A professor that I actually met and who had a major influence on me was Dr. Jones in the Eastern Kentucky University Philosophy Department. I took his course in Technology and Human Values that was much more than title suggested. He had an engaging style of teaching that made for a lively class. Students would show up early to class to just start the discussion and we often stayed long after the class was over. He was the professor who lent me Gleik's book on chaos and inspired me to go into public service after his lecture on Athenian democracy.