There are many positive things I could say about Dr. Birrell, but I’ll keep it short and sweet. His passion for the subjects he teaches inspires me. In class, it just radiates. There are no other words to describe it, and all the students I’ve ever talked to just adore him because of it. He has one of the most brilliant minds but also has the ability to explain very difficult concepts to students who are completely unfamiliar to it all in a way they’re able to understand. As one of the few females in a male-dominated major, he makes me feel included and just as important as my peers. I speak on behalf of all of the females who have taken his classes. Not a single one would disagree with a statement I’ve expressed in this post of admiration. Thank you, Dr. Birrell.