Karen von Kunes, senior lector in Slavic languages and literatures, has been included in the Princeton Review’s new book “300 Best Professors.” The book’s selections are based on reviews from RateMyProfessors.com. The book is designed to highlight “professors who have changed lives,” note the publishers.
Von Kunes “tries to inspire students to value knowledge above grades,” notes the book. It goes on to say: “She sees her role in the classroom as helping the students bridge the intellectual connections between that which they read outright, and that which they discover themselves. ‘My approach is to make students think, to see the invisible and discover the unknown, to making connection at the global level, to see patterns and similarities within one system (for instance, Czech language), [and] to project the theory of literature or film not only to the text or screen but also to real life and life experience,’ she says.”