Gary Mattson at Northern Kentucky University

Gary Mattson

Gary Mattson
  • 2.7Overall Quality
  • 2.8Helpfulness
  • 2.6Clarity
  • 2.1Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
10/28/12

PSC100

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Dr. Mattson is an insightful professor with a unique background related to politics. While he delves deep into politics, exams are fair if you have and study the book. If you have previous political knowledge you have a heads up, but if you don't preapare to know the basics prior to exam. Dr. Mattson is accessible and helpful with questions.

6/3/12

PSC101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mattson is really not as bad as most people on here make him out to be. Class was hard at first (I failed the first test), but once you figure out that you MUST ATTENDED his class its not that bad. He was very quick with returning email's and his extra credit came straight from the book.

3/21/12

PAD455

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

I had this professor at Iowa State University while in grad school (CRP). He is very intelligent and I learned a lot from him. Personality-wise, he reminded me of Woody Allen a bit... if you can see past what may be perceived as his being rude and focus on what this man has to teach/share, you'll be well off.

12/18/11

PSC100

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I liked the professor. He offers a lot of extra credit on the tests, final, and tells you what it is. The problem is a lot of students don?t know the material in the book, and the extra credit is useless, because if you don?t know the exam, you?re probably not going to bother to remember the extra credit.

9/22/11

PSC100

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

TERRIBLE!!! I love politics and hated this class! His exams are impossible. I was never quite sure what he was talking about. He was so hard to follow! He is an arrogant man and a bad teacher!

7/31/11

PAD611

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Thinks he is teaching a PhD program and is very stuck on himself. He goes on irrelevant tangents and gives impossible exams. Even his take home exams are hard because he expects certain phrases that he might have discussed in class. Bottom line, you have to take him because his class is required; be ready to work hard for a B

5/7/10

psc100

Average Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness3

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I agree his class was challenging, but you have to understand he's a very intelligent man. Look at all that he's done. I googled him, and if you do the same you will know what I'm talking about. His age, and knowledge bring out his charasmatic personality, combined with his good looks and charm made it hard for me to focus on the material.

5/7/10

psc100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think his problem was that he didn't realize he was teaching a 100 level class. 90% of us are there because we have to be not because we want to. Also I think he's too smart, he goes off on tangents and isn't clear with answers when you ask a question, or he just says "it's in the book". I got an A but I worked very hard for it.

5/2/10

PSC100

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

TERRIBLE!!! I love politics and hated this class! The tests were hard and he counts off on essays if they're not word for word. I was never quite sure what he was talking about. Never take him! He is an arrogant man and bad at teaching

4/30/10

PSC100

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

4/30/10

PSC100

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

very interesting, if you pay attention. Very dedicated to politics. Great!

4/6/10

PSC100

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Horrible teacher. Doesn't know what he is talking about. Being a political junkie, I would catch mistakes and wrong information every time I went to class (I missed one day so maybe be he got his facts right on that day). He is not afraid to be out right rude. Also Mr. Mattson, please learn to spell. You misspelling "Arkansas" is sad.

11/17/09

PSC101

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is not the easiest person to talk to, but he cares about the subject matter. He wants students to care too and gets upset if students refuse to try. If you put a little effort into the class, he will give back to you the grade you deserve. If you don't do anything, you get a grade that reflects that. He is very fair.

12/19/08

PAD455

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest2

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very sincere. Can go on editorial tangents. Not a professor or a class to be taken lightly. Must attend and pay attention in class to be successful.

10/5/08

pad611

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

4/26/08

PAD611

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Undoubtedly one of the worst professors I've had in either my undergraduate or graduate career. His skills in conveying information are severly lacking. He may know something about public budgeting, but you wouldn't know it from taking his class. thankfully he's only allowed to teach electives now, so he is avoidable.

5/7/07

PAD300

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Knows the topic but can't teach it. Tells you what to expect on an exam and then you study your ass off to find that hardly any of it was on the exam at all. He is a very nice person and intelligent but, like most professors, needs some certification in education. I learned a lot in the class but the grades say otherwise.

4/13/07

PAD300

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Worst professor ever. Never take him. Snow days will put you two weeks behind even if it's one snow day.

11/10/06

PAD300

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

At the very least, Dr. Mattson is disorganized, extremely negative and rude. More thank likely, he has serious psychological problems, ranging from depression to delusions of grandeur. He doesn't care whether students learn anything; he just likes to hear himself talk. One of the worst college professors I have ever had!

10/27/06

PAD00

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

At he very least, Dr. Mattson is disorganized, rude, unkind and very negative. More thank likely, he has serious psychological problems, such as delusions of grandeur or paranoia. (He thinks students are out to get him!) He doesn't care about student learning, he just likes to hear himself talk. One of the worst college professors ever!

3/18/05

Pub Admin

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Chaotic & unorganized. Often crass and disinterested but if you find one of his passions he will help.

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