Rachel Adams is probably the worst professor I have had at Columbia. She lacks even a shred of imagination, consistently stifles discussion if it veers even remotely from her class plan, and frequently responds to questions and comments with nothing but a short stare and a blink. One gets the distinct impression that Professor Adams knows that her students are smarter than she is, and is afraid of them taking control away from her. Perhaps in a lecture format she would be more affective, but I doubt it. And for the record, I'm not one of those disgruntled students who received a bad grade and is just venting. She grades fairly, even generously. But the assignments are poorly explained and poorly conceived.