Edward Taylor, a lecturer in the accounting department, can make even a potentially daunting subject—like taxes—enjoyable. How does he accomplish this? "Enthusiasm," he says.
His other secret is encouraging active class participation by "establishing a personal relationship with each student." For one thing, he makes sure he knows every student's name within the first two weeks of the semester. The kind of classroom he tries for is a forum for "a dynamic exchange of questions and ideas."
Taylor is also known for his after-class accessibility, and for his willingness to offer a helping hand to students as they seek to transform their educational experience into a job.