Friday, January 27, 2012

Any Press is Good Press?

Lamest Professor 
By Briana Harris and Chris Persaud
from Florida Atlantic U's University Press

Some professors did an over the top job last year, while others made students want to pull their hair out. And the one who makes the most money, doesn’t even do much teaching. Barry Axe.

Some classes can quickly become a drag when you’re stuck with one of the worst-rated professors on campus. And judging from students’ reactions, there’s one guy you don’t want to be stuck with. Barry Axe. He teaches classes such as Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior. But his profile appears near the top of Google when you search “worst professor at FAU.”

Comments and ratings on suggest that Axe seems to be a contradiction as a teacher. According to past students, he teaches management and organizational behavior — with a personal organization issue. Students said he often misplaced their work or messed up during grading. Supposedly, he tends to interrupt students frequently and is easily distracted, to the point where concentrating and learning in class is rather difficult.


  1. This whole article is bullshit. Coolest professor, too? Student press sucks.

  2. I think it's sad that they shamed him in public, with a picture, rather than going to talk to his department chair. The guy could well have early-onset dementia or some such thing.

    1. They're "journalists" who are just trolling TWSTMNBN for high and low scores. There's no serious thought there, no reformist intent.

  3. "So if you’re looking for a fun way to pass your science class, you might want to consider taking it with Frazier."

    Says it all, really.

    Although the writers did manage to make a bunch of mistakes with the "best paid" guy (3 in under 200 words).

    Lamest student paper, perhaps.


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