Paul Johnson - Grand Valley State University

Professor: Paul Johnson
Department: Engineering
College: Grand Valley State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: EGR214
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Ok prof. His class is lecture heavy and he is very indirect when answering questions. I found it hard to understand his teaching style at first but as the semester went along I became more accustomed. He does a lot of examples in class and is very responsive when it comes to emails. overall not the worst professor Ive had, but couldve been better
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: EGR214
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
Lectures notes are very messy, he's indirect when answering questions, exams are too long, he solves problems on the board extremely fast, goes over unnecessarily complex problems that will never be on exams which takes time away from solidifying/ the understanding of course topics, should I go on? I hope you like weekend hw due dates :)
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Professor Johnson loves Engineering. I took his class hoping to better understand if Engineering was for me, fortunately I did find out it wasn't for me. His assignments are very rubric based and very picky. If you change something you will be punished for it. He did seem very bold of himself which made me and a lot of others feel like pawns.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: No
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I took this class hoping to get a better idea if engineering was something I wanted to pursue. This was the wrong class to take. Johnson spent the entire semester just telling us the different fields of engineering you can pursue. The class was a waste of time, but you are pretty much only graded on attendance, so I couldn't skip.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: EGR214
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Maybe he didn't like teaching EGR 100, because I thought he was great at EGR 214. He tells you what he expects, works out examples during class, encourages questions, works through problems people didn't understand from HW at beginning of class. He talks about experiences, but i guess people take it as "bragging". I don't really see it, though.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: EGR214
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
The beginning of the semester was confusing because it seemed backwards to what we learned in physics. He spent much of the semester trying to do what the new department head was trying to and not what he had planned out. He assigned online homework nearly every day it seemed, but never mentioned it in class. Not a bad choice in professor though.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prof Johnson makes engineering boring! He covers VERY basic info we learned in middle school. He does have guest speakers come in which I did really like. If you're looking for an enthusiastic, great teacher he is not your guy. Class was easy though but it was just EGR 100.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This Professor is not my favorite. The reason why is because his teachings are extremely boring and have no enthusiasm what-so-ever. He brags on his background being very egotistic a lot of the times. It's very annoying because he is arrogant for no reason, and we're trying to get there. He knows his material, but have some gaps in teaching it.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Knows what he is talking about but is so boring. But half of the grade in this class is based on the fact of you showing up. He takes cheating very seriously and will kick you out of the university if he finds out
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: EGR214
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Dr. Johnson new the material very well. A little confusing at the beginning because he was teaching material backwards from the way I learned it. Once I realized that, everything was fine. Exams were very reasonable. Not overly hard, as long as you knew the material well enough.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Ever have that teacher that thought that they were an english major even though they literally knew nothing? Ever have a teacher that tries to make a class that is completely useless seem important? Well this is exhibit A.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Not Mandatory
Comment:
EGR 100 seemed like a great class for a student wanting to explore engineering, as we had many guest speakers come and talk about disciplines in which they taught in. While a few of them were good, many of them were pointless and consisted of the same stuff over and over. While he seems like a nice guy, but struggled using technology and boring.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: EGR214
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not a bad prof, homework is easy and if you study what he tells you to you'll do fine on the exams.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: EGR214
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
His class is very dry and boring. His teachings don't align with anything learned in prior circuits classes. He teaches from power points and has grading issues.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: ENG100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Class is VERY boring and it's not really helpful. All we did was go to class and hear him speak for two hours. Gave us four assignments. He's a picky grader. In some classes we had to disassemble a laptop and a printer and write papers about them.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: EGR105
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not a single word of this class description, including the title, was accurate. This class is essentially a semester of busywork chosen at random, with nothing to actually learn. The lectures are dry and rambling. The professor is a nice guy and I'm sure he's a great engineer, but I could have taken apart a printer on my own time and saved $1000+.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: EGR214
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Not too bad of a class, could have been a lot more difficult. Dr. Johnson made it easier in some aspects but more difficult in others. Exams were not bad. Final was impossible, everyone was struggling.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Easy professor and class. All you need to do is go to class and turn in some form of the assignments to get an actually pretty good grade but I hated this guy so much that I skipped class quite often because I honestly couldn't bare what this guy was dishing out. MAYZURE MAYZURE
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: ENG100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
P.D.J. is terrible, he screwed up my grade and gave me a C when i had earned an A and after 3 months he finally returned an email saying he had changed it, overall this class has very little, if anything to do with engineering and makes me wonder how this was even a class, he didnt even know what we were going to do in our sylabus, steer clear!
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: EGR100
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Stay away. Bad professor. He is absolutely obsessed with printers and computers. Went into the class wanting to learn more about engineering and the class did not teach me anything i already didn't know.
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