Princeton Review recognizes Auburn University professors among nation’s best

AUBURN – The Princeton Review has listed two Auburn University economics faculty members among the nation’s best for undergraduate instruction. Professor Randy Beard and Instructor Macy Finck were highly rated by the undergraduate students they teach and are recognized in the guidebook The Best 300 Professors, published today.

For the rankings, Princeton Review teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com, an online college professor rating website, to create the first comprehensive guidebook to America’s top undergraduate professors.

“It is always a tremendous honor to be recognized by your students for your work in the classroom,” said Finck. “I am proud of any contribution I can make to further enhance Auburn University’s excellent academic reputation.”

“It would have been enough for me to be one of the 300 best professors at Auburn, much less the nation,” said Beard.

The guidebook profiles outstanding professors at 122 colleges. All of the professors included won high praise from their most important audiences – the undergraduate students they teach and inspire, class after class, year after year, in a variety of fields of study.

The Princeton Review selected the professors listed based on qualitative and quantitative data from survey findings and ratings collected from students at thousands of colleges across the country about their classroom experiences and assessments of their professors.

The book’s profiles of professors are organized by academic fields. More than 60 fields are represented, from accounting to engineering to writing.

“We developed this project as a tribute to the extraordinary dedication of America’s undergraduate college professors and the vitally important role they play in our culture, and our democracy,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher. “One cannot page through this book without feeling tremendous respect for the powerful ways these teachers are enriching their students’ lives, their colleges and ultimately our future as a society.”

Contact: Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)