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Professor's Name What Individuals are Saying About Them
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Dr. Tom Miller

Dr. Miller has given me the hope and encouragement to finish my Ed.D. His enthusiasm for my topic and tremendous expertise is very much appreciated. COE is very blessed to have him as part of the faculty with his background and life experiences. I am looking forward to the day when he can "hood" me!

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Dr. Karla Davis-Salazar

Thank you for your tutelage, advice, and guidance during my first year at USF. Working with you for your Intro class has already helped me so much with my own teaching, and will continue to inspire me. Your dedication and generosity with your time in helping me with other side-projects is greatly appreciated also. It is my pleasure to send you this very sincere thank you. All the best in 2010! Anne Pfister

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Dr. Kerry Littlewood

Dr. Littlewood is a truly fine instructor. Through her depth of knowledge and enthusiasm, she made a subject that can be difficult, interesting and fun. That's very hard to do! Dr. Littlewood has superior teaching techniques which allow her students to grasp complex information by performing exercises that are fun and practical. I appreciated her boundless patience and encouragement. Dr. Littlewood genuinely cares about her students and I am personally looking forward to having her as my professor in my final semester next year. Thank you Dr. Littlewood!!

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Jim Eison

Thanks for giving me a lot of inspiration on how to become a better scholar and professor. You certainly are a great mentor for me and you have been very generous in sharing your rich and valuable knowledge in your field! Can't thank you more, I really am grateful!

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Ann Abbott

Dr. Abbott is my direct advisor in the HPM department, I have taken three of her courses, and she will advise my special project. Although we have never physically met each other, she is always willing to lend a helping hand when I need to be academically challenged and provided academic support. Thank you for all you do Dr. Abbott.

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Dr. Michael G. Rank

Dr. Rank is the finest student-centered professor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His absolute passion for what he shares with his students is truly inspiring. Dr. Rank is extremely knowledgeable, approachable, funny, gracious and caring. He makes each student feel special and respects their personal style. By asking students to simply "speak from their hearts," rather than conform to a sterile academic standard, Dr. Rank brought out the authentic best in everyone. If Dr. Rank was the template for professors, we would all be smarter and more inspired. Thank you for the effort you put into your classes - everyone one of them was superb and a tremendous learning experience.

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Kathryn Hyer

Thank you!!!

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Dr. Sandra Reynolds

Thank you!!!

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Dr. Daniel Yeh

Dr. Yeh has been a positivie influence in both my academic as well as professional career. He has been an advisor, professor, and personal friend. Even though he is heavily involved with so many activities and research, he still finds the time to keep in touch. I truly admire his leadership and wish many more faculty members were as dedicated as he is to his students. Thank you so much!!

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Dr. Gary Mormino

Dr. Mormino is patient, supportive, available and inquisitive about his student's interests. His enduring enthusiasm for the subject matter is contagious to the point that he is able to ensnare his students into the hard work of uncovering the obscure minutia of Florida-and we love every minute of it! Dr. Mormino, through his continually questioning and positing has helped me strive to be a better thinker, writer and researcher. What more could a student or University ask of a professor?

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Dr. Saporta

Not only was the GMS 6091 course enjoyable, but I especially appreciate how understanding Dr. Saporta was in accepting my *late* assignment. Thank you so much, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday break.

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Dr. Eichler

I feel so very lucky to have met Dr. Eichler and have the opportunity to work with him as a PhD student in his laboratory. Although I have only been in the lab 1 semester, Dr. Eichler has always made time to review my experimental objectives and conclusions and give excellent guidance, despite his busy schedule. I am very much looking forward to the rest of my doctoral work in his laboratory!

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Dr. Lawrence Branch

Dear Dr. Branch, you course was an exciting introduction to my studies, and I respect your wit, enthusiasm and passion for healthcare and life in general! I hope future students can benefit from your fun courses as much as I have. I wish you the very best!

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Dr. Willow Parrot

He will support the student who really needs help.

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Dr. Kathryn M. Borman

Dr. Borman has been a true, caring educator for me and I would like to seize this opportunity to pay tribute to her. Ever since I became her advisee Dr. Borman has had ears and eyes for me. Dr. Borman has been with me every step of the way from 2007 to date to ensure that I complete my coursework requirements and move into candidacy with success. Moreover, through graduate work with her research unit-the Alliance for Applied Research in Education and Anthropology (AAREA), housed in the Department of Anthropology-Dr. Borman has offered me valuable skills in applied anthropological research, competitive grant writing skills, and conference presentation skills, all of which make the recipe for success in my area of specialization. Words are inadequate to express my heartfelt thanks. Thank you for everything, Dr. Borman.

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Dr. Stephanie Bryant

Dr. Bryant will help any student when they need it.

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Dr. Terry J. Engle

He helps the students when they really need it.

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Theresa Price

She encourages the students when they don't have confident.

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Dahlia Robinson, Ph.D.

Because she helps students when they need it.

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Dr James Mortimer

Dr Mortimer made a very difficult class very understandable! I spent a great deal of time on this class but his lectures were very personable...I actually enjoyed statistics this go round! He also responded to emails very quickly and allowed me to take the exam a day early if I needed...He is a very brilliant man and USF should be thankful he is on faculty. He needs to write the textbook for the class though!

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Robert F. Welker, Ph.D.

Because he helps students when they need it.

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Jason Beckstead

Thank you for patiently explaining the introduction to statistics and attempting to provide nursing examples to help us understand!! This was not an easy task, but he remained patient with us even when it was difficult for us to grasp some of the concepts!! Thanks again

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Theresa Beckie, Ph.D.

Dr Beckie clearly defined and explained the introductory research design concepts. More importantly she availed herself to our class for instruction and support when concepts were difficult to understand. The offered one on one attention was appreciated. She truly wants our research to be successful. Thanks again!

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Dr. Ann Abbott

I am a distance education student and wanted to commend Dr. Abbott for the education she provided in Public Health Law and Ethics. She accommodated students' needs by providing MP3 downloads of lectures and consistently assessed whether students understood concepts. When she sensed the need for clarification, she would provide an additional lecture or supplementary explanation. Additionally, I felt she treated students with respect and encouraged them to share information on the discussion board. I truly believe she is an outstanding professor who deserves recognition.

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Frank Lee McKinzie, Ph.D.

This professor helped me to continue to believe in myself. I saw the goodwill and kindness that I hope to have to be able to give one day to my students as I continue to pursue my dream of becoming a University Professor. I want to be just like this professor and I want to help people like Dr. McKinzie helped me by encouraging me to learn, be my best and work hard. Sincerely yours, Patrice Rasmussen

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Dr. Elaine Howes

My undergrad GPA didnt seem quite good enough for me to enter into this program. Since my undergrad experiences, my life had changed drastically, spending 12 years in the Air Force and later deciding to upgrade my educational portfolio to meet the challenges of the workforce. After our discussion, she began to see more of what I had experienced and how I had matured. She eventually decided to go ahead and allow me to apply for the program. I had never felt such relief and finding that I actually was about to have a new life experience. Going via the program, I've learned so much, especially having her a few times as an instructor. Now that I'm about to finish this program, entering my internship this Spring 2010, I can look back and see just how much I have experienced and how this has and will change my perspective in becoming a teacher, all due to her allowing me to take part in the program. This whole experience has shown me just how important school is and how not to take advantage of it as others aren't as fortunate.

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Dr. Margit Grieb

Dr. Margit Grieb encourages interdisciplinary study through her classroom practices. Her knowledge bases in German culture and language; cultural studies; American studies; film studies; and literature are always incorporated into her lectures and presentations. While her courses are demanding, her demeanor is understanding. She inspired my dissertation topic and is honoring me with her presence on my committee. Thanks, Margit.

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Dr. Janet Richards

I want to thank you, Dr. Richards for giving me the experience to help me grow in many ways. Although I registered in your class to learn about Qualitative Research, it went well beyond it. I experienced growth in education, in writing, in reviewing alternative forms of literature, in human interaction, and in presenting. However, I can't thank you enough for allowing me to grow personally, to lay my emotions on the table constantly, to inspire me to share my inner most feelings, and to never, never compromise who I am. We started out as your students and toward the end, you wrote "Dear Researchers" on our note for the night, Do you know how that made me feel? It's unexplainable, it was as if you validated everything I completed during the semester. Thank you seems small, but I will say it again, thank you for being you and giving me a great experience!

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Kenneth R. Van Voorhis, Ph.D

Dr. V, thank you for the learning experience. I appreciated your passion and the way you delivered the lessons.

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Dr. Sharon Hanna-West

Dr. Hanna-West, thank you for the structure and consistency you demonstrated in each class. Your work experience and professionalism enhanced the lessons.

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Dr. Michelle Mitcham-Smith

Dr. Mitcham-Smith has the highest of standards, and along with that, she has the compassion to embrace her students, right where they are, and walk with them as they take each step of their journey. She is a treasure to the University of South Florida.

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Yiliang Zhu

I think he is a great mentor and puts a lot of time and effort into assisting me with my research. He is supportive and encouraging.

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Stacy Holman Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Stacy Holman Jones did a great job in structuring a course that was useful across disciplines (I am a student in the School of Art & Art History, and I found the course to be invaluable). Her enthusiasm is infectious, and I feel lucky to have had her as one of my professors at USF.

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Dr. Kathleen McCook

Professor McCook is a wonderful instructor! Her enthusiasm for the course matter is infectious, her reading assignments are relevant and insightful, and she makes herself available at all times. Her adult services class changed the way I view reading. I have a much more complex and deeper understanding of the positive power of literacy thanks to her wonderful teaching.

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Dr. James Mortimer

It was great being your TA. I learned a lot about online teaching and teaching a large class from you. Thank you for the lovely evaluatiion. It was a great semester.

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Dr. Christina Partin

Dr. Christina Partin is a wonderful instructor/mentor who cares about her students and exemplifies characteristics that those who pursue academics should strive for. She has helped me to adjust to an unfamiliar subject area and made my educational experience significantly more worthwhile.

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Dr. Nathan Crane

Thank You Dr. Crane for all the support you gave me and all the wonderful academic discussions we had this years.

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Dr. Ronald Satterfield

Dr. Satterfield, great job with the Operational Management class and the Lean Management class last spring. Your approach and methods are very engaging and appreciated from a working student's point of view. I have learned more through the interaction and enjoyed the educational experience. You have a style that would benefit others to learn from. Have a safe and happy holiday! Matt

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Dr. Wayne Westhoff

What they wrote: Great class; wonderful reading material; provocative but fun. I would like opportunity to apply this material to real world action. Have happy holidays.

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Dr. Rudiger Schlaf

Thank you! I really enjoyed learning the basics of quantum mechanics the way you taught us.

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Dr. Stephanie Maatta-Smith

Thank you for being an awesome Professor!! Thank you for all of your help, wisdom, and understanding. You have helped me so much in my pursuits of a better future within Library Science. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me! THANKS!

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Dr.Ann Abbott

Material was tough but she was very fair; readily available for assistance.

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Boo Kwa, Ph.D.

Hi Dr. Kwa, Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us in Global Health 1. It was a great class! You were one of the reasons that assured my decision to choose USF and stay here instead of the other schools.

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Dr. Yangxin Huang

Great advice.

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Sally Fuller, Ph.D.

Thank you for taking a sincere interest in making our education meaningful and productive. Your desire for us to truly walk away having learned something in your class is greatly appreciated!

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Wayne Westhoff, Ph.D.

Hi Dr. Westhoff, Thank you very much for your assistance this semester and for being so patience and giving such prompt responses! I am glad I got to meet you in person this semester!

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James Mihelcic, Ph.D.

Hi Jim, I would like to thank you once again for being a great professor, advisor, supervisor, and friend! You are an inspiration to my pursuing grad school and choosing USF as you know!

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Dr. Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano

Dr. Sanchez-Anguiano is the type of professor that will truly go the extra mile for her students. She takes time out of her busy schedule to sit with students and get to know them and find out where they are going and how best to apply what they want to learn. But more than that, she is willing to find ways around obstacles to make sure that her students can obtain the education that is best suited to their goals in life. Her extra efforts make the difference!

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Dr. Parker

Thank you for everything Dr. Parker! Enjoy the holidays : )

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Dr. John Ferron

I had a difficult time in EDF 6407 (statistics) this semester; At midterm, I had a C and spoke to Dr. Ferron to seek his advice. I was discouraged and asked if I should drop the course. Dr. Ferron spoke with me, offered encouragement and provided various interventions to help. He assured me that if I stuck with it I could turn things around. I took Dr. Ferron's advice and was able to earn a B in the course. Dr. Ferron is an amazing professor who cares about the success of his students. I want to take this opportunity to thank him for his support!

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Christopher Meindl, Ph.D.

Dr. Meindl goes the extra mile or six for his students. Classes are rigorous, and he goes over our work with a fine-toothed comb----a lot of intensive labor on his part to a) deepen our knowledge and b) coach us to become better students/writers in general.

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Ann Hall, Ph.D.

Thank you for everything! I hope you have a great holiday break! : )

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Darlene DeMarie, Ph.D.

Thanks for a great semester Dr. D! Enojoy the holidays and new year! : )

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Dr. William Young

Dr. Young was one of my professors in Adult Education. I'm an older student (Probably the oldest)), but that did not deter him from being understanding, kind and compassionate when I had to do a presentation. I was always scared to present in front of a group of younger, much abler and intellectually sophisticated students. His understanding and guidance helped me stay committed to graduating and forging through to my goal of obtaining my Graduate degree in Adult Education. God Bless you Dr. Young, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family! Regards, Carol Atsave

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Anete Vasquez, Ph.D.

This past semester, I took Classroom Communications with Dr. Vasquez. She is a very kind, compassionate and funny human being, who is also very intelligent and knows the material she teaches. I learned a lot about various technologies that I could implement in classroom instructions. Now I must practice what I learned. It was an interesting, fun and exciting class. I am an older person changing careers in mid-life(maybe a bit past mid-life), & hope to teach in high school or a Jr. college. Unknowingly, Dr. Vasquez has shown me what sort of a teacher I want to be to my students. She's a wonderful asset to USF and a great inspiration! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year Dr. Vasquez!

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Jim Eison, Ph.D.

Thanks for being such a great mentor and a great instructor! I definitely learned so much from you, not only on the materials in this course, but also on how to become a higher education professional speaker and researcher!

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Dr. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts

Thank you for a truly challenging and enlightening educational experience - one that has made me a better person. I hope the college will embrace the importance of EDF 6883 Issues in Multicultural Education, and make this class mandatory for all programs within the College of Education. You're the best and thank you for opening eyes in so many ways.

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Dr. Marty Gould

I want to thank Dr. Gould for making each class, not only filled with information and thoughtful instruction, but more entertaining than the one before. His brilliant wit and incredible sense of humor, only matched by his knowledge of Victorian literature, makes attending his class a pleasure, a privilege...I cannot say enough. Thank you Dr. Gould.

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Dr. Yogi Goswami

I'd like to thank of Dr.Goswami for helping me in my most difficult time. Because of him, I feel life is beautiful.

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Dr. Arthur Dave Snider

I have taken three graduate courses with Professor (Dave) as he likes to be called via the APEX system. I picked up many mathematical tools that he teaches that will help me both academically and professionally. The primary reason I am thanking him, is for his clear, descriptive, and thorough teaching style. I have never met him face to face, as I am a distance student on the East side of Florida. He was always available on the phone for questions, and promply answered all my detailed emails. Just a few of the topics that I learned from him are LU, Cholesky decomposition/factorization, MATLAB, Gram-Schmidt, How to reconize Neumann\Robin\Dirichlet conditions for a wave or heat flow problem characterised by Laplace's equation and solutions to Partial Differential Equations using USFKAD. Euler's equation, finding roots of complex variables, Residue Theorem, Cauchy Goursat's theorem, Conformal Mapping, and much much more. He can captivate his audience and keep the attention of the students. Every once in a while, he interjects humor, and is extremely funny when he does, Dave, absolutely loved the Kermit the Frogs reading your PDE book!! Best representation of what I think of as a professional (and outstanding) teacher. I hope to be just like him one day, and he has inspired me to seriously consider a Phd. with the University of South Florida's Electrical Engineering program. The guy has written several books and co-authored a few as well. Don't just take my word for it, Dr. Snider has incredible reviews on web sites for his book. Take one of his best works, i.e. Fundamentals of Complex Analysis with Applications to Engineering, Science, and Mathematics. If you read the reviews for this book, you'll see what I mean. I found it hard to believe that he is actually Professor Emiritus, which basically means retired. In my opinion, he's far from retired. Outstanding Professor, I hope he keeps teaching..... forever :-)

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Natasa Jonaska, Ph.D.

Thanks a lot for your Indescribable help throughout the year to keep me on the right path to accomplish my task, many thanks.

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Dr. Joan Kaywell

You have a passion for literature and for teaching that you have passed on to each of us and by doing so, you have given each of us the gift of being better teachers. Thank you for a truly amazing experience.

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Dr. Grandon Gill

I enjoyed the debate forum and cases discussed in a refreshing format. I liked that Dr. Gill sometimes played devil's advocate to challenge your POV even if it might be the most sensical.

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Dr. Jian Lu

I want to thank Dr. Lu give us the chance to learn the knowledge of Intelligent Transportation System.

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Dr. Smita Marthur

I have just finished my degree in dec of last yr i have had many professors but the energy that you put into each class was wonderful thank you and have a great holiday.

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Dr. Yu Zhang

I want to thank Dr. Zhang for the chance to learn knowledge of transportation network analysis.

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Dr. Gayle-Evans, Guda

Dr. Gayle-Evans is a wonderful teacher. Her instruction exemplifies what a university education should provide--rigor, expertise, modeling of instructional techniques, and professional development. She always responded thoughtfully to my questions and challenged me in the assignments given. More than anything, her love of learning came through in her lectures and it really inspired me to push myself a bit further, develop my expertise in the educational field, and have fun while doing it, too! I loved how she provided many examples of quality children's literature and introduced me to many authors I had not heard of previously! Thank you, Dr. Gayle-Evans! You are an amazing professor and I am really glad that I had the opportunity to learn from you! Happy Holidays! (The Elementary Education department was not listed on this form so I put it under Childhood Education--IT needs to fix this! :))

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Dr. Jian Lu

This is the third graduate course at USF I have taken with Dr. Lu and all three have been really well run. I like the way he runs the graduate courses and how he understands the difference between graduate and undergraduate classes and teaches as such. I feel my knowledge of transportation engineering has increased due to taking his classes.

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Dr. Waynne James

Thank you for all your help and support over the past 2 years. You are a person worth knowing and I thank you for all your compassion for your students.

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Dr. Bill Young

Thank you for all your help and support over the past 2 years. You are a person worth knowing and I thank you for all your compassion for your students. Have a happy holiday and enjoy your family.

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Carla VandeWeerd, PhD

Although she expected a lot from her students, Dr. VandeWeerd demonstrated that she really cared about her students. She routinely met with students to discuss coursework, the PhD program in Community and Family Health, and life in general. Great qualities for a professor. Thank you Dr. VandeWeerd.

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Dr. Patricio

I learned a lot from him. And, I become Excel fan in his class.

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Dr. Mitcham

Thank you for being so inspiring to your students! Your personal notes in class on ways to be an effective counselor are creative examples of ways to lead in a school. Your patience yet passion for research and learning make for a refreshing combination!

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Dr. Timothy Fawcett

Dr Fawcett is knowledgeable and approachable. As a testament to his teaching skill, he made a Chemical Engineering graduate level Numerical Methods course accessible and meaningful to students of various science backgrounds and programming ability.

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Dr. Michael Rank

We can’t begin to sum up all that we have learned from Professor Rank in Foundations of Social Welfare Policy, except to say that it is often his words and his thoughts that will propel us to be better practitioners in the field of Social Work. Thank you, Dr. Rank, for giving eloquent and clear voice to the ideas so many of us feel but do not always know how to express. Thank you for being an example of the difference one person with deep convictions can make. Thank you for always telling us that we, too, could make that difference. And thank you for always pushing us to dream of what is possible, rather than settling for what is.

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Dr. Bill Campbell

Dr. Bill Campbell

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Dr. Kerry Krisman Littlewood

Dr. Littlewood is unequivocaly an extraordinary professor! Her brilliance in the classroom regarding research & statistics was duly noted. However, she never smothered us with an eagerness to impress us with her knowledge. It was her respect for and sincerity toward us as students that made her an effective teacher. Her first goal was to motivate, reassure and confirm. This helped her to better achieve her supplemental goal - to impart knowledge. Thank you, Dr. Littlewood, for your enthusiasm, inventiveness and ability to make a complex subject relevant and meaningful.

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Dr. Abdelwahab Hechiche

In a few words, I would say: Dr. Hechiche is a great human being and a wonderful professor. I was privileged and honored to have him as the Chair of my thesis committee. I have also had him as professor in the Middle East class. Extremely wonderful experience!!!!! May God Bless Him!!!

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Dr. Harry E. Vanden

Great privilege and honor to have been his student. He has made a real difference in shaping my academic formation. Great man and a wonderful professor!!! May God Bless Him!!!

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Dr. Mohsen M. Milani

A wonderful professor!!! Pleasure, privilege, and honor to have had him as my professor. He inspired me to study Iran and write the Masters thesis on Iran's security and foreign policy. He is a source of knowledge! May God Bless Him!!

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Dr. Jackson

This class was an amazing experience for me; I was exposed to new modes of thinking and evaluating the concepts of heritage and the past. Every class was highly interesting and the group project was the opportunity of a lifetime. I cannot wait to join the Anthropology department if all instructors are as competent and engaging as Dr. Jackson.

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Dr. Charles Mahan

He introduced us to the vast arena of knowledge with comfort and most approachable manner. I want to thank him for it.

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Dr. Dee Jeffers

She introduced us to the vast arena of knowledge with comfort and most approachable manner. Want to thank her for it. She is the sweetest Prof till now.

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Dr. Michelle Mitcham

Dr. Mitcham has offered so much of her time and service to her students. Her mentoring and encouragement of professional development fosters a sense of scholarship and achievement. She is truly a passionate and inspirational woman who creates a similar drive in her students. Thank your for sharing your time and passion, it is greatly appreciated.

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Dr. Dennis Kyle

Dr Kyle really made Parasitology "the class you want to go to". He kept things exciting and his passion for the subject really showed. It was inspiring. He really made me want to learn and helped me to get a true understanding of the topics. He was always available to answer questions and explain things (which is amazing considering he is out of the country like every other day!) and he honestly cares for his students and wants them to learn to the best of their abilities. I never knew I had an interest in parasites until this class! Dr. Kyle is by far the best professor I have ever had the pleasure of studying under. He needs to be recognized for his hard work and his dedication to teaching. Thank you Dr Kyle for being awesome and opening my eyes to the cool, albeit sometimes gross, world of parasites! =D

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Marcela van Olphen, Ph.D.

I would like to thank Dr. van Olphen for her mentorship and guidance throughout the past four years. She mentored me throughout coursework, my qualifying exam, proposal, and continues to do so as I complete my dissertation in the Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology doctoral program. In addition to mentoring me academically, Dr. van Olphen has been instrumental in teaching me about the importance of professional development, and with her guidance and support I have become involved in the leadership of professional organizations that make an impact on foreign language education at the national and international level.

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Margit Grieb, Ph.D.

Dr. Margit Grieb is an inspiration to all students. Her undergraduate sections are packed, and her graduate students are always demanding more from her (I am, anyway). She is always available, welcoming, attentive, helpful, compassionate, and encouraging.

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Cheryl A. Paul

Thank you for making our practicum experience this summer so enjoyable. i feel that we all grew as clinicians and learned so much from your guidance. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a wonderful fellow SLP's and have your guidance, albeit for a short time. You were amazing!

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Rosemary Closson

Dr. Closson, I have appreciated your advice, your warmth and your enthusiasm since I stepped foot into the door of our department. You take the time to ensure that the students' best interests come first and you are not afraid to be candid with your students so they don't make mistakes. It is a joy to have you in Adult, Continuing and Higher Education. We are better because of it.

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Liliana Rodriguez-Campos

Liliana, it goes without saying how much of a joy ae you in my life. You have helped me to learn and receive great gratification from our work in evaluation. I have learned so much about myself and how to use an appreciative perspective to POSITIVELY view the world. Here we are 5 classes later and better for it! Thank you for all you have done. You are a blessing to my life and the lives of those you touch.

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Robert Dedrick

Thank you for challenging us to be better students while leaving us room to grow and become the researchers we are intended to be.

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Waynne James

Dr. James, I have appreciated meeting you and having you as a professor during my time in the doctoral program. It has been great to not only get to know you, but to also have someone that is clear and honest about the road to Jerico. Thanks so much for all you do.

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William H. Young

Dr. Young, thanks for all you do to keep us going in this program. The time you have taken to help us learn the way has made a difference in the lives of all of us in the program. We appreicate you. Thank you for keeping us first and for staying grounded.

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Dr.Arslan Huseyin

Dr.Arslan is an excellent teacher.Very supportive and helpful. I am very proud to be his student.

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Dr. Elaine Howes

I want to thank Dr. Howes first of all for allowing me to enter the MAT Science Education program. My undergrad GPA wasn't quite what it should have been. With my work experience, she realized that I had potential and felt that I would be an asset to the school system and so agreed to have me apply for the program. I've never been so excited and proud of myself for having been able to continue my education by being allowed into this program. I've learned so much from my other professors as well as from Dr. Howes. She's a very down to earth person who provides so much feedback on all assignments showing you how to improve your teaching and writing strategies.

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Mary Lou Morton

You consistently demonstrate the ideals you expect and demand from others.

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Stephen E. Saddow

Dr. Saddow has helped me immensely with many aspects of three degrees, bachelors through Ph.D. He has facilitated many trips to study abroad at national laboratories in Germany and Italy. He taught me not just how to get the job done, but to do it wisely.

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Heide Castaneda

I want to thank my professor for being an excellent supervisor. She provided support and guidance with true enthusiasm throughout my research and thesis write-up. I learned a lot from her. I am very thankful to her.

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Valerie Janesick

This professor inspired me. Not only did I find her delivery of instruction intriguing, I also found her confidence admirable. She was very supportive not only in discussing our qualitative projects, but mentoring us on the doctoral process. She encouraged me to read, by exposing me to some amazing literature. I enjoyed taking her classes.

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Joan Kaywell

Joan Kaywell has been my mentor, idol, and friend since 1989 when I began the USF COE. She lives through me in every minute of interaction in the education of a child. She taught me how to teach, think and how to love through teaching. She is my hero!

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Paul Terry

I wish they could make you the Superintendent of the Nation! Dr. Terry- All kidding put to the side- I appreciate your mastery in education. I was excited to learn in your classes. You gave me an opportunity to earn an A in your class and do it creatively. Thank you so much! Robin Ruiz 2009

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Dr. Frank McKinzie

Professors come in many flavors - You are the Best of the Best! You brought to class the traditional and technical understanding of Education. You not only showed me ethics you taught me ethics becuase of who you are. You introduced me to Jonathan Kosel and helped me understand that we have a lot to be thankul for in Florida unlike other states that are less fortunate. I realize what a huge responsibility education leadership is. Thanks for helping me get there! Robin Ruiz

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Xiaomei Jiang, Ph.D.

My advisor has been the single most influence in my life for the last two years, and has brought out the best in me with her kind words of encouragement, appreciation, and wisdom. Under Dr. Jiang's guidance and advice, I have been published in a top level physics journal, won second place in a graduate level poster competition, was a semifinalist in an international competition sponsored by the Department of Energy, and was chosen for a featured article in the USF magazine (see Jan 2009). This was all in the past year. Also, Dr. Jiang has gone above and beyond the role of advisor with such acts as taking me to the hospital when I had to have surgery, and making sure I followed the doctors instructions before and after the procedure that was done. This included phone calls and visits outside of school hours, which I'm sure took time away from her family. She is truly an inspiring, intelligent, caring person, and I'm very fortunate for having known her and for her being my advisor. As I persue my PhD. in physics. I feel very confident that when it is time for me to graduate and leave USF, I will be well prepared as a physicist entering the work force, and a better person, all due to being Dr. Jiang's student.

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Kathleen de la Pena McCook, Ph.D.

I want to thank Dr. McCook for an excellent course and for the high standards she sets for her students. She encouraged each of us to publish work we did for the class which gave me the courage to submit an article I wrote for publication. I would never have done so without her encouragement. Thank you, Dr. McCook!

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Edward Kissi, Ph.D.

I would like to thank Dr. Kissi for his dedication in improving my writing skills. There are two African proverbs which express the wealth of knowledge that I learned in the African Historiography class. Having a good discussion is like having riches. African Proverb Knowledge is like a garden: If it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested. African Proverb Thank You, Professor Kissi.

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Wei Zhu, Ph.D.

Dr Zhu has been an inspiration in this program. She has always made herself available throughout my enrollment in the program. Dr. Zhu's patience and kindness have helped me when times were tough. Dr. Zhu's immense knowledge has opened a new world to me. Thank you.

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Camilla Vasquez, Ph.D.

Dr. Vasquez has been an inspiration in and out of the classroom. Every student should be so fortunate to be blessed with a professor of this caliber. She is a pillar of strength and wisdom, kind, professional and always available to her students. Thank you

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Kathleen de la Pena McCook, Ph.D.

Dr. McCook is the most inspiring professor I have had at USF. She puts all her energy into her teaching and lights a fire in each student. Many years from now the one professor I shall still remember vividly from my graduate school years will be Dr. McCook. Thank you so much for everything.

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Mary Webb, RN, Ph.D.

Dr. Webb is a valuable asset to USF and the Nursing Profession. She has provided me with valuable information to use in my career as a Nurse Practitioner.

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James King, Ph.D.

Thanks, Dr. King. You made me see that of which I previously was unaware; you made me feel like learning with a fervency unfelt by me before; you believed in me when I wanted to give up. You are the professor I aspire to be.

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Joan Kaywell, Ph.D.

Beginning with my first semester here, Dr. Kaywell has impacted my life in a positive way. Her passion for teaching and teachers shines through in every class. Her encouragement and belief in my future success as an educator has kept me focused and enabled me to believe that of myself also. She is my mentor and my teacher hero! You rock, Kaywell…

Professor/Instructor
Joan Kaywell, Ph.D.

Dr. Kaywell has pushed me harder than any other professor every has. She wants greatness in all of her students and she works hard to pull that greatness out of them. I felt like I really got a great education at USF because of her and I know that I will never be the same person or teacher that I might have been without her. I am sure that my students are also very thankful :-)

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Dr. Michael Rank

I would like to thank Dr. Rank for being a professor who models the social work values and ethics that he teaches in the classroom. He is empathic and understanding, and he hears what you have to say. Dr. Rank is an enthusiastic trauma teacher who truly enjoys the subject matter that he teaches. His class presentations are well thought out and informative; he is up-to-date with the material he presents; and he instills the "love of trauma" in all of those who come to learn. Thank you for being a great teacher!

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Sally Speer

I would like to thank Professor Speer for being an excellent teacher and clinician. The skills that you taught me have served me well for many years. I have passed on "What a Wonder They Are" to many interns.

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Graham Tobin, Ph.D.

Thank you, Dr. Tobin, for assuming the dual role as my thesis advisor and mentor throughout my graduate school experience. I can't thank you enough for helping me believe in my own ability to succeed in all endeavors. When everything became too serious and stressful, you reminded me to have a sense of humor, which I believe is the reason I never gave up. In addition, you inspired me to do something that I never expected to do - TEACH! I found something that I am deeply passionate about and I now understand why you spent so much of your time helping the students (even if it meant eating Cheetos for lunch and dinner). Thank you for being so committed to your students! Thank you for everything you have given me that I can now pass on to my students!

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Dr. Sharon Hanna - West

I want to thank Dr. Hanna-West for broadening the horizons of all MBA students. She has a great way of challenging the students to look beyond the dollars and cents. Her classes are very engaging!

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David Johnson, Ph.D.

This under recognized faculty member serves a vital and often undervalued service as a mentor to the LGBTQ student body across both graduate and undergraduate populations; the visibility of LGBTQ scholarship produced by David Johnson is particularly important to the diversity of USF and illustrates how USF is actively pursuing it's mission; David also is especially valuable as a committee member having already produced a textbook in his discipline and possesses a depth of knowledge about US history and is uncommonly adept at communicating and imparting that knowledge to all his students. He deserves to be rewarded and recognized - indeed a failure to do so is an indictment against progressive thought for USF as a whole.

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Dr. Elizabeth Barnett Pathak

Over the past year I have been impressed by several aspects of her teaching style. The most impressive is the level of preparation that she clearly puts into each class session. She requires a high level of involvement from her students but this expected level is surpassed by her own involvement and understanding of the material that is covered. This nominee also brings a certain methodical approach to her classes that I appreciate. Her expectations are clearly articulated at the beginning of the course and any changes to these expectations are brought about with a timely warning that displays a level of respect for the student. This teaching style has inspired me to be methodical and motivated me to transcend mediocrity in my own studies and instead mimic the excellence that I observe in this professor.

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Dr. Stephanie Bryant

Dr. Bryant is truly committed to her students. She cares about their experience and values their input. She is always available to help and consistently works to improve the SOA and provide opportunities for her students. We’re lucky to have her.

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Steven Sanders

Steve Sanders has made a remarkable impact on my career here at USF. He has not only guided me in the right directions learning through the process of my PhD, but he has been a positive outlet and colleague that I trust and highly respect. This incredibly challenging degree has been an amazing process and I owe much of that to Steve Sanders.

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Gary Lemons

Professor Lemons does a terrific job of modeling a feminist pedagogical classroom as he teaches the course. His enthusiasiam and dedication are always with us in the classroom and because of him, I will be a better student and teacher.

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Sara L, Crawley

Dr. Crawley has a unique way of creating a conversation that reinforces ideas and issues both past and present in connection with the conversation in the classroom. She is relaxed and patient in the classroom but sets and holds a high standard for her students.

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Dr. Laura Runge

I think this is a great idea considering all of the sites used to vent about professors. I just want to thank Dr. Runge for having the guts to stick by potentially marginal students and to give them the support and confidence they need in order to succeed and be positive representations for USF. She has been my inspiration and the reason for my desire to complete the entire program! Thank you.

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Dorian Vizcain

I have a great deal of trouble analyzing statistics. Dr. Vizcain spent extra time after class to answer addition questions. He would go over material until we were sure we understood a concept. He also demystified statistics and made the class really fun! I also enjoyed the way he made the information applicable to us in our careers.

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Catherine Chiaradonna

I just wanted to thank you for not only letting us call you by first name, but for your wonderful feedback on our work. You truly inspire me to do better, and I am always looking forward to submitting my work to you because you appreciate it. Thank you for always responding in a timely manner and for your high level of organization! You make graduate school worthwhile.

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Dr. Linda Evans

Dr. Evans has an incredible passion for education, literacy, and language. I loved being in her class and more importantly she helped guide me and offered me opportunities to grow. Thanks you Ms. Evans for all your support and I will never forget you!

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Dr. Burt Anderson

Dr. Anderson is one of the best professors in the college of medicine. He knows how to make complex ideas easy to understand and learn. However, more importantly, he is extremely generous with his time and will work with people in his class to facilitate learning. He is passionate about teaching. And although he has to keep a busy schedule in his lab, he gives time to each individual student. It seems for him that he not only wants to teach us, but learn about each individual and help them reach their goals. Thanks Dr. Anderson, you really make a difference.

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Dr. Alan Balfour

In part, I would like to thank Dr. Balfour for teaching a class that was meant to change one's perspective of how "success" is achieved, and doing just that. Some may not approve of the Socratic method, but it's helpful to all: students prepare more (and therefore have more invested in the discussions) and they contribute more often. Before I attended the first Leadership Perspective class, I read in Dr. Balfour's handouts the phrase "Judge on Inputs" which was a regular theme throughout the course and has been an important concept for me.It is in this class that I learned being a leader is about leading a balanced, productive life that is fulfilling. I'd also like to thank Dr. Balfour for being a living example of his own lessons. I often run into him at the recreation center where he works on the inputs. He's right: when you see someone working hard on the inputs to their own success, you come to expect great things to happen to them. We are all lucky to have Dr. Balfour contributing to our education through this class and through all he does to support the College of Business.

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Dr. Chris Simmons

Dr. Simmons, I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my social work education. I have continued to apply the core values of the profession in ALL aspects of my life. I am also inspired by your most recent accomplishment of obtaining your doctorates degree. I know I have lots of hard work ahead of me, but your actions have motivated me to follow in your foot steps.

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Dr. Stephanie Maatta

Thank you for being such a wonderful professor. It is too bad not every professor can be as inspiring as you!

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Dr. Iraida Carrion

Dr. Carrion models the the gold standard for social workers. She creates an exceptional environment for learning by providing knowledge and skills. As an individual, she is truly representative the social work's core values.

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Professor Roger Ariew

I'd like to thank Professor Roger Ariew for many things, but I will mention only a couple here. I'd like to thank him for taking out many many hours of his time to discuss early modern philosophy with me - despite his many duties as chair of the philosophy department, and despite the many contractual obligations for publishing papers he had! The many many hours he spent with me answering my questions and guiding my reading changed the course of my life in what I will be doing my doctorate in and concentrating my studies on for perhaps the rest of my life. As most writers acknowledge in their works, one of the greatest pleasures they experience is the pleasure of being part of a community of similarly interested scholars. I've not only enjoyed this in spades in discussions with him (who is, by the way, an incredibly prolific and world-renowned scholar), but also with one who treats me as if I were intelligent and had important things to say! He also never discouraged my researches and intellectual curiosities, even when they were "out there", but instead encouraged them. I couldn't have asked for a better professor or a happier time in graduate school thanks to him. -- Anthony DeSantis

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Dr. Ann Riedling

Dear Dr. R., Thank you for your support and encouragement! Even though I never met you in person(yet)I feel an attachment like you are "in my corner". Thanks! This has been a big deal for me to be enrolled in the MLIS program and now have this job as a School Media Specialist. I don't think I would have the courage to perform in this position if it were not for you and your sound guidance along the way. Today I was recognized by my Principal (at the Faculty Staff Meeting) and given an award for starting 2 book clubs, a journalism club, an after-care story telling time, a partnership in education program all within the past 5 weeks. What the teachers were happy about is this: My friend, Tina, has five Australian Sheppards that are trained Reading Therapy dogs registered as "workers' with the Broward County Humane Society. The one dog, MACK came and 75 second graders had the opportunity to read to him. What a big hit! MACK will be returning for more of the grades to participate. The Principal and 99% of the Faculty are canine-lovers...which is so nice. MACK's info is at http://www.havedog.com I sent this to Dr. Riedling and what I wanted to make clear is this: She is the most wonderful, enthusiastic and encouraging professor. I could never be in this position without her guidance, superior coursework she developed, and how much she is willing to help. I am filled with gratitude for the instruction I have received along the entire way at USF. With appreciation, Susan

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Tony Onwuegbuzie

I learned so much about qualitative and quantitative analysis in a manner that united them instead of the devisive manner that other qualitative classes treat the bifurcation.

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Dr. Navita James

Dr. James, I would like to thank you for opening my eyes to the ideas of cross-cultural competencies and student academic engagement before I even knew what they were. I was enrolled in your course as an undergraduate and I still remember how you were able to incorporate engagement and interaction in a class of about 200 students in a movie theater... remember the color line? Anyhow, I was honored to present you with recognition a few years back at the USF Ambassador's Apple Polishing event, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to do it again. You deserve it! Keep up the great work and thank you for the positive influence you've had on my educational outlook.

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Dr. Lenford C. Sutton

Dr. Sutton is a straightforward yet inspirational teacher to future school leaders.

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Jenny Molloy

Jenny Molloy is a great professor. She is passionate about teaching and growing new nurses. She encourages you and makes you believe in yourself. She has trully inspired me. She is a great asset to the nursing profession.

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Dr. Stephanie Marhefka

Dr. Marhefka is one of the most engaged instructors that I've ever studied under. She is responsive to students concerns and is fair in her grading methods. Equally important, she conveys the sense that she genuinely enjoys what she is doing, which makes learning enjoyable for her students. Thank you, Dr. Marhefka, for a great semester!

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Dr. Liliana Rodriguez-Campos

Taking the evaluation courses has been a transformational educational experience. You have been exceptionally supportive and always go above and beyond making each experience exceptional. I feel fortunate to continue acquiring new knowledge from you.

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Dr. Phyllis Jones

I want to Thank Dr. Jones for supporting my classmates and me through the graduate program requirements and inspiring us to continue to expand our minds.

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Dr. Phillip Sipiora

Dr. Sipiora has been a constant source of knowledge, support, and patience since my first class with him in fall of 2006. He continues to teach me much about academia, scholarship, and literature, including filmic and theoretical texts. He has been, and will hopefully continue to be, integral to my academic progression from green PhD student to feasible job candidate.

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Dr. James Mortimer

Thank you Prof. Mortimer for breaking down the monster I was so scared of when embarking on my MPH journey. This is the first time in my academic career that I am actually a) fully grasping Statistics and b) even enjoying the subject!

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Dr. Heather Vinson

Since taking "Contemporary Thought" with Professor Vinson, I have used the knowledge from her class over and over. Now I feel like I am much better equipped to participate in the world of contemporary art. She went out of her way to make this sometimes challenging material relevant and accessible for studio artists. She also took a vested interest in our work as artists by talking about our work in class and attending our final critiques. Thank you Professor Vinson!

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Dr. Stephanie Maatta Smith

I am grateful for Professor Maatta's research guidance and scholarly advising. Along with my School's other graduates and distinguished faculty, she taught me well. Last Fall, I was prepared by her to react readily to USF's inaugural ResearchOne Poster Symposium & Competition with a poster entitled "Advocating and promoting the value of public libraries in these hard economic times." This semester, Dr. Maatta continues to guide my research in her LIS 6624 course and I'm one of her students accepted to present my same, competitive poster next month in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee, College of Communication and Information's 31st Annual Research Symposium. Their theme of "Power and Politics: Communication and Information" relates well to what I study at USF's library school and relates daily to leading national news concerning President Obama's economic stimulus package. This legislation will directly support public libraries in many ways in these hard times. The research skills Dr. Maatta teaches are a tremendous credit to our School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), its Director (Dr. John Gathegi), the USF Graduate School and the USF Office of Research and Innovation. As a USF Life Alumnus, I'm also strengthened by Dr. Maatta's advisory role with the SLIS Student Organizations of the Am. Library Assoc., Special Library Assoc., and the Society for Information & Technology. Thank you, Dr. Maatta, for passing a brightly burning torch to your students!

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Dr. Brad Schafer

Thank you for all of your help on my dissertation!

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Clyde Gwinn, M.D.

I really like this professor. You can’t imagine how did he help me .He is really a great teacher. He was really kind, and generous with me .To be honest I wouldn’t pass this class without his great help. I can’t find the right way to thank him How can I express my appreciation to this wonderful professor? So through this site I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you personally for all the time you spent with me trying to solve my problem and helping me to overcome this course. . Again, thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your generosity.

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Dr. Jacob Caflisch

Dr. Caflisch has been a true mentor, in the old school sense of the word. He has taken the time and attention to read my written work and has attached thoughtful, constructive and gentle criticism and comments. Conversations range from music and Russian culture and literature- to his specialty-theoretical linguistics, a dying (even he admits) or perhaps re-emerging scientific field. I truly enjoy the contact and the conversation, the development of collegial trust, and commitment to hard, yet enduring academic work.

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McMillan, Susan

I would like to thank My Academic Advisor Dr Susan McMillan for her support and her great help. When I started this oncology program I was nervous and afraid. But Dr McMillen was always there for us. Dr McMillan Thank you for taking the time to talk with me and setting trying to solve my problem. I sincerely appreciate the time you spent reviewing my educational goals and recommending strategies for achieving them. Your advice was very helpful and gave me a new perspective on my life. Please let her know I appreciate how comfortable she made me feel not only in her class but in the other classes. She always being supportive to her student, trying to solve their problem. I can’t forget what she did with me in the path physiology class. Without her I couldn’t pass the final exam. Dr McMillan I can't thank you enough for what you are doing to your student. Again, thank you so much for your time, your energy, and for your help. I greatly appreciate the assistance you have provided me.

Professor/Instructor
Rebecca Kukla

Dr. Kukla is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She engages with the class in such a way that it provokes new ways of looking at things and challenges our own views. I have personally experienced this with her. She definitely knows her stuff! She assigns a lot of interesting reading material, and it's all worth it! She follows her syllabus to the T, & she's very organized. I wish I could take all my classes with her! Kudos to Dr. Kukla!!!

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Dr. James White

My work with Dr. White has always been supported and critically evaluated for quality and integrity. Few professors are willing, or even able, to help students to aspire to their highest goals, in all areas of work and research. Dr. White's words and actions are backed by his own example, untiring effort and calm commitment to creative and academically sound work.

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Dr. Roger Brindley

Another student and friend summed up Dr. Brindley's approach-superbly: " you do as much work or more, you learn everything and more, you work the hardest and more-WITHOUT THE STRESS!" What a gift! Dr. Brindley is truly a gifted teacher and has inspired me to work beyond my limits and abilities. Without his quiet and strong support for my work, there was a time I might not have continued. But knowing he is cheering me on, to work hard and create quality work, I am inspired. I believe his deep respect for the human range of abilities and his insights into human nature have given him a truly value gift in when working with students of all ages.

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Dr. Joan Kaywell

As soon as I saw this new feature, Dr. Kaywell was the first person I thought of. Although there are many professors who have impacted my learning, Dr. Kaywell's rigorous curriculum each and every time I've had the privilege to be in her class, has prepared me to take on any challenge in any class I have taken. THANKS Dr. K

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Dr. Linda Whiteford

Dr. Whiteford does so much for so many people. She works on the weekend to catch up with the many requests people, including myself, make of her. I do not know when she rests, but I do know her assistance, feedback and support have been invaluable to me. She allowed me go half way around the world to complete my thesis even though the arrangement means more work for her. I want her to know how much I appreciate all of her efforts and that she is an inspiration to me and many others! Thank you! Bif From: Kep, Cambodia

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Deanna Michael

Thank you for taking the time to treat me as a student and not just a number in a program. When I was overseas I wasn't quite sure if I would be able to come back to the College Of Education and now I'm less than a year away from my final internship and a Masters Degree and for that I just wanted to say thank you.

Professor/Instructor
Boo Kwa

Dr. Kwa is an outstanding professor, advisor, and department chair. He always has time to listen to students, and not only does he listen but he cares about student needs and helps to change the department for the students.

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Dr. Alan Balfour

Dr. Balfour went above and beyond assisting me in my new position as a manager. Citing books to read and helping to develop my management skills.

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Dr. Whalen

Dr. Whalen changed the way I view the world and my place in it. He is a wonderful professor who has made an indelible and positive mark, not only on me, but on many students. His passion for human rights is evident from the first day of class. He subtly infuses students with an awareness of political power struggles in such a way that they will no longer view the world without consideration of his teachings. He is a treasure.

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Amy Stuart

Thank you for a wonderful class. The fall air pollution class has opened my horizon in air pollution. Coming from pure epidemiology and no chemistry for 20 years I thought I will not be able to do this class. You really helped me understand concept of air pollution. Class was intense and full of concept. A very difficult class to teach in one semester, but job well done.

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Jackie Hinckley, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

I am a TA for one of the best professors I've ever had the opportunity to learn from, Professor Jackie Hinckley. I want to thank my professor for taking time out of her schedule to meet with me every week. During our meetings she first always asks how I've been doing, making our interactions more informal and warm. Next she asks me about assignments in other classes. She offers advice on how to benefit from my other courses and assignments/projects. I know this is not a requirement for her and appreciate her extra support. She then talks with me about the work we need to accomplish in the course in which I am the TA. She uses every assignment in the course as an opportunity to teach me how to become a great professor, clinician, and researcher. I greatly appreciate her! A teacher affects eternity. You never know where their influence stops. -Tuesdays with Morrie

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Dr. Haichun Sun

Terrfic class! Impressive, informative. Like it.

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Yicheng Tu

A wonderful class atmosphere and generous on grades

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Elisabeth Condon

Elisabeth has an energy and enthusiasm that inspires me to go the extra mile...She is sensitive and intuitive to her student's needs.

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Dr. Chris Ferekides

Dr. Chris Thank you for showing your trust on me. You have shown me the path of hardwork. I am proud to be your student because not only in the engineering, but also in the field of life. You are the BEST!!!!

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Dr. Mohamed Eddaoudi

He is the smartest person i ever met when it comes to chemistry :) and also he made me realize that chemistry is my passion.

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Dr. John Jermier

Dr. Jermier is one of my favorite professors. I have taken multiple classes with him at the graduate and undergraduate level. His teaching style is discussion based rather than lecture focused. He provides both recent and relevant articles to build his coursework around. I have found Dr. Jermier to be very accessible outside of the classroom several months after completing his course. I would recommend that all students consider his classes, as you will not be disappointed with the content or the interest of Dr. Jermier.

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Dr. Frank McKinzie

Dr. McKinzie is genuine through and through. He learns your name within minutes of beginning the class which makes you feel important and not like a number. His approach is down to earth and obtainable. He takes a difficult subject and makes it fun. Thanks!

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Dr. Glenn Smith

I want to thank Dr Smith for his help and words of encouragement during the M Ed IT program. I had re-entered education after a prolonged absence and his welcoming demeanor, encouragement and guidance were invaluable in making the transition smooth and the program successful. He is a great asset to the Department.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Frank McKinzie

I have learned so much for the classes I have taken with Dr. McKinzie. I feel prepared for the "real world" of educational leadership, something that can very stressful and scary. He always has stories and experiences from his time as an educational leader. He makes sure that we have all mastered the material before we leave his classroom. I owe much of my success to Dr. McKinzie and all that he has taught me. I hope that every student that goes into educational leadership has the opportunity to have Dr. McKinzie as a professor.

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Jay Hunsberger

You've made me step up my game, and make me feel like I really can do this. You have no idea how much confidence you've given me, both as a person and a tubist. I don't know how you manage to push me while being the most super nice person ever. ;-) I love you Jay! You're the best!

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Amy Menna

THANK YOU! Your class was the most engaging and influential class of this entire program. I appreciate your experiential teaching methods. You treated us with respect and valued our input. I can't thank you enough for the experience.

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Dr. Marty Gould

Thank you for being so intellectually rigorous, yet eminently approachable. Many professors are brilliant and challenging, many are encouraging and inspiring, but few are both at once. You demand so much from your students, but make it so exciting and fun that it feels effortless. Thanks!

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Dr. Brad Diamond

Dr. Diamond has truly improved me as a vocalist, and has taught me lessons that will benefit me for the rest of my life. I now know how to utilize my time practicing in a more efficient manner, my voice has improved, and the lessons will will last me a lifetime. Thank you for teaching me, and for showing me that I have the tools to improve myself.

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Dr. Ali Yalcin

I appreciate very much the work of Dr Ali Yalcin. He is a very organized, focused and inspiring professor. His classes are challenging, interactive and helped me to integrate the knowledge gained in other courses in a practical and useful way. I want to say “Thank you Dr. Yalcin”.

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Dr. Wendy Greenidge

Dr. G - Thank you for always being encouraging, for inspiring us to be the best counselors possible, and for your dedication to helping us grow in our careers. I'm so glad you chose to come to USF while I was here...You are truly a bright spot in our program!

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Dr. C. Victor Fung

Thank you for all your patience, expertise, guidance, diplomacy, wisdom, and everything else that you do! It is very much appreciated!

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Dr. James Stock

Dr. Stock has extensive knowledge and research experience in marketing, particulary logistics and supply chain management (which are the fields that I am currently focus on). I am very impressed in his contributions (e.g. preparing update presentation materials and concerns for all students (e.g. keep asking whether he is speaking to fast or not because he knows that English is not my first language). He always welcome students to ask questions in his office and give a very quick feedback to all of the e-mails I wrote to him. He always tries to explain as much clear as possible even sometimes it consumes lots of his time. Outside of his responsibility as an instructor of this class, he always acknowledge me about things that will benefits me such as becoming a member of Council of Supply Chain Management Professional and lending me some textbooks (which some of them cannot be bought in the US). Last but not least, I am very pround to be one of his students. He is my role model for being a high quality marketing instructor/researcher.

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Dr. Hunt Hawkins

Dr. Hawkins teaches through conversation. He allows students to share insights and opinions, to self-moderate and discuss, while ensuring that all students are given the opportunity to listen and to learn. He encourages academic discourse in a way that makes his students better scholars and better teachers.

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Dr. Elizabeth Shaunessy

Dr. Shaunessy, Thank you for promoting the reflective process in your classes. Because you have made me examine myself under a microscope, I can see a difference in how I am in my own classroom. I thank you and my students thank you!

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Dr. Anete Vasquez

Dr. Vasquez taught me about English, Education, strategies, teaching ideas, but I ended up learning so much more about the field of education and about myself, as well. She is truly a wonderful professor and person. Thank you for a great semester!!

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Dr. Robert M. McCormick

Bob McCormick is always there to help anyone who asks for it. He is always doing his best to see that you get what you pay for out of his classes and has been a great teacher. His dedication to his job is truly unmatched!

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Dr. Stephen Suen

Dr Suen has challenged us to get the best out of us and at the same time made sure that we would meet the challenge; the best depiction of him would be that of an old and wise chinese master committed to his students through his example. Thank very much Dr Suen

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Dr. Sheila Diecidue

You are an amazing professor. Thanks for everything you did for me.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Nicole Discenza

Dr. Diszenza changed my whole perspective on life and literature. She is brilliant. If I were wealthy, I would donate money to the school to create a medieval chair, and ONLY Dr. Diszena would fit the position. Dr.Diszena- Canady Chair of Medieval studies!

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Jungwon Yoon

Dr. Yoon is an outstanding professor. She is passionate about her area of study (especially the indexing of images) and this is conveyed to her students. We learned a great deal, even building (small) thesauri complete with controlled vocabularies, from scratch. Her methods are linear and clear, and her patience is a blessing. I am so happy I was able to take two classes with this dedicated educator. Thank you, Dr. Yoon!

Professor/Instructor
Jamie S. Hansen

Jamie Hansen is a godsend to anyone who dreams of being a cataloger. She teaches this class (and another excellent one, Organization of Knowledge II, a/k/a LC Subject Headings & Classification) 'hands-on' -- the only effective way these skills can be taught. Cataloging is an art as well as a science; she taught us this, too. She loves what she is doing, she has true expertise, and we are all the better for it. Thank you!

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Shannon Suldo

Your understanding, concern, and guidance have been invaluable to our development as both professionals and young adults. Thank you for always pushing us to improve and challenging us to grow. You have inspired us to make a difference rather than settling for what is. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Michael Curtis

Your understanding, concern, and guidance have been invaluable to our development as both professionals and young adults. Thank you for always pushing us to improve and challenging us to grow. You have inspired us to make a difference rather than settling for what is. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Linda Raffaele

Your understanding, concern, and guidance have been invaluable to our development as both professionals and young adults. Thank you for always pushing us to improve and challenging us to grow. You have inspired us to make a difference rather than settling for what is. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. George Batsche

Your understanding, concern, and guidance have been invaluable to our development as both professionals and young adults. Thank you for always pushing us to improve and challenging us to grow. You have inspired us to make a difference rather than settling for what is. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Kathy Bradley-Klug

Your understanding, concern, and guidance have been invaluable to our development as both professionals and young adults. Thank you for always pushing us to improve and challenging us to grow. You have inspired us to make a difference rather than settling for what is. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Rance Harbor

Your understanding, concern, and guidance have been invaluable to our development as both professionals and young adults. Thank you for always pushing us to improve and challenging us to grow. You have inspired us to make a difference rather than settling for what is. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Julia Ogg

Your understanding, concern, and guidance have been invaluable to our development as both professionals and young adults. Thank you for always pushing us to improve and challenging us to grow. You have inspired us to make a difference rather than settling for what is. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Professor/Instructor
Dr. Constance Hines

Your understanding, concern, and guidance have been invaluable to our development as both professionals and young adults. Thank you for always pushing us to improve and challenging us to grow. You have inspired us to make a difference rather than settling for what is. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

The Office of Graduate Studies wishes to acknowledge the work of Samuel Hodge of Temple University that inspired and served as the template for our Thank Your Professor site.