How well do Penn's best known professors stack up?

Some are professors we think everybody's had. Some are professors we wish we'd had. Some are administrators who spend most of their time out of the classroom. Here's how Penn's high-profile professors stack up on their instructor quality ratings on Penn Course Review.

Only professors who have taught at the university within the last decade are included.

Adam Grant: 3.97
Youngest tenured Wharton professor; researcher on success and workplace motivation

Chaz Howard: 3.90
University Chaplain

Alan Charles Kors: 3.86
Well-known defender of academic freedom; co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); recipient of the National Humanities Medal by George Bush; European history professor

Dwight "David" Eisenhower: 3.85
Grandson of former president Dwight Eisenhower; director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg School

Thomas Childers: 3.80
History professor

John DiIulio: 3.74
Researcher on crime and punishment; coined the term "superpredators"; first director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under George Bush

Steven Fluharty: 3.70
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Al Filreis: 3.67
Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House; co-founder of the "PennSound" podcast

Kathleen Hall Jamieson: 3.60
Communication professor

Robert Ghrist: 3.56
Electrical engineering professor

Ezekiel Emanuel: 3.56
Vice Provost for Global Initiatives; brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Angela Duckworth: 3.55
Recipient of MacArthur "Genius" grant, coined the psychological trait "grit"

Rogers Smith: 3.53
Associate Dean for the Social Sciences; political science professor

Peter Struck: 3.46
Classical studies professor

Ed Rendell: 3.42
Former Mayor of Philadelphia and Governor of Pennsylvania

Mary Frances Berry: 3.36
Former chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; American legal history professor

Valerie Ross: 3.33
Director of the Critical Writing Program

Jim Kenney: 3.33
Mayor of Philadelphia

Martin "Marty" Seligman: 3.32
Founder of the field of positive psychology; former president of the American Psychological Association

Rebecca Stein: 3.28
Economics professor

Marjorie Margolies: 3.25
Former Congresswoman; founder and CEO of Women's Campaign International; mother-in-law to Chelsea Clinton

Vijay Kumar: 3.13
Dean of the Engineering School

Dennis DeTurck: 3.05
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Camille Charles: 3.00
Chair of the Africana studies department

Tukufu Zuberi: 3.00
Chair of the sociology department; host of "History Detectives" on PBS; filmmaker; Africana studies professor

Vincent Price: 2.71
University Provost