Professors give students the power of knowledge and a better understanding of each student’s interests. As all Juniata students have noticed, each professor has a unique way of teaching, and attracting students’ attention. Here are some interesting impressions that were made on them.
Ellen Santa Maria ’12, Wallingford, Pa.: The professor who stands out the most to me would be Peter Goldstein. His office is a great representation of his fun personality. For anyone who has ever been there, you might recall the plastic doll leg he found in a dumpster, the toothbrushes and half used tubes of toothpaste and various unidentifiable toys and trinkets. Unfortunately, now that his office is in Founders, I guess he has to clean up his act. He also is obsessed with cats and kittens.
Lindsey Beideman ’12, Downingtown, Pa.: I think Richard Mahoney (professor of peace studies) impressed me the most. He is very, very intelligent. He has quite a repertoire of knowledge. He has done a lot of different jobs, has a good sense of humor, and also makes learning fun.
Jonathon Wang ’11, international student from China: I have to say Song Gao (assistant professor of economics) made the greatest impression on me. I enjoyed how he treats students as friends; it makes me very comfortable around him. He also plays video games with students!
Kim Padula ’13, Irmo, S.C.: I’d have to say Sarah Worley impresses me the most, because of her amusing and energetic personality. She also makes the materials interesting and easy to comprehend.
Lingzi Mao ’12. international student, China: My sociology professor Bob Reilly made the greatest impression on me. He shows respect to all of his students, and he thinks a lot about us. The topics that he teaches are not limited to the text book, and shows vividness in his teaching. Besides his energetic teaching, the homework assignments are also very well organized and let us gain lots of knowledge.
—Helen Hu, Juniata Online Journalist