William Stackpole - Rochester Institute of Technology

Professor: William Stackpole
Department: Computing Security
College: Rochester Institute of Technology
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC465
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Stackpole is a nice guy but a terrible professor, at least for this class. He gives detailed feedback mostly but takes forever to grade stuff and his assignments are all over the place. Nobody in the class even knew when the final was going to take place... for an online class... Overall a good guy but a terrible professor.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC471
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Prof. Stackpole is a super motivated and caring professor. He's constantly trying out new and novel ways of teaching his classes, which is admirable although I think it can be a bit overwhelming for students at times. Regardless, you learn a LOT from his classes if you do the work. He's always there to help if needed.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC464
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
A lecture from Bill Stackpole isn't just a lecture, its a storybook of life lessons within the security field relating to whatever that weeks topic may be. Of course he explains all the technical aspects, but it is far more valuable to hear specific cases that show why each topic is important, and how it comes into play in industry.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC465
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
he gives really good in class feedback on group presentations. however he does not puts a lot of effort into giving feedback on the assignments, and grades them very leniently. he also goes off tangents way too much in lectures.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC464AND471
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I have now taken 3 classes with Professor Stackpole. He does a great job teaching the material when he does not go off on tangents. Granted some of his stories do have a good lesson to learn. He is not very organized and with a lot of assignments he leaves most of the class confused. All in all a decent Professor with normal assignments.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC462
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
What can I say about Professor Stackpole? He is the one of most interesting and valuable Professors I have ever had. He loves what he teaches. He is not always the the most clear or organized and The Coke Head analogy is spot on for him. He goes off on a lot of tangents. But pay attention to him cause you will learn.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC462
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Fairly easy professor with easy assignments but isn't always the most clear or organized. Often all over the place and often provides no clear instructions leaving the entire class being confused.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC475
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The coke head analogy is on point for this guy in a great way. One of, if not the best professor in the CSEC department. He knows his stuff and will always do some outside research to provide you with the correct answer if he is stumped in class.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: COMPSYSFOREN
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Having Stackpole is kind of like having a coke-head for a professor. He's super excited/bouncy and always fascinated about what he's teaching; He's interesting to hear lecture. Labs for the course are easy to follow/understand. If you have any problems, emailing him usually resolves questions and issues in < 2 hours. Great guy, and a great class.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: CSEC464
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Bill's one of my favorite professors to take classes from - he always has entertaining (and relevant) stories, gets excited by just about everything he teaches, and relays material in a clear, concise, and easy to understand manner. His labs and projects are usually a lot of fun, too! :)
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: 5161
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Bill is the man! He makes classes very interesting and make sure you understand the subject. He explains things extremely clearly. Probably the best professor at RIT. Take any class you possibly can with him. Do your work, attend lecture, do good on labs, and take notes. You will get an A.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: NSSA516
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
"that class" the one that most students fail out of the program on. The one with 100+ page labs. Doesn't sound like fun, especially winter quarter at 6pm. Billie Stacks makes it not only fun, but a class that I desired to go to every time. Don't get me wrong, it's a hard class, he just makes it.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: NSSA516
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Excellent lecturer. Easy to understand, covers the material well. He does post his lectures online but attendance is still recommended. Offers plenty of feedback and grades fairly. I would recommend taking him for any NSSA class, especially 516.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: NSSA516
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Always fun to have a Stackpole class. I loved lecture for Net Services with him. Lab is different; randomly walks out, is always late and theres no accountability with the TAs.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: NSSAMANY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
One of the best professors in the department. Kind of spacey on occasions, but he really does know his stuff and his excitement to teach the material is infectious- regardless of your feelings upon entry, you'll WANT to learn the material when he teaches it. A Stackpole class is an interesting, fun class. :)
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: NETAD001
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He is def one of the best at RIT. I am pretty sure I would've hated the class if he didn't teach it. Highly recommended.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: NSSAMANY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
I've had many classes with Bill. The content in his class is rough, but you would never learn more from another teacher in NSSA, making it well worth it to take a class with him. He is extremely fair and can be flexible, his brain is also a never ending plethora of knowledge. All of this said makes Bill Stackpole the "Chuck Norris of GCCIS".
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: NSSA516
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Best/smartest professor in the NSSA department, having him as a professor is like having a stand up comic teach you. Really knows his stuff. Class work is hard but you will learn way more than any other teacher. I have taken 3 classes with him so far, and am looking forward to taking another course or two with him next trimester. He is the man.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: NSSA351
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great Professor had him for Network Fundamentals and he really knows his stuff. The amount of work he gives is a lot, but if you need help with something, he will take the time to explain it until you fully understand... he could make anyone able to understand networking
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: CRYPTCRSE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Bill will make you work for your grade. He is a very very smart individual. He takes slide shows to new height and will make boring items fun. He makes confusing material not so confusing. I would highly recommend Professor Stackpole to anyone.Don't expect A's unless you honestly earned it as he will not curve grades. Highly recommended.
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