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Fill in the blank: “My favorite professor at the U was _______”

Fill in the blank: “My favorite professor at the U was _____”

Everyone talks about the great professors they’ve had at the U and what a transformative experience it was to take their classes. But we wanted to know — who are these professors? So, we asked the University of Utah social media community to “fill in the blank…”

Here’s some of the response:

  1. Fill in the blank: My favorite professor at the U was _________
  2. I met my husband in Marci Butterfields accounting class, but Vergobbi taught one exciting media law class!!! Once, he put a Barbie in a blender to demonstrate copyright law.
  3. @UUtah: “Fill in the blank: My favorite professors at the U were John Heemstra for chemistry & Mark Nielsen for Human Anatomy. Great guys!
  4. John Vrooman and Susan Chestine both business professors (Vrooman taught a very popular Liberal Ed class called Duality of Values)
  5. Dr. Ojala! She was incredibly knowledgable and accessible. I appreciated the effort she put into making her lectures interesting and exciting.
  6. Here’s Professor Ragsdale at work and in his element during the annual Faraday Christmas Lecture:
  7. Definitely Mark Matheson from the English Dept. and Nadja Durbach from the History Dept. BEST instructors I have ever had – the U is lucky to have them! I sincerely enjoyed their classes and wish I could go back and take more!!
  8. A tie between Prof. Alfeld for Calculus II and Prof. Heemstra for Gen Chem II :)
  9. RT @UUtah: “Fill in the blank: My favorite professor at the U was _________” Ken Foster!
  10. @UUtah Jim Fisher. Someone who really cared about teaching and was willing to push the boundaries
  11. ^^ yes prof. Christine jones!! Or prof. Jerry Root. They were so fantastic and helped me so much every step.
  12. Dave Vergobbi, Communication — part of the reason I went on to grad school.
  13. RT @UUtah “Fill in the blank: My favorite professor at the U was _________”” Dr Ed Lueders, English. He made me feel invincible as a writer
  14. “@UUtah: Fill in the blank: My favorite professor at the U was _________” Sonia Salari has been super great 2 semesters strong!
  15. “@UUtah: Fill in the blank: My favorite professor at the U was _________” easy. Holly Sebahar
  16. Matt Bradley, director of the Social Scholars Justice program, inspired numerous youths from Utah’s Latino and Pacific Islander communities to pursue an education. He passed on March 20, 2012, and is remembered and missed by students, colleagues, friends and family. Here’s a feature from the Salt Lake Tribune a day after his death:
  17. Dr. Harmon in the business department. Had several classes from him. All were good.
  18. @UUtah Fill in the blank: My favorite professor at the U was _________”. Teresa Martinez, Bob Goldberg & Dave Temme!
  19. @UUtah Mark Matheson and Fred Montague were my favorites. MM knew me by sight 10 years after I took his Shakespeare class. Incredible.
  20. Too many to name – Ed Fankhauser (RIP), Vrooman, Griksheit, Sandomir!
  21. “@UUtah: “Fill in the blank: My favorite professor at the U was _________” RT @RissaJayBass: Nona Brown for Writing. :)” Daigh Tufts for me

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