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Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Donelson Forsyth
Dr. Al Goethals
Dr. Kate Cassada
The current investigation utilizes past research in schema theory and implicit leadership theory to define the expectations students have for their professors. Open-ended and fixed-response measures were used to examine the commonly reported and highest rated qualities, traits, and behaviors students have for the leaders of the classroom— their professors. These responses yielded a complex implicit professor theory that suggested seven basic conceptions of professors: the positive teacher (teaches well, not boring, and easy to understand), the negative teacher (insensitive, manipulative, and egotistical), but also the dynamic professor, the student-oriented professor, the androgynous professor, the knowledgeable professor, and the charismatic professor.
Yermack, Julie, "Tweed and a bow tie : what makes a professor?" (2013). Honors Theses. 24.