Sample Evaluations

Elon University

Florida Atlantic University

FAU SPOTS scale: 5.0 to 1.0 (1.0 = highest possible); excerpted reviews are public and anonymous.

  • Philosophy of Images, Florida Atlantic University, Spring 2018 (overall 1.25)

    • “I liked the highly active quality of the course. Unlike most philosophy courses that require the student to hunker down to read and write continuously, this course included some optional assignments that called for hours of engagement outdoors, or in non-academic environments. These assignments break the monotony of academia and give the student a chance, or even an excuse, to dedicate time to exposing themselves to different environments and new ways of seeing the world around them. I also think this course has promise as a philosophical exploration of images that appears to be more and more relevant as our everyday lives are spent among them. I particularly enjoyed studying the ethical implications of image production as a ubiquitous social activity and how this relates to professional photojournalism.”
    • “I liked Dr. Leib’s thorough and engaging style, especially for such an interesting subject. I especially enjoyed the fact that this is likely the most unique course I have ever taken. I would also say that the class is extremely interactive and challenging.”
    • “I think that it would be quite difficult to say what it is that I liked most about this course, because quite frankly, there was not anything that I did not like. Everything about this course was great. We covered the basics of photography qua skill, and then explored the deeper philosophical concepts behind images, not just photographically, but in general. This class is unique to me, and I guess this is what I like most- it transcends the everyday philosophy course. In philosophy, we tend to, on the large, work with words. All that we do is rooted in words and symbols. This class breaks that paradigm I think…”
  • Philosophy of Religion, Florida Atlantic University, Fall 2017 (overall 1.0)

    • “Dr. Leib did an impeccable job teaching this course. I now feel confident to engage in any conversation about religion or God as I have a solid understanding of the main western and eastern religions! Classroom discussions are encouraged and entertained, assignments are written out clearly without any ambiguity in the directions, and Dr. Leib has an optimistic attitude that made me feel welcomed.”
  • Philosophy of Law, Florida Atlantic University, Fall 2017 (overall 1.09)

    • “Seriously, Dr Leib is the perfect person to teach this course, his mastery of the material and capacity to get students to engage has been the highlight of my semester and I have looked forward to every class meeting.”
  • Phenomenology, Florida Atlantic University, Spring 2017 (overall 1.38)

    • “Professor Leib is incredible at breaking down complex topics into simple, understandable ideas. I do not think that phenomenology is a topic which any of us (students) could have self-studied and understood on our own. Professor Leib did an excellent job structuring the course such that we tackle the various tenets of phenomenological thought in a meaningful order that builds upon itself such that by the end of the course we can abstract these concepts to more unorthodox phenomenological topics and still have conversations with significant depth and value.”
    • “I have enjoyed learning much about a topic that less than a year ago I didn’t even knew existed. It has been a pleasurable experience with Professor Leib going through all of the various thinkers relevant to Phenomenology, and I will 100% be taking more of his classes; I enjoy the written component of his classes, as they allow for me to express myself in a manner that I don’t find as much in upper division course work in the philosophy department as much as I would like to see.”
  • Philosophy of Emotions, Florida Atlantic University, Fall 2016 (overall 1.0)

    • “The first half of the course provided a strong foundation for the second half. When we began talking about politics and emotion simultaneously, everything came together like the final brush stroke on a painting. Everything taught was explained in a way that seems apparently true yet deeply informative.”
    • “Professor Leib is such an asset to the department in that he works within a niche area of contemporary philosophical thought that rests at the intersection of the analytical continental divide in philosophy as well as in the corner of political philosophy. This intersection seems to energize students with a motivation to learn interdisciplinary [topics].”

Villanova CATS scale: 0.0 to 5.0 (5.0 = highest possible)

  • Introduction to Formal Logic (2 sections), Villanova University, Fall 2015 (overall 4.4)

next: service to the profession>>