STUDENT OPINIONS FROM PROFESSOR KEELING'S
SUMMER 1998 GEOGRAPHY FIELD SCHOOL IN ECUADOR
** Very eye opening. Once you experience this, things never strike you the same
** He said so much in the little amount of class time we had - very organized lecturer.
Great positive atittude, strong desire to teach us. Dr. Keeling really helped us to
learn from what we observed around us. This trip has really given me a new direction in
** Enthusiastic about presenting the material, his knowledge came through in class. The
trip overall was a life-changing experience and Dr. Keeling added a great deal to it.
He was easy-going, but accessible at the same time. No other professor could have done
a better job.
**Very clear, concise lectures - easy to follow. Explained the "big picture" while
teaching specifics of what we saw and experienced. Thank you Dr. Keeling for a very
insightful, educational, fun experience. This was an "eye opener" to real issues
concerning sustainable development's role in the environment.
** Excellent, energetic, positive, generally made the trip a better experience.
** Extremely friendly and easy going. Dr. Keeling is a great component to the
** Keeling is great. He is so enthusiastic about Ecuador, even though he has been here
like 12 times!
** Very organized, no doubt about it. Friendly, enthusiastic, fun to be with. Thanks
for all your hard work and fearless leadership.
** Wonderful! Lectures were always interesting and pertained to what we might be seeing
and doing in Ecuador at the time. I really had no idea what this class would be like,
but I found it to be one of the most informative and enjoyable that I've had during my
college experience. It tied in several disciplines like geography, economics, politics,
etc., which I found to be sort of like a liberal arts course. I wish I went to Western
so that I could take Dr. Keeling's Political geography course--he's a definite assest
to the program in Ecuador.
** I would not change a thing--not even the adventure on the bus, though I would have
liked to stay longer. David Keeling was extremely knowledgable on all of the course
material covered and every place we visited. Most importantly, he was very easy
** Excellent connection between what we were seeing in the country and what we heard in
lecture and read in our packets. Very interested in stimulating student thought and
criticism. A very natural, good professor with an honest interest in provoking action
and interested in students' intellectual growth. You can tell he loves his work, very
willing to discuss issues at any time.
** His knowledge and experience in Ecuador were invaluable.
** Don't let Dr. Keeling go--he is excellent as the trip's director and a valuable
** The toughest and demanding to make us the best. Don't lose him! He's
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Last updated on 1/7/99