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Great professors are pretty hard to come by, so it’s always nice to know what kind of person your teacher is ahead of time. Here’s ten of the best professors at University of New Hampshire!

1. Adam Wenzel

Adam wenzel unh

Rating: 100%
Department: Psychology

Courses Taught:

PSYC101 – Learn More
PSYC401 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“I LOVED THIS CLASS! By far the best professor on campus. He is hysterical. I used to hate psychology, and know I love it! Def. try and get him for your psych professor if possible!”
“Great man, great professor. Easy to learn from, extremely fair, and easy to get to know outside of class! If you can get him as a prof, go for it, I can guarantee a great class!”
“By far one of the best professors I’ve had. Extremely funny, knows how to interest a class and is always available for help. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to relate boring topics to students lives. If you get the chance, don’t pass it up, he’s one of the best!”

2. Kateryna Sylaska

Kateryna Sylaska

Rating: 100%
Department: Psychology

Courses Taught:

PSYC240 – Learn More
PSYC552 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“Kateryna is a wonderful teacher! You can’t go wrong taking a class with her. She applies concepts to everyday life scenarios so that student’s can easily grasp them. She’s passionate, involved, personable and so on.”
“One of the best teachers I had here! She can go off on tangents sometimes that aren’t exactly relevant but is more than willing to offer any extra help to students and is very understanding. Tests are also open book and open note so if you show up to class you will get an A.”
“Kateryna is amazing. She is a great professor and a kind, caring, smart person who really cares about her students and wants them to do well.”

3. John Ernest

John Ernest unh

Rating: 100%
Department: English

Courses Taught:

ENG400 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“He changed the way I view literature and the world. I was shocked to see a bald, middle-aged white man teaching African American Lit; however, Prof. Ernest discussed race and literature on a level that was fresh, engaging, and insightful. The paradox of understanding will stay with me forever.”
“An amazing professor who will radically affect the way you see things. He invests so much time into his students and their assignments that you know he cares about your progress. One of those unique professors you will always remember and to whom you will forever remain indebted.”
“The best teacher at UNH. A much needed teacher to help with all those that have no experience with African-American culture.”

4. Heather Barker

Heather Barker unh

Rating: 100%
Department: Education

Courses Taught:

EDUC751 – Learn More
EDUC851 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“What an amazing teacher. This was the best professor I have had in my educational career. She has taught me so much in just this short semester. I walked away from this class feeling really good about becoming a future teacher.”
“Heather is one of the best professors I’ve ever had. I can credit almost everything I’ve learned about actual classroom instruction to this class. This class should be the #1 mandatory class for teacher education.”
“Heather is an excellent professor. I would love to take more classes with her. There is a lot of work but the assignments are meaningful which made them easier to complete. Easy grader and the class goes by very fast. She is a great professor and person.”

5. Edward Andrews

Edward Andrews

Rating: 100%
Department: History

Courses Taught:

HIST401 – Learn More
HIST405 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“Prof. Andrews is the best teacher I’ve had at college. He’s very engaging, intelligent, and prepares you well for exams and papers. As long as you keep up with the work and pay attention in class, you’ll do fine.”
“Awesome professor. He makes history really interesting, he’s goofy and easy to listen to during lectures. Does assign a lot of reading and he is critical on papers but definitely worth taking the class.”
“Ted is a great teacher. His powerpoints are very helpful and he doesn’t move too quickly. I signed up for his class with little enthusiasm, but I ended up really enjoying it. I would recommend his classes to anyone in need of a history gen ed.”

6. Rikki Miller

Rikki Miller unh

Rating: 100%
Department: Psychology

Courses Taught:

PSYC402 – Learn More
PSYC401 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“Rikki is an amazing professor. She’s really understanding and tries hard to learn her student’s names to make it a more personalized class. She really knows what she’s talking about and can explain it in a way that makes perfect sense. ”
“Rikki is one of the best professors UNH has. Makes power points available before class, and really wants to make sure you understand the material. Easy grader.”
“Rikki is great. Probably one of the best professors I’ve had at UNH so far. She goes out of her way to make sure you understand the material presented. Very straight forwards as to what she wants you to know for the exam.”

7. David Wilson

David Wilson unh

Rating: 100%
Department: Philosophy

Courses Taught:

PHIL110 – Learn More
PHIL450 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“Great prof, had a heavy emphasis on ecological education.”
“Really easy class, basically just attend, read the books and write the papers, which if you follow the syllabus you will get full points. Very enthusiastic and pretty amusing. Such an easy science gen ed.”
“Awesome teacher! Loved him. Would take him again.”

8. Keith Gilmore

Keith Gilmore unh

Rating: 100%
Department: English

Courses Taught:

ENGL401 – Learn More
ENGL527 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“I had the great pleasure of auditing one of Mr. Gilmores classes. I must say he is one of the most forward thinking Professors of our day, going far beyond typical expectations, combining music and meditation with lessons is a refreshing change.”
“Great teacher, great class. Keith is hilarious and you learn a lot.”
“Keith Gilmore is the best teacher I have ever had. He was extremely helpful, and each class was different and exciting.”

9. Michael Kurtz

Michael Kurtz unh

Rating: 100%
Department: Economics

Courses Taught:

ECON402 – Learn More
ECON401 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“Awesome prof! Way better than any other. All quizzes & tests use exact questions covered in homework & in class. Easy A because of clarity & helpfulness. He also holds extra weekly review sessions.”
“Probably the best teacher I have had at UNH. Very passionate about economics. I strongly encourage everyone to take his class”
“He is a great guy and a great teacher. Very engaging and you can tell he is excited to teach economics. Teaching is clearly his passion. Highly suggest taking his class.”

10. Samantha Seal

Samantha Seal

Rating: 100%
Department: English

Courses Taught:

ENGL751 – Learn More
ENGL512 – Learn More

Student Reviews:
“Professor Seal is simply the best. I have taken several classes with her before, and she always manages to pick out interesting books. She is extremely knowledgeable about her field and makes lectures humorous and interesting.”
“Dr. Seal made a class I thought I’d hate one of my favorites. Her summaries of texts are hilarious and her grading is super reasonable.”
“I loved professor Seal! I had her for two semesters and she was fantastic both times. So funny and very engaging. She makes things that are usually impossible to read so simple, and it really sticks with you.”

Notable Research per Faculty at UNH

1. Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria by Marc Boudreau

Mark Boudreau

Faculty: Department of Chemistry

Marc Boudreau is an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at UNH. In his lab research, him and his team study antibiotic resistance in bacteria using organic chemistry. He also researches organic synthesis and its function in bacteria.

2. CO2 Reduction in Solar Energy by Gonghu Li

Li GongHu

Faculty: Department of Chemistry

Gonghu Li is an Associate Professor at UNH in the Chemistry Department. He has been studying ways to develop catalysts for sustainable energy in his lab. His main research interest right now is the applications of CO2 reduction in solar energy.

3. Population Genetic Research by Anita Klein

Anita Klein

Faculty: Department of Biology

Anita Klein is an Associate Professor at UNH who has a wide variety of research interests. But mainly, she has studied population genetics and genomics. She has performed research on genome sequences of many plant species.

4. Undergraduate Biology Education Research by Melissa Aikens

Melissa Aikens

Faculty: Department of Biology

Melissa Aikens is an Assistant Professor at UNH who has conducted undergraduate biology education research. She wants to understand how students learn, so her studies involve looking into self beliefs and values and relating them to a student’s motivation.

5. Pigeon Gene Expression by Janet Anderson

Janet Anderson Biological Sciences Lecturer

Faculty: Department of Biology

Janet Anderson is a Lecturer in Biology at UNH. She is interested in studying gene expression among different animals, especially pigeons. She has many publications to her name about pigeon gene expression and some of their resistance to atherosclerosis.


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