Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars
I had him for a fiat lux about the Romanov's, and he is by far the worst professor I have ever had. I would do anything to avoid ever having him again. I am a very conscientious student; I don't rate a professor badly just because he demands a lot of his students. Frank literally insulted us, and when we weren't jumping to answer his belligerent questions he yelled at us for not doing the reading (which was 50 pgs for a fiat lux) and kicked us all out (although we actually had done all the reading). I dropped the class after the 4th week, and everyone I know who stayed in regrets it, as he is failing almost everyone in the class and still insults them, while the readings are now 100 pgs a week. For a fiat lux. Rude, demanding while assuming the worst of all his students, and not even teaching anything in our fiat lux, I urge everyone who sees his name on a class listing to RUN AWAY. seriously.
Fall 2020 - Gelvin was great! The only work in this class was one reading per week which we'd discuss the next week in our seminar. I feel like I actually learned a lot about the new Middle East and Gelvin was really great at facilitating conversation. He was also pretty funny. Take this fiat lux!