades cases easily (everyone gets a 100 on the first one; the others are graded more seriously). Group project is time consuming (read the manual well!). Overall solid class.”

“By far one of my favorite professors of all time. Verda is super nice and really knows what she’s talking about in supply chain. The class didn’t require a lot of out of class work, the simulation was fun and the only exam in the class was not hard at all. I wish she taught more classes!”

7. Professor Clare Hadden

This image shows one of Professor Hadden's favorite place to be.

Rating: 100%
Department: Theater

Courses Taught by Professor Hadden

TH140 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Hadden

“Clare does a great job at making everyone feel comfortable and included while at the same time pushing them to grow and experiment and try new things. She is also really good a balancing a class between theater and non-theater majors. She is very caring/helpful”

“Clare made me feel very comfortable in this class despite my limited background in theatre and public speaking. She was constantly challenging us to grow and learn more and gave excellent individual feedback. We also did a lot of movement, yoga, and meditation in addition to vocal work. I’m still using things she taught me 1.5 years later!”

“Clare is an absolutely amazing teacher. Her teaching method is beyond fantastic, and what she teaches is applicable to outside the realm of theatre. She really puts a lot of effort into her craft, personalizing the major assignments towards both pushing boundaries and helping us shine in our roles. This class was easily the best class I’ve taken.”

8. Professor Gail Ibele

This picture of Professor Ibele appears on her specific page on the UM site.

Rating: 100%
Department: English

Courses Taught by Professor Ibele
ENG337 – Learn More
ESL117 – Learn More
ESL110 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Ibele 

“Absolutely the best teacher I’ve ever had!”

“AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best prof I’ve ever met!”

“If you get the chance to be in Gail’s class, go for it. It’s easy to score and she is an amazing lecturer. She gives very good feedback which helps you improve on your next assignments. Her classes also involve a lot of group work and discussion which make classes more interesting and fun.”

9. Professor Brian Phillips

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Rating: 100%
Department: Education

Courses Taught by Professor Phillips
RPSE500 – Learn More
RPSE505 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Phillips 

“One of the best professors I have ever had. Genuinely cares about each of his students and helps them succeed.”

“Professor Phillips is the best prof I have ever had. He is not bias about politics and gives the facts straight. He genuinely cares about his students and I have gone to ask him about career guidance as well. He has a true passion for people with disabilities and it shows through in his lectures.”

“Brian Phillips is one of the best professors I’ve had. He is a genuinely nice person and truly cares how his students do. He makes the 3 hour lecture tolerable and is always interested in hearing back from his students on how he’s doing. He made me realize what I want to do in the future, and I sincerely wish I could have him as a professor again.”

10. Professor Jim Maynard

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Rating: 100%
Department: Chemistry

Courses Taught by Professor Maynard 

CHEM111 – Learn More

Student Reviews of Professor Maynard 

“Jim Maynard is hands down one of the greatest human beings ever to walk the planet earth. He is the sole of my every breath, step, and waking moments. That man is an inspiration to us all and should be the head of the Chemistry department. What a man, what a myth, what a legend.”

“Jim is love jim is life.”

“His halloween presentation involving sugar and spice, *wink*, knocked my literal socks off. He might as well be a superhero for how amazing of a job he does. You should definitely take his class. DO IT”

Notable Research Projects Per Faculty at UM

1. Research Project by Professor Kasey Keeler

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Faculty: Human Ecology

Professor Keeler’s research begin due to her deep interest in the reservation/urban binary that so many Native people fall into. Her work has evolved to focus more so on the interactions between federal Indian policy and federal housing policy as each policy area has a significant influence on where people live (i.e. urban, reservation, suburban, rural) and access to housing (owning vs. renting). Of course, her work has so many real-world implications!

2. Research Project by Professor Leslie M. Smith

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Faculty: Mathematics

Over time, Professor Smith has worked towards evolving her research from solely mathematics to also include engineering and other discipline. Recently, her work has focused on the specifics of theory and how this relates to the computation and modeling of turbulence for geophysical and engineering applications.

3. Research Project by Professor Betsy Stovall

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Faculty: Mathematics

Professor Stovall has a variety of publications all relating to mathematics and its larger connection to society and daily life. For example, some of her most recent work has included the review and analysis of X-rays and angles.

4. Research Project by Professor Caroline Alexander

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Faculty: Public Health and Medicine

Professor Alexander’s goal is to identify the specific growth-signaling pathways of a tumor at the cellular level. This would allow her to answer questions relating to tumor behavior and variances. Professor Alexander’s drive to know, the desire to help and the resources to explore promise a brighter future for all people.

5. Research Project by Professor Mark Burkard

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Faculty: Physics

The research done in Professor Burkard’s laboratory seeks to link therapies with their targets within cancer cells using genetic tools, and to identify patients whose cancers are most likely to benefit from particular drugs–especially in patients with breast cancer. These studies will be used to inform clinical development of novel agents.

It is clear to see that professors at UM are changing the lives of not only students, but also of so many citizens of the world. Their research centers upon making the world a better place, and this is what draws students to this school and to engage in research here!