Ratings for Dreger, D S
Based on 14 ratings for this instructor.
Comment: Doug's lectures were very dull and dry, while Michael's were filled with more energy. Both are great professors and are very helpful. Labs are tedious at times and assignments can take a while. 1 field trip required. Not a hard class since they give you exams ahead of time
Submitted July 17th, 2013
Comment: Dreger co-taught this class with Rector, and it was his first time teaching this course. Dreger and Rector were so yin and yang; I felt Dreger honestly wanted to help the students, but this may not have been his strongest subject and in many portions he himself was learning from Rector. Rector seemed to be the master of this subject, but disinterested in making an honest attempt to share his wealth of knowledge unless Dreger formulated questions about material that was too unclear for the rest of us to keep awake. I'll be honest, Dreger's powerpoints need work. The main thing that makes his presentation style unclear is it's equation heavy, there's no time to copy the information, and the slides aren't always up before hand. If he was a clear presenter this would be fine, but too many times variables pop up that either aren't defined, were defined on a slide he skipped over, or are supposed to be obvious. The net result is that I felt like I was staring at equations but had no idea what they physically represent. That said, Dreger is a very nice guy and I would definitely talk earthquakes with him. This class would have been significantly worse without him around.
Submitted Jan. 24th, 2013
Comment: Dreger isn't the most exciting lecturer, but he clearly knows his stuff and wants to help students out. The exams were very fair (Dreger and Manga post a question bank beforehand and give you a cheat sheet). Labs aren't very exciting and the field trip seemed like a waste of time though. But you have to take this class as an EPS major, so you should choose Dreger/Manga.
Submitted Jan. 26th, 2012