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Nazareth College has one of the country's best undergraduate teachers according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The Massachusetts-based education services company—widely-known for its test-prep courses, books, and student survey-based college rankings—profiles Scott Campbell, associate professor and chair of the Philosophy department at Nazareth College in its new book, The Best 300 Professors (Random House / Princeton Review, $19.99).
Published April 3, 2012, The Best 300 Professors is a project that The Princeton Review teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com – the highest-trafficked college professor ratings site in the U.S.—to develop. The book's impressive roster of top teachers features professors in more than 60 fields ranging from Accounting to Neuroscience to Sport Management. They hail from 122 colleges and universities across the nation. A complete list of the professors in the book is accessible at www.princetonreview.com/best-professors.aspx
The selection process took into account qualitative and quantitative data from survey findings and ratings collected by both The Princeton Review and RateMyProfessors.com. (See "How the Professors Were Chosen" below.) The professors featured in the book are a truly select group: from an initial list of 42,000 professors considered, the final group of "best" professors chosen constitutes less than .02% of the roughly 1.8 million post-secondary teachers instructing students at colleges and universities across the U.S. The professors in the book are not ranked (nor are their colleges ranked in this book) but each professor profiled received high ratings from their most important audiences, beneficiaries and critics: the students they teach and inspire.
"The Princeton Review's publications highlight the experiences of students, so I am very pleased to know that my students are having such a positive learning experience in my philosophy classes,” said Scott Campbell. “I am happy to be at an institution, Nazareth College, which emphasizes student-centered teaching and life-long learning."
Campbell, who earned his bachelor’s from the University of Virginia, and both his master’s and doctorate from Boston College, is a true devotee to the idea of a liberal arts education, believing it essential to balance one’s professional training with liberal learning in the arts and sciences. “Liberal arts are not practiced for the sake of utility or specifically for the sake of getting a job. The liberal arts are exercised strictly for the sake of knowledge, itself. Learning is valuable in itself and for its own sake,” Campbell says.
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, "We developed this book as a tribute to the extraordinary dedication of America's undergraduate college professors and the vitally important role they play in our culture, and our democracy. One cannot page through this book without having tremendous respect for the powerful ways they enrich their students' lives, their colleges, and ultimately our future as a society. Together with his students who rated him so highly, we salute Nazareth’s Professor Campbell and each of the other professors we profile for their outstanding teaching. We are truly pleased to recommend them—and the schools at which they teach—to college applicants and their parents who use our resources."
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About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for 30 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring. With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, www.PrincetonReview.com, the company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education. The Princeton Review partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education. The company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education, providing career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through the Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School (www.pennfoster.edu). For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com.
RateMyProfessors.com is the highest-trafficked U.S. college professor ratings site (comScore), with more than 7,500 schools and over 13 million ratings, providing an automated system for quickly researching and rating more than 1.5 million professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The site reaches more than 4 million college students each month.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.