Georgia Perimeter College professors Marjorie Lewkowicz and Kyle Barbieri have been rated two of the top community college professors in the nation by RateMyProfessors.com, the largest online destination for college professor ratings by students.
Both professors ranked in the top 25 and both teach at Dunwoody Campus. Lewkowicz, who teaches math, ranked fifth. Barbieri, who teaches political science, is ranked 16th.
Students rave about the professors.
“Dr. Lewkowitz is awesome,” wrote one student who also called her “bubbly” and “energetic.” “She was very clear in her lectures, and she didn’t rely heavily on any one educational tool.”
“I really wish there were more professors like Dr. Lewkowicz! She makes sure you understand everything … before moving on to the next subject,” wrote another student.
In a ranking of Barbieri, one student wrote, “Wonderful teacher, he is passionate about the subject and is very clear in his teaching style. If you are not interested in politics, you will be by the end of his class!”
Other comments on the political science professor: “He makes you understand the material” … “He really cares about his students and wants everyone to succeed” … “For the first time in my life I feel confident in discussing politics, thanks to him.”
Lewkowicz says she is motivated by students who won’t give up. “The credit goes to all of the hardworking, highly motivated and determined GPC students,” she said. “I am constantly inspired by my students, who often face hardships and adversity, but continue to strive to continue their education.”
Barbieri was surprised and delighted by the recognition. “I feel honored that so many of my students took time out of their day to rate my teaching ability, as well as to share how much they valued and enjoyed the class in general,” he said. “It is nice to feel appreciated for doing something you love—teaching!”
RateMyProfessors.com is a review site, which allows college, university students and others to anonymously assign ratings to professors of American, Canadian, and British institutions. The site was originally launched as TeacherRatings.com in 1999 and converted to RateMyProfessors in 2001.
Raters rank the course and/or professor on a 1-5 scale in several categories, including “helpfulness,” “clarity” and the degree of “textbook use” in the course. The rater also may include comments of up to 350 characters in length.