Joel Tuoriniemi, Assistant Professor of Business Law, was ranked 16th in RateMyProfessor.com’s first ever rating of all US college teachers. Millions of college students grade their professors on RateMyProfessors every semester for their easiness, helpfulness, and clarity on a scale of 1 (poor quality) to 5 (good quality). Tuoriniemi’s average scores for helpfulness and clarity were 5.0 despite a lower (3.9) average for easiness.
Tuoriniemi, who was recently appointed as an assistant professor of business law, joined the SBE faculty in 2002 as a lecturer. He holds a J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University and received the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003 and the School of Business and Economics Teaching Award in 2006, and was nominated for the University’s Innovative Teaching Award in 2006.
Sample comments from his students on RateMyProfessor.com include:
“One of Tech’s best teachers, and a great asset to the SBE. He tells good stories which actually relate to the material and does a great job of maintaining your interest.”
“Had him for Accounting, Business Law, and Intellectual Property Law. The best –.hands down. Tells hilarious stories and what ifs that relate to the material so you absorb things better.”
“Awesome Professor. Great Guy. He keeps classes entertaining and informative. He’s the best professor I’ve had!”
“He’s an awesome teacher. He doesn’t just teach the material but shows how you can relate it to real life situations. He makes himself very available to your needs. Take his classes. Also, he has fun stories”
“Best professor at MTU!!”
“Best college teacher ever.”
“One of the best teachers at MTU. If more faculty were like him, students would WANT to go to school! He makes class fun and gets you thinking ‘real worldish’. Makes you work but you actually learn stuff that will help in the future!”