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"Her enthusiasm is out of this world and I loved being in this class with her as a professor!"
"She is extremely engaging and knowledgeable! I looked forward to every class and felt I could apply concepts in class in my life as well. She is very passionate about this information, which made it a delight to come to class."
"Respectful of a variety of viewpoints. A very open conversation class where multiple views were asked about/engaged."
"I think Megan's compassion, knowledge, and pedagogic leadership are truly amazing. I think that she is really good at using the class time to guide our understanding, and facilitates commentary well."
"One of the best courses I have taken. Megan is exceptional. Megan is the best and she makes this course awesome."
"Well-organized, respectful, fair, available, personable, knowledgeable about content, encouraged us to really reason about and explore societal issues and stigma."
"Excellent at making material fun and interesting. Very good at challenging students without overwhelming them. Megan has been my favorite professor at UPS."
"She is funny and even with uncomfortable topics made me feel comfortable about myself and my place in the class. She put a lot of time and effort into the class."
"Thorough grading with helpful feedback. Respectful and very conscious of addressing different identities. She makes class entertaining and I genuinely look forward to attending lecture."
"I think Megan does a great job of making every class interesting and relating topics back to us in a way that we find interesting."
"Megan was personable, accessible, and generally fun to learn from. Her approach to teaching was easy to understand and thought-provoking."
"Very understanding of all viewpoints! Answered all questions with respect."
"Super engaged with her students. Made class very comfortable even when discussing sensitive topics. I really enjoyed her as a teacher and can't think of any improvements."
"Megan is funny, truly cares, and has great discussions throughout each class to keep the students engaged."
"Incredible efforts to display humanity and contribute to the growing movement of empathetic and trauma informed classrooms! Carpenter was a model!"
"Carpenter is very inclusive and makes a serious effort to be so."
"She is intellectually challenging and always willing to answer any questions we might have. She is very funny and an overall great professor. I can't wait to take more of her classes."
"Honestly one of the best instructors I've ever had. Super open and friendly. Very knowledgeable on issues that are current. And super funny too. Very clear and easy to grasp teaching style too."
"Meg is a very relevant professor. She does well to incorporate current issues."
"Super friendly and approachable. Good integration of thought provoking questions into lecture and did a great job connecting material to everyday life."
"Feedback on papers was so thorough and helpful. I feel like my writing skills have improved as a result of this class."
"Prof Carpenter is honestly one of the most well rounded and best teachers I have ever had. Any school is very lucky to have her. She is very knowledgeable and is able to get students to willingly interact."
"I have never gotten so much constructive criticism from a professor. It's so helpful knowing how and why papers need improvements. Megan is very clear and inclusive and obviously understands what she's explaining to us."
"I really enjoyed the application-based test format and the thorough lecture on each chapter. Megan's energy made learning easier and more fun."
"Megan is awesome! I really like how welcoming she is of student comments/Qs during lectures. She wants us to learn!"
"What she does best: Great at making material engaging, very knowledgeable in the field, great in class and one-on-one in office hours, very supportive and easy to talk to, organized, she is an amazing professor overall!"
"Megan excels at holding the attention of the class, as well as providing a fun learning environment."
"Makes topics relatable to issues in society, on campus, or even within her or our own lives. Respectful of everyone's viewpoints."
"Megan really cares about how we are doing in the class and our understanding of the material. She is also very personable and relatable."
"Megan is a fantastic teacher, she is stimulating and provocative, and has a clear and concise teaching style."
"I think that Megan provides a safe and educational environment open to discussion. She expects that we are keeping up with the material and is very willing to make sure that we understand."
"Megan is very clear, her expectations are laid out and discussed, and she makes lecture very interesting and interactive."
"I really appreciate her engagement and depth of perspective. She is open and honest while maintaining a high academic standard."
"She is always available and willing to help not only with course materials but with info on graduate school and other helpful advice."