As another ASU student, of long, if not distinguished, standing, I'm curious to which professor you're referring. I've taken a LOT of classes there and didn't think it was that much of an issue. On the other hand, I previously attended Berkeley so it may be a question of degree. Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post the name on the forum.
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