Dear Perspective Students of Professor Ed Barr:
I strongly recommend Professor Ed Barr as an instructor for you and highly suggest you select him for as many classes as possibly. It is worth your time to arrange your schedule around his course offerings while selecting classes.
My comments are based on real life experience earned by being in two classes with Professor Barr. “Ed” as he likes to be called, has a wonderful way of clearing through all the clutter, keeping it simple and on point. He is very well versed, knowledgeable, and experienced in the courses areas he is teaching. He often peppers his lectures with real life experience to help you understand the application of the key concepts he is presenting.
His teaching style is down to earth, comfortable, and relaxed. I have watched him access the needs of the class using our questions and comments as a guide then adjusting his presentations to suit our needs and learning styles. His instruction is almost like individualized teaching. It just does not get any better than that for a student. Ed actually cares that you get as much as you can while you are in his class.
I am a graduating senior, Dec 09, in the Masters of Public Management program at CMU who honestly strongly suggests Ed Barr as a professor and mentor for you. The value you will receive is far greater than that of just any professor.