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Alphonso Simpson
Professor in the African-American Studies department
at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
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Overall Quality
4.4
Average Grade
A-
Hotness
Helpfulness
4.5
Clarity
4.4
Easiness
4.1
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41 Student Ratings
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09/05/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
4 Easiness
ASS 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A

Very great teacher. Could tell he wanted his students to pass through his attitude and extend of the information he covered. Follow his rules strictly and you will be perfectly fine in his class.

04/14/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AAS 100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A-

"Doc" Simpson is a phenomenal instructor! He's become my favorite teacher hands down. It's because of him that I chose AAS as a minor. He's like a Dad and extremely hilarious! His lectures are by far the BEST at WIU. Very Insightful dude. You leave his class wiser each day

11/20/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AAS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The class is very helpful when wanting to know learn more about the African American Ethnicity. "DOC" is very helpful when it comes to the class. He makes you feel the moment of the class.

06/20/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AAS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr.Simpson is awesome! He is passionate about his work. "Doc" is an amazing professor. When he teaches, he puts you in the moment so that we can really "get it" so to speak. I would definitely recommend him! Make sure that you're ON TIME for class!!

04/29/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AAS 10001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

DOC IS THE BEST TEACHER AT WIU HE IS DOWN TO EARTH, AND HE DOES NOT REALLY ASK A LOT OF YOU JUST COME TO CLASS AND STUDY FOR HIS FINALS AND MIDTERM I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HIS CLASS TO PEOPLE

10/28/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AAS1 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Simpson is an AMAZING scholar and Professor! His lectures are phenomenal and REAL.. He doesn't hold back on what he has to say. Only the opened college educated minds should take any of his courses.

07/16/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AAS281 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Alphonso Simpson is a very good professor. He makes sure students not only get a good grade but makes every student work for themselves. I would recommend "Doc" to anyone. He is for the success of his students.

06/23/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AAS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

BEST TEACHER EVER!! He has a great personality , very funny and energetic. He relates all past events to today basically making it easier for us to understand black culture. Always go to class. The quizzes and tests are very easy because the grad students and him give you the answers if you ask for them. He is also a ALPHA :) PLEASE TAKE THIS CLASS

06/22/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
1001 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Best "Doc" ever! Excellent role model, father figure, choir director and friend! I strongly recommend him for any class

05/23/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
AAS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I would not take him if you have even half a brain. He has no idea what he is talking about if it's not about the white man keeping the black man down.

04/20/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AAS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Dr. Simpson is a nice guy, and much of the course information was very interesting. However, prepare for about a month of "how White people keep the black man down," at the beginning of class. While it was pretty true back then, I got extremely uncomfortable. And if you do take him, GO TO CLASS! Attendance is a huge part of your grade.

01/05/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
AAS251 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher very helpful and understanding i recommend taking him if you have to take a AAS class

11/14/2011
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AAS30 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best professor at WIU. Very helpful to all students. I strongly advise his classes to anyone. Allows in-class discussions and accessible critical thinking which is recommended for higher education. Can't wait to take another one of his classes.

11/17/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
AAS320 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Doc as everyone know him is very lively. He always provides you with the tools necessary to pass the class. Not only is he interesting to learn from but the content of the material is helpful in everyday life. Love! Love! LOVE this professor! Must experience a true African American Professor with this much passion at work, take his classes.

09/21/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AAS475 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

EXCELLENT PROFESSOR!!! He really made the class interesting!!! Book is important for exam content but not the basis of discussions. This is my 2nd class of his and I loved them both!!!

01/06/2009
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
AAS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

The best teacher at that school. He's very helpful and understanding. He expects you to be there on time and pay attention in his class. 5 quizzes (multiple choice 10q's), 2 tests (same as quizzes), 2 papers over documetaries. I would highly recommend taking him. :) You won't regret it

12/08/2008
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
AAS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This was the most boring and useless class I ever took here at WIU. Each test question has a "none of these" answer option which makes it unfair for a 100 class. Everything about this guy seemed to get on my nerves too, you will see what I mean. I would recommend any other multicultural class over this one. DO NOT TAKE HIM!

12/01/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AAS325 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Great teacher, real helpful, makes you not want to miss a class!!!

11/11/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AAS110 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Super awesome guy! Really knows his material and makes it interesting! I would recommend his class to everyone! He really touches base with alot of important factors in todays society!!

07/25/2008
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
4 Easiness
AAS100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Clear and thought provocing. Great instructor.

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