Student Testimonials

Do you wonder what other students think about the Astronomy Program?

Here are some students’ opinions of Prof John Martin, who teaches all of the Astronomy and Physics courses at UIS:

“I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

“This course was easily one of the best science courses I have taken in some time. The subject was interesting and presented well. Professor Martin got through a lot of material in one semester, and made it understandable. He always was happy to answer any of the questions that popped into my head during class.”

ASP 221, Spring 2012

This class has opened my eyes to new possibilities and ideas regarding the universe. Dr Martin always gave interesting lectures with current up to date information”

ASP 221, Spring 2012

Dr. Martin is capable and confident in the classroom and always helps when any reaonsable request is made. His presentations and lectures are informative and I always feel more educated after his class.”

ASP 221, Spring 2012

Dr. John Martin has been my favorite instructor so far, an excellent teacher that pushing learning and stands by his expectations. He is understanding and firm. I really enjoyed the class and was thrilled to have such a great teacher! Promotion!”

ASP 101, Fall 2012

“I’ve never met any professor so eager or willing to help his students. This quality in him I feel is hardly recognized to the extent it needs to be… Great professor!”

ASP 202, Spring 2011

“Very good teacher. Knows how to explain things well. Understanding of other classes demanding time. Yet he does a good job to help us achieve our highest potential.”

ASP 201, Fall 2010

“Prof. Martin was very available to assist with any problems and concerns we were having with the class.”

ASP 221, Spring 2010

“Dr. Martin did an excellent job in relaying his principles and fundamentals of physics. He is always very enthusiastic in helping out and explaining things. Thank you for a great year.”

ASP 202, Spring 2010

“Great professor. His office is always open and he gladly puts other tasks aside to help students.”

ASP 202, Spring 2010