SF Professor Included in mtvU’s 2013 Highest-Rated

New York, NY (September 17, 2013) – mtvU’s RateMyProfessors.com, the largest online destination for college professor ratings, today released its annual lists ranking the nation’s top professors and universities, based entirely on students’ input. Loyola University Chicago’s Penny Livermore, a classics professor, leads the list of top university professors, followed by Devon Hanahan, a Spanish professor at the College of Charleston and Kenneth Anderson, a music professor at the University of California San Diego.

RateMyProfessors.com is built for college students, by college students. It is the highest-trafficked U.S. college professor rating site (Omniture), reaching its highest-trafficked month ever in August 2012 (7.7 million unique visitors). Owned and operated by MTV’s college network, mtvU, the site consists entirely of student-generated ratings of current or former professors, featuring more than 8,000 schools, 1.8 million professors and 15 million ratings. RateMyProfessors.com reaches 6 million college students on average each month.

Top 25 University Professors

Penny Livermore, Classics, Loyola University Chicago

Devon Hanahan, Spanish, College of Charleston

Kenneth Anderson, Music, University of California San Diego

Rosalind Hall, Music, Brigham Young University

Kevin Raiford, Business, College of Southern Nevada

Debra Farrer, Education, California University of Pennsylvania

Bridget Middleton, Mathematics, Santa Fe College

Claude Mark Hurlbert, English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. ­­­­Kimora, Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Warren Schultz, Education, St. Joseph’s College

Myra Bloom, English, Oral Roberts University

Sarah Satterfield, Music, College of Central Florida

Raj Bose, Business, University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus

Andrew Russakoff, Computer Science, St. John’s University

Karen Turner, Business, University of Miami

Pietro Lorenzini, Criminal Justice, Governors State University

Donald Franks, Mathematics, California University of Pennsylvania

Paige Baltzan, Business, University of Denver

William Hoston, Political Science, University of Houston – Clear Lake

Garry Merritt, Languages, University of North Georgia – Oakwood

Margaret Jordan, English, Wayne State University

Kevin Kreider, Mathematics, University of Akron

Jessica Damian, English, Georgia Gwinnett College

Susan Young, Mathematics, University of Akron

Anna Bass, Management, Southeastern Louisiana University

 

Top Lists Ranking Methodology

RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. With more than 8,000 schools and 15 million entirely student-generated comments and ratings, RateMyProfessors.com is the highest trafficked free site for quickly researching and rating more than 1.8 million professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Each year, RateMyProfessors.com compiles Top Lists of the highest-rated professors, hottest professors, and top schools in the U.S. based on ratings from students.

It should also be noted that school size does not affect the outcome of the lists nor does it give professors from larger schools an advantage over their corollaries from smaller schools. RateMyProfessors.com performed a regression analysis on school size vs. number of ratings and found no noteworthy correlation. Here is a look at how each of the lists are compiled:

Highest Rated Professors

Students rate professors on several dimensions: Clarity, Helpfulness, Easiness and rater interest (interest level prior to attending the class). However, a professor’s Overall Quality rating (which informs the highest rated professor list) is determined by an equal weighting of only two criteria: clarity and helpfulness. 5 is the highest rating and 1 is the lowest rating for each of the above-mentioned dimensions.

About mtvU

Broadcast to more than 750 college campuses as well as via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches nearly 9 million U.S. college students – making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S., as well as on cable systems from Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Suddenlink Communications, AT&T u-Verse and nearly 70 others. mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they are: on-air, online and on the campus. mtvU airs music videos from emerging artists that can’t be seen anywhere else, news, student life features and initiatives that give college students the tools to advance positive social change. mtvU is always on campus, with hundreds of events per year, including exclusive concerts, giveaways, shooting mtvU series and more. For more information about mtvU, and a complete programming schedule, visit www.mtvU.com.