Top of the Class: Some of NYC’s Leading Professors Share Their Secrets
- Cynthia Cotts for New York Observer January 21st, 2015
- Source: http://observer.com/2015/01/top-of-the-class-nycs-top-professors/
What’s the key to being a good professor? Talk to any academic today, and they’ll say they encourage students to find their passion.
But a more nuanced answer is striking the right balance. As New York University prosthodontics chair Leila Jahangiri explains, “You can be nurturing and keep a high standard.”
When she was at Harvard, Ms. Jahangiri was inspired by professor Edwin Reilly III, who happens to be the Boston Bruins’ team dentist.
“He delivered the message in a firm way without ever getting mad or embarrassing us,” she recalls. “Sometimes I wished he would slap me instead of being so kind.”