Student Testimonials

Students with Dr. Shebib at UAB 
Spring 2022 Introduction to Human Communication Course

Non-Anonymous Testimonial from Former Students

"Dr. Shebib was my instructor at Michigan State University, for "Communication in Close Relationships," a 400-level communication course. From the very first day of class, Dr. Shebib set the tone for a warm, inviting learning environment, yet made her expectations of her students very clear.  Dr. Shebib, combined with her unmatched passion for communication and education, is a phenomenal educator. She instructs in a way that is both engaging and insightful. She pushes students to make a personal connection with the classroom material. For our final project, we were assigned an extensive research paper on a specific topic. Dr. Shebib was adamant about each student excelling to the best of their ability. She was always willing and available to help students. She truly desired for each student to be able to craft a research paper and cite sources appropriately. Even if one was not “interested” in a specific topic, Dr. Shebib always made it relatable. Dr. Shebib undoubtedly, continues to make a unique impression on the world of education. Her continuous journey not only propels her own life ambitions, but it also inspires her students. It is because of various conversations with Dr. Shebib, that I decided to pursue graduate studies. Over 2 years later, she has continued to be an influential individual in my life, as I pursue further education. Overall, at her core, Dr. Shebib is a dedicated professional. She is committed, empathetic, and has a genuine concern for those she encounters inside the classroom. It was an honor to be a student in her class, as I developed a profound love for the study of communication."--Regina Anderson (January 9, 2021) View it here!

"I had the pleasure of being taught by Dr. Shebib in Fall 2020 in the midst of a pandemic.  I took her Persuasion course at Utah State University in her first semester of being an official professor. Dr. Shebib is very passionate about the Communication field and about teaching in general. She once expressed that she felt like teaching was her calling in life and I can attest to the accuracy of that. Dr. Shebib genuinely cares about her students and their success, inside and outside of the classroom. In the classroom she is amazing at teaching the content. She helps us learn all aspects of the topic at hand and helps us master it. Outside of the classroom she is extremely accessible and does all she can to help. Currently I am applying to Graduate schools and Dr. Shebib has been a major help in this daunting process. Dr. Shebib is by far the best professor I have been taught by during my academic career. She is the most engaging and helpful professor I have ever had. She is very animated in the way she teaches and makes her students passionate about learning. I am very grateful to have had her as a professor and hope to continue to work with her throughout the rest of my academic career."--Tristin Evans (December 29, 2020) View it here!

"I had the pleasure of taking an Interpersonal Communications course with Dr. Shebib at Utah State University as a freshman there. Although I am not a communications major of any sort (I am studying Marketing), Dr. Shebib inspired in me a love of communications from Day 1.  I believe that good teachers can teach a young mind, but a great teacher will inspire a young mind. Dr. Shebib truly is a great teacher in this regard. She helped me to understand the material, and then to apply it in my everyday life to improve my relationships (family relationships, friend, work, etc.).  When I took my communications course with Dr. Shebib, the lock-downs in response to coronavirus were in full swing. I was very impressed by Dr. Shebib's skill in teaching a live class and teaching those on zoom at the same time - she could juggle a lot all at once!  Dr. Shebib's incredible ability to adapt to student needs live within the classroom was a game changer for me. She helped me connect principles to each other in a manner that allowed me to see the big picture. Dr. Shebib has changed the way in which I view the world and has helped me improve the way I go about caring for my relationships!"--Colby Flake (December 24, 2020) View it here!

"In Fall 2019, I was fortunate enough to be a student in Ms. Shebib’s Communication 425-Communication in Close Relationships class at Michigan State University. During the course of the semester, Samantha demonstrated her passion for this field of study and the success of her students. I am very lucky to have been a student of Ms. Shebib. Throughout my four years as a Communication student at Michigan State University, I never had a professor as attentive and enjoyable as Samantha. I often wondered if this major was right for me because I never loved what I was studying, however, Samantha completely changed my mind. Taking this course with Ms. Shebib has opened my eyes to the future careers and path I can make as a Communication major. I can proudly say this was my absolute favorite class I have taken at Michigan State and I am very fortunate to have taken it. We were challenged to learn a wide range of content; however, we were engaged in activities and visuals that really helped me learn and enjoy the material. I always felt prideful in my work because I knew I had her support if I ever ran into a question or problem. Samantha truly worked hard both inside and outside of the classroom. During class hours, we were encouraged to take diligent notes, relate material to real-life examples, and participate in activities that would lead to the level of retention needed to pass the course. She was more than willing to answer any questions and help us learn the material to the best of her ability. Out of the classroom, Samantha put in an exorbitant amount of time into preparing her lectures so that we would be able to succeed in both an inviting and professional environment. She created detailed study guides and study activities that truly made studying “exciting”.  I am truly confident that Samantha Shebib is an exceptional candidate for this award. Samantha’s positive attitude, genuine kindness, superb listening skills, and dedication are just a few reasons of her excellence in teaching. I have never had a teacher like Ms. Shebib and I only wish that I could have taken more classes with her. I am so honored to have been able to show my support for the best professor I’ve had at Michigan State University."--Stephanie Andoni (December 24, 2020) View it here!

"I first had the pleasure of having Samantha as a teaching assistant for the course Intro to Interpersonal Communication (Com 225) in the Spring of 2018. Due to Samantha’s ability to connect course concepts to real life situations, I chose to enroll in her Communication in Close Relationships (Com 425) course the following year. Having Samantha as a teacher this past spring semester was one of the greatest experiences I have had during my three years at Michigan State University. As a Communication major at Michigan State University, I believe it is rather challenging to build individual student teacher relationships due to the number of students in the major. That is not the case with Samantha. She excels in building individual relationships with each and every one of her students which largely contributed to my success in her course. Samantha is passionate, both for her students and for her teaching. Samantha’s course has been the most rewarding class I have taken at Michigan State. I have never had an instructor who wanted every single student to succeed in their class the way Samantha did. She went above and beyond to explain challenging course material and give personal examples that would allow us to better understand each concept. Samantha made sure each student understood what she was teaching before moving forward with other topics. A great deal of Samantha’s course was focused on writing that related course concepts, one of them being a final research paper. The way Samantha made herself available to her students for help was something I had never experienced before at Michigan State. Each student chose their own topic from our Communication in Close Relationships course and researched and analyzed seven scholarly journals. During that time, Samantha sent each student articles and findings that she thought would be beneficial towards their writing. Samantha was more than willing to provide feedback along the way. I sent the draft of my paper to Samantha late one evening, and by early the following morning, I had the most helpful feedback. Samantha offered me suggestions to improve my writing, yet she also commented on the things she loved about my work so far. Samantha always encouraged me as a student which motivated me to be a well-rounded individual. Having Samantha as an instructor at Michigan State University has been so rewarding. Her commitment and dedication to academia is truly admirable. Her passion and knowledge of Interpersonal Communication is a huge asset to Michigan State University’s Communication major. In closing, Samantha’s commitment to her studies as well as her students is a rarity, and I am forever grateful that I was able to experience the intelligence that is Samantha Shebib. I can only hope to be as passionate and impactful in my future career as Samantha has been for me and other students."--Molly Smith (December 24, 2020) View it here!


         Anonymous Testimonials from Former Students at University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                                                 Fall 2021 to Fall 2022

“She is the absolute best professor this university has to offer. Not only does she have great passion for the material, but great passion for her students and their success. She is an expert in the field of communication, and it shows in her teaching.” —CMST 492 student, fall 2022


“Dr. Shebib is a very well-endowed professor and is excellent with working with students. After taking her class the past 2 semesters, I highly recommend to other comm students to take Dr. Shebib for the best learning experience.” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“Shebib is awesome! She instructs in a clear and organized manner. Her course builds of previous information in a way we can understand and not feel left behind. Overall great class full of helpful and interesting information.” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“Dr. Shebib is an exceptional professor. She WANTS students to succeed and fosters an environment that is accepting and understanding.”—CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“Dr. Shebib is a very well-spoken professor who teaches a difficult topic very easily. She is very easy to connect with and answers questions very well. I love the way she teaches and would love to take her in the future!” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“Dr. Shebib is a fantastic professor. I am looking forward to seeing her success! I would take her again in a heartbeat. She is a fantastic asset to UAB's Communication Department.” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“Prof. Shebib is a great instructor. She keeps the class engaged and on topic with fun and easy to follow PowerPoints. I enjoyed the TikTok assignments she gave us during the semester and thought they were super creative way to show our understanding/knowledge of certain topics. Prof. Shebib also takes away the stress of test taking. She gives us plenty of resources for studying and is also willing to answer questions. Overall, an Amazing Professor!” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“Dr. Shebib is the best professor that I have had at UAB as a 5th year senior. She genuinely cares for her students and provides the material in a way that we really want to be engaged with. She is the epitome of an ideal educator and manages her class well. I hope to be able to end my academic career with more of her classes.” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“Dr. Shebib is one of the most helpful professors I have ever had. She is always looking for ways to assist her students and help them in any way she can. She is very down to Earth and very good at communicating her ideas and information to her students. I would recommend anyone take her classes regardless of their major.” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“I really enjoyed Dr. Shebib, I hadn't had her before, but I quickly realized she had gained a following from her previous year of teaching. And I saw why, too. She is kind, makes sure you really understand the topics, and gives assignments that students actually enjoy. She taught things in a way everyone could understand and fostered an environment where students weren't afraid to speak up and ask questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Shebib and would take her again if given the chance.” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“She is an amazing professor. Dr. Shebib creates connections with her students (despite the class size) that, in turn, create a positive classroom environment. I genuinely look forward to attending class because of Dr. Shebib. You can tell that she works hard and loves her students.” —CMST 413 student, fall 2022


“The best thing was that she was extremely responsive and communicative. She was always there to help whenever I had a question or asked her for feedback. She made the journey a lot smoother and easier by keeping a positive, helpful, respectful, and appreciative environment. I would recommend her as a professor to others.” —CM 613 student, fall 2022


“This course was a challenge of the best kind! Dr. Shebib has truly changed my perspective of nonverbal communication and graduate courses in general. I have learned so much from this class not only regarding course content but also about general professional skills (especially APA formatting!). Dr. Shebib truly cares about her students, and this is evident through her quick email responses and facilitation of class discussions. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to take a class from Dr. Shebib this semester, and I hope I have the pleasure of taking another class from her soon!” —CM 613 student, fall 2022


“Dr. Shebib has dedicated a lot of time and effort into making the class very informative and interesting. She also takes more time than any professor I have ever had to give great feedback on our work. There is nothing I would change about the structure of her class other than using the first class or two to discuss research methods. Going into this class I had minimal research methods knowledge and Dr. Shebib helped me gain confidence in my interpretation of a wide variety of research. I just wish we had a class or two to refresh on methods in the beginning to better prepare me at the beginning of the semester.” —CM 613 student, fall 2022


“I am appreciative of the care and attention Dr. Shebib took in preparing content and facilitating discussion for this course. Her multi-faceted approach in teaching helps reach each learner in different ways; from her PowerPoint slides to her lecture and discussion questions--I feel Dr. Shebib's teaching style provides a well-rounded approach to learning new content for the student. She appropriately challenged us with material and encouraged us to question information we read in articles to make sure we understood the points being made. Her courses aren't easy, but they definitely inspire growth as a student and make you proud of what you've accomplished at their completion.” —CM 613 student, fall 2022


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Shebib for an excellence and well-thought course. The structure is one of the best. Having the opportunity to hand in all week assignment at once is very beneficial in planning for the week. It also gives students a chance to go over most assignments. The research papers were very informative and truly open eyes and/or change minds on various aspect of life such relationship communication (John Gottman's four horsemen of the apocalypse). What was learned in this class can be applied immediately to life and help improve the way someone communicate to other in general and his/her partner specifically.” —CMST 105 student, summer 2022


“Dr. Shebib was one of the best professors I've had so far. She is open to comments and concerns and responds to our concerns as soon as she can. Very understanding and thoughtful towards her class.”—CMST 105 student, summer 2022


“Dr. Shebib has been such an amazing professor this semester. Not only has she been excellent at teaching, but she has also been incredibly nice and understanding of situations that come with a summer semester. I would take another course with her teaching without hesitation.” —CMST 105 student, summer 2022


“I really enjoyed her class! Dr. Shebib is an excellent instructor. This class was interesting, and I enjoyed reading all articles and looked forward to reading them each week. This class really made me feel like I'm most definitely in the right field. I love how encouraging she is and how she expressed several times, if you need help, don't be afraid to reach out.”—CMST 105 student, summer 2022


“I previously took PY216 (Elementary Statistical Methods). This class felt more organized than that although it talked about the same topics and went over all of the same formulas/problem-solving techniques. The class was organized in a way to help the students add to the information they learned the previous week which made it easier to understand how to do the work. I really enjoyed the set-up, and it did not feel rushed just because it was a 7-week course.”—CMST 494 student, summer 2022


“Dr. Shebib has been my favorite professor ever. She cares about her students and their success in her class. Dr. Shebib knows the material very well and knows how to teach it to students who have never heard of any of the topics discussed. She has amazing lectures and PowerPoint slides. The environment of the classroom is very welcoming, and I credit this to Dr. Shebib. I have not been afraid to speak up and ask questions in front of the class. I love the way she teaches and interacts with students to make the course that much more enjoyable!” —CMST 105 student, spring 2022


“Dr. Shebib was an amazing professor who truly cared about helping us succeed in the course. She worked with me when I had to be absent for an emergency and was very caring. She engaged heavily with the class and found ways to make even boring subjects interesting.” —CMST 105 student, spring 2022


“112/10 professor!! Hope to take one of her classes again!” —CMST 105 student, spring 2022


“This course has really taught me a lot about human communication and all the major qualities that come with human communications and the different perception that flow with it. As far Dr. Shebib goes, she has done an amazing job at executing the content and diligently working with her students in order for them to adequately attain the knowledge she presents. She also is an excellent professor by allowing many opportunities for her students to grow in a professional sense.” —CMST 105 student, spring 2022


“I'm appreciative of the course content, the discussion, and the requirements that Dr. Shebib presented in her Family Communication class. I felt the expectations were on par with a graduate level course and that she guided the students in meeting those established requirements throughout the semester. I also felt like she was readily available to offer further explanation and guidance as needed for any students who had additional questions. Her enthusiasm for the subject and teaching approach were excellent and offered a wonderful mixture of challenge and reward for each of us as students. So glad I took this course, and I learned a ton under the instruction of Dr. Shebib!”—CM 624 student, spring 2022


“Dr. Shebib is energetic, passionate, and knows the content she teaches deeply. She genuinely cares about her students, and I appreciate that she is realistic about the work most students already have on their plates outside of her class. I think this is crucial in a master’s program and it meant a lot to us. I appreciate Dr. Shebib's application of research to real-world experiences to help us understand the content, her drive to push us to think critically and outside of the box, and her requirement of APA style in all writing helped students to memorize it, rather than use it on one paper all semester as most other courses do.” —CM 624 student, spring 2022


“I’m sincerely grateful to have been taught under Dr. Shebib. As a student, I always felt seen and important, regardless of my academic shortcomings. Instead of ridicule, I was given guidance, aid, and support. Dr. Shebib's nonverbal course was the highlight of my Fall term. She allowed community to he built within our classroom, and she was concerned about being the main character within it. She fostered an environment where every student could be themselves and feel comfortable in their knowledge level, wherever that may be. She always made the topics incredibly relatable... which is always a plus. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Shebib. She is lovely addition to the Communication Studies community here at UAB. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING DR. SHEBIB!!!” —CMST 413 student, fall 2021


“Dr. Shebib is a great professor who learned how to make every class more entertaining and fun then the last. She was not only a great professor but a great mentor and friend as well!” —CMST 413 student, fall 2021


“I absolutely adored this class and grew to really love Dr. Shebib as well! She always made the course really interesting in the ways that she would relate them to everyday things that happen to us all while also allowing the students to spark genuine conversation about it. The class was small, but we call came together throughout the course and became really close as a class. It was the only class this semester that I was genuinely excited about attending because I knew the material would be interesting, genuine learning and conversation would happen, and it was in an open atmosphere where it didn't feel awkward to speak up on certain experiences and opinion that related to the coursework.”—CMST 413 student, fall 2021


“Definitely the best professor I have had, really approachable and makes sure all students know what is going on!” —CMST 413 student, fall 2021


“Dr. Shebib is one of a kind. A teacher that makes you excited to learn! An instructor that ignited a fire for me come to class and participate. Our class was special every student interacted with one another and put forth effort to be a better student. I have recommended Dr. Shebib to all of my friends within the major! Professor that like Dr. Shebib are rare! Cannot thank her enough for bringing her passion to the classroom every day.” —CMST 413 student, fall 2021


“It was truly a pleasure to have Dr. Shebib as an instructor. She’s very knowledgeable and in-depth with the subject matter. She is the kind of instructor students can comprehend and learn the course material, great instructor I would recommend her for future students.”—CMST 105 student, fall 2021


“Professor Shebib is a wonderful teacher! She is organized and caters to all different types of learning styles. She is willing to help her students and answered all of my emails and questions out of class in a timely manner. She truly cares about her students and wants them to get the most out of her class. Would recommend this class to everyone.” —CMST 105 student, fall 2021


“Dr. Shebib is an amazing professor. I think she offers a younger view to the study of communication, and she is very passionate about her work. Her lectures kept me interested and well-informed. She also gave very personal reviews and comments on reactions papers, which was nice because I felt listened to and acknowledged as an individual student.” —CMST 105 student, fall 2021

      Anonymous Testimonials from Former Students at Utah State University     

                                                   Fall 2020 to Spring 2021

“The organization of this class is amazing. I also really like how quickly Dr. Shebib will get back to us if we have questions/concerns with anything. I love the way Dr. Shebib prepares us for tests. I feel like if you show up to class, take notes and ask questions, you will be able to do well in the class. I felt like the focus of this class was learning the material and she never tried to trick us on exams. If you knew the material and had studied, you could do really well. I felt like she cared about us as individual students and remembered our names and things about us and always followed up to make sure we were doing well. I really appreciated her effort and how much she cares about her students. She made this class awesome!” —CMST 2120 student, spring 2021


“I loved that Doctor Shebib made it obvious how much she cared for the success of her students. She spent a great deal of time leaving effective feedback on our assignments we turned in and that made me want to succeed in her class even more! She delivered the content well and made great use of breakout rooms over zoom.” —CMST 3120 student, spring 2021


“Dr. Shebib is a rock star, and I am so glad I took her course. I learned more about how to improve my writing, how much I love research and felt validated in my decisions to apply for graduate school. Excellent course!! Highly recommend Dr. Shebib.” —CMST 3120 student, spring 2021


“Samantha Shebib is an amazing teacher. She's very personable, and I feel like her work in interpersonal communication makes it easier to talk with her and ask her for help when I didn't understand something.”—CMST 2110 student, spring 2021


“Incredible teacher. Relates very easily to students but teaches material in a way that sticks and is remembered.”—CMST 2110 student, spring 2021


“Amazing teacher. I always looked forward to your class and it was a breath of fresh air compared to my other classes. Your teaching style and methods made class material easy to understand. I also appreciated how understanding you were if I missed a class due to external factors. I would definitely love to be in one of your classes again.”—CMST 2110 student, spring 2021


“I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Shebib! It was such a joy taking a class from her this semester and I wish so badly I could have taken more from her throughout my time here at USU. The way she presents the information during lectures is incredibly intuitive and she really wants to make sure she presents it in a way that we truly understand. She doesn’t waste time with fluff or filler content because she values our education and time. She ALWAYS had incredible energy even when doing zoom classes from home which made class so much more enjoyable. Not only was the course work interesting and the way she presented it amazing- but she also cares so much about her students. I had a time where I needed extra time to take an exam due to some personal issues. I felt comfortable expressing this to her and she completely understood. She was even vulnerable with me and explained that she struggled with the same thing, so she understood what I was going through. She is a true friend to her students in the most professional way. USU and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are better with Dr Shebib - she is a huge asset here. She has been an excellent professor to say the least! The communication department would be foolish to not hire and promote her to assistant professor.”—CMST 2120 student, fall 2020


“Dr. Shebib is an expert in her field. She has such an expansive knowledge on what she is teaching and is very passionate about it. She ties what we learn in class to how we can become more competent communicators. Also, she ties what we are learning from the textbook with additional research and theories that help us look at the topic with a broader lens. Additionally, she encourages questions and is very good at answering them effectively. Also, she is ALWAYS prepared. Her PowerPoints and lectures are very cohesive, and effective for hybrid learning. (In my other classes I find it’s me being understanding that it is difficult for the teacher to do both effectively, but in Dr. Shebib's class she has found ways to make it just as high quality of a class.)” —CMST 2110 student, fall 2020


“The work Dr. Shebib has put into this course is obvious. She makes her own (incredibly detailed and helpful) PowerPoint slides for each class, provided us with several class related academic reading materials, and is very knowledgeable about this subject. I've never had a teacher like Dr. Shebib, who can answer almost any question related to this subject at the snap of a finger I loved how Dr. Shebib provided us with multiple examples about each topic we discussed because it gave me a more solid understanding of the subject. Throughout the entire semester, Dr. Shebib made this class both fun and very informational. I also like how Dr. Shebib was able to relate many of her teachings to us and our social media usage. Unlike some of the other classes I have taken, I feel that the information I took from this class is something that will stay with me and actually help me in the future. Dr. Shebib's teaching completely defied my expectations for this class, and she really went above and beyond to ensure that we knew her course materials inside and out.”—CMST 2110 student, fall 2020


“I felt that Dr. Shebib facilitated a classroom environment that welcomed comments and questions, despite the many struggles of schooling during the pandemic. She has a special awareness and openness to student needs and feedback that allowed the class to be uniquely tailored to each group. Oftentimes, I feel uncomfortable expressing when aspects of a course or teaching method do not work for me, but Dr. Shebib was receptive to any and all feedback, offering opportunities to provide input anonymously during the semester on top of her constant openness. In her class, we could actually tailor our learning experience in real time instead of retroactively, which I truly admire.” —CMST 3400 student, fall 2020


“Dr. Shebib is easily the best professor at USU. She truly cares about her students and does all she can to help them succeed. She is clearly passionate about the students she teaches and teaching in general. Her passion leaks out onto her students, and it is really a fun environment to be in! She truly is an amazing professor!”—CMST 3400 student, fall 2020


“Thank you, professor, for your lively personality. Truly rare is the professor who enjoys what they do as much as you. Thank you.” —CMST 3400 student, fall 2020 


“Zero complaints, very good course and teaching, if the teacher wasn't this good, I don’t think I would have liked it. 10/10 would recommend. —CMST 3400 student, fall 2020


“This class taught me valuable and practical information about working with other people, and Dr. Shebib was an excellent professor. She cares a lot about, appreciates, and respects her students.”—CMST 2120 student, fall 2020


“Dr. Shebib altered the course on the fly, not to make the course easier, but to meet the needs of the students and take feedback into account before the end of the semester evals.” —CMST 3400 student, fall 2020


“I LOVE Dr. Shebib and really would love for her to stay as a professor here at Utah State. She is one of my favorite Communication Studies staff and I hope to take more classes from her in the future. She has done a great job at teaching, creating a welcoming atmosphere, and I hope to see more from her at Utah State.” —CMST 2120 student, fall 2020


“Dr. Shebib does a great job of creating visual aids that help with note-taking and visual learning. I appreciate the background knowledge and insightful experiences she shares in class that help me connect the information we learn with real-life application.” —CMST 2120 student, fall 2020


“It was obvious Dr. Shebib put a lot of thought and effort into the course content and how it was taught. As mentioned previously, her lessons were engaging and thought-provoking. Dr. Shebib took the time to effectively and thoroughly explain the topics and answer any questions the class had. Instead of just throwing up a PowerPoint or basing the course solely on readings, which I have experienced a lot in my other course amidst the pandemic, she used these mediums to effectively add to and benefit the course. In addition to teaching the real-world value and applications of the material, she provides her, extremely useful, expertise, and professional advice based on her experiences in the field.” —CMST 2120 student, fall 2020


“This was one of my favorite classes that I have taken in my entire college career and that is all because of Dr. Shebib. I don't think that I would change anything.” —CMST 2120 student, fall 2020


“Dr. Shebib is a wonderful professor, and she made this class interesting and engaging. I loved learning from her, and I want to take more of her classes. She was very organized and did a great job making sure we understood all the content before moving on. She adjusted the course to meet our needs and help us learn everything we needed to as well as the things we wanted to. I am really happy with my experience in this class and would recommend it.” —CMST 2110 student, fall 2020


“Dr. Shebib is a phenomenal professor! She not only explains the concept in ways that we can easily relate them to our lives and make sense of them, but she also shows us where this information comes from. She tells us about the studies that have been done to prove the theories and I think it’s amazing how she has contributed substantially to this research and how she seems to always be seeking information and reasoning. I really hope to take many more courses from her in the future!” —CMST 2110 student, fall 2020


“One of the best college professors I had by far. One that I will always remember even made learning still fun with covid and everything. She is great and really taught me a lot in one semester. I would always take her class.” —CMST 2110 student, fall 2020


“Dr. Shebib is an exceptional teacher. She works hard to make sure we understand the material, while still keeping the class at an engaging level of course work. Her lessons are extremely applicable, and her interactive style of teaching has been so refreshing amidst the difficulties that have come from this semester. She has proven to be flexible when facing problems, creative in her solutions, and genuinely caring in her interactions with students. I highly recommend Dr. Shebib.” —CMST 2110 student, fall 2020


“I honestly don't think Dr. Shebib should change a thing, and I mean it. There isn't one thing I didn't enjoy about this class's content or how it was taught to us.” —CMST 2110 student, fall 2020


“One of my favorite things about this class and Dr. Shebib's teaching style is her willingness to adapt and adjust according to our feedback. We had a mid-semester feedback opportunity where we could let her know how we felt the class was going and recommend changes. I was very impressed to see how she read every piece of feedback and implemented them to improve the course. The content of this class is already interesting on its own, but Dr. Shebib really made it come to life for me.” —CMST 2110 student, fall 2020


“Dr. Shebib did not just teach the content, but she used real life examples in her teaching to make the content more meaningful and purposeful for her students. She made class a fun learning environment that got me and my classmates excited to learn.” —CMST 2110 student, fall 2020

      Anonymous Testimonials from Former Students at Michigan State University      

                                                   Fall 2016 to Spring 2020

“Samantha makes herself available to students in a way that is more than appreciated. Her competence and way to teaching complex theories is truly a gift.”—COM 425 student, spring 2020 


“One of the best professors I’ve ever had at MSU, and it was during a global pandemic.”—COM 425 student, spring 2020


“This is by far my favorite class I have taken at MSU and that’s in huge part to Samantha Shebib. She was an absolutely awesome professor and made this class something that I actually looked forward to every day.”—COM 425 student, spring 2020 


“Samantha was an amazing instructor. It was evident in lecture she cared about the students and was passionate about the content she kept the class engaged and made sure students were able to understand the material with great examples. One of the best, most compassionate instructive I’ve had at MSU.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019


“She was a very accommodating and knowledgeable professor. When I reached out for her, she was more than willing to give it to me and ensure that I understood the material well enough. Overall, I would be very happy to have her as a professor again.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019 


“Samantha was a great instructor. She made the lectures easy to understand and sit through. She was very receptive and helpful to students. The course was enjoyable because of her.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019 


“I really enjoyed Sam. She was the best instructor I have ever had at MSU.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019 


“Samantha is one of the best professors I have ever had. She was always encouraging and positive throughout the semester and eager to help us understand course concepts. Her relatability helped fuel understanding. I wish I wasn’t graduating this semester, so I could enroll in her course next semester. Any institution would be beyond lucky to have Samantha on their team.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019


“I really enjoyed taking this class. Ms. Shebib did an awesome job teaching the material while challenging us to become better students. I would highly recommend her to another student.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019


“I loved taking this course and would recommend anyone to take Miss Shebib as the instructor. Her class is well-organized, and she cared whether students learn or not.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019


“Samantha does a really good job and super supportive. Keep it up! Really appreciate her teaching style.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019


“Sam is a passionate educator who is supportive, knowledgeable, and prepared. She is always willing to answer questions and is fair in her grading and expectations. I appreciate her ability to recognize that her students have priorities and adjusts class work to fit their best needs.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019


“One of the only professors in college that actually cared about their student’s grades.” —COM 325 student, fall 2019 


“Seriously amazing! Sammy made sure to make class enjoyable and really cared about us as students and as individuals. She made great PowerPoints, always was receptive and understanding and was overall just a great teacher. I don’t think I have ever learned more in a COM class from any other professor. Such a joy, she taught so much about the class but also tedious tasks like citations and was really helpful in research paper writing process. So glad I was in her class and anyone who has her in the future is lucky.” —COM 425 student, spring 2019 


“Sammy was an exceptional professor and truly wanted every student to be successful. Thanks to Sammy, I really enjoyed this course!” —COM 425 student, spring 2019 


“Sammy is an incredible professor. She really goes out of her way to help students and genuinely wants them all to do well. One of the best professors I have ever had at MSU!” —COM 425 student, spring 2019


“Ms. Shebib was a fantastic instructor. She is very passionate about the material, helpful, and genuinely cares about her students. Ms. Shebib was extremely willing to help students outside of the classroom. Overall, grade A instructor.” —COM 425 student, spring 2019


“I absolutely loved this course. Sammy did an amazing job of communicating the material in an understandable manner and making it super interesting. I enjoyed every single lesson and it’s all because of her.” —COM 425 student, spring 2019


“I really enjoyed this class. This is by far my favorite Com class I have taken because Sam really made it fun to learn and did everything she could to help us succeed. Being an athlete, she was so understanding of my schedule, and she always helped me stay up in class.” —COM 425 student, spring 2019


“I really enjoyed this class and thought the structure/organization/pace was all great! Ms. Shebib is super engaging, supportive, and available to students. One of my favorite Com classes I’ve taken!” —COM 425 student, spring 2019


“Professor is AMAZING! She works really hard on her presentations. Teaches us on how to actually improve writing skills.” —COM 425 student, fall 2018


“Shebib is the best teacher I truly have had in the Com department. She thoroughly explains theories and relates them to real situations.” —COM 425 student, fall 2018


“Her enthusiasm for this course and the topics shows every day. She truly cares about our success and growth which is more uncommon. She is my favorite professor by far, and I have learned so much.” —COM 425 student, fall 2018 


“This class was very enjoyable. Ms. Shebib was always eager to help and very engaging. Definitely a top 3 class I’ve ever taken at MSU.” —COM 425 student, fall 2018 


“Love her! She is a fantastic professor who really cares about the growth of her students. I would recommend anyone to take a class taught by her.” —COM 425 student, fall 2018 


“Ms. Shebib is an excellent professor. It is extremely evident that she is passionate about the course and ensuring students understand the material.” —COM 425 student, fall 2018


“This was an excellent course I really enjoyed learning the material and felt like I was given important tools to understand communication better. Dr. Dorrance Hall and Samantha are exemplary!” —COM 225 student, spring 2018


“I really liked this course because the teacher made things easy to understand. But the person that we as a student interacted with if I had questions, etc., was Samantha, so most of the credit should go to her!” —COM 225 student, spring 2018


“This has been my favorite class in my time here at MSU. I actually signed up for another course with you next spring. The examples were great, the ability to ask questions outstanding and your enthusiasm and personality made the course so enjoyable. Sammy is an awesome TA and always such a great help. Thank you!” —COM 225 student, fall 2017 


“The lecture outlines Sammy created were very helpful for everyone! Thank you for those!” —COM 225 student, fall 2017


“This class was by far my best throughout the semester. Engaging, interesting, impactful, great professor and awesome TA who actually cares about student success. Very impressed and everything was done in a way that that made it easy to understand. Bravo!” —COM 225 student, fall 2017 


“Samantha is great! Super nice! Love her!” —COM 100 student, spring 2017 


“Sam was very helpful and truly cared about how students did in the class. One of the best TA’s I’ve ever had.” —COM 100 student, spring 2017 


“Samantha is one of the best TAs I’ve ever had.” —COM 100 student, fall 2016


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