Super chill professor who is obviously passionate about what he teaches. I took his class in the first semester of my freshman year, and he was definitely the highlight of my first semester. The readings are super light, and the class discussions include a lot of interactive activities to better understand philosophical concepts. The homework was so light that I never missed any readings or anything, because I actually felt bad not doing my work considering how little he assigned and how chill he was about extensions. He's always open to meeting with you in his office before/after class if you have any questions. He even lets us call him Kyle! Overall just a really cool prof that I highly encourage you to take a class with if you can! I highly recommend taking Intro to Philosophy with Kyle to anyone who's thinking about it. The class differs pretty substantially according to who you take it with, so you can't guarantee it'll be this chill with other professors. Kyle is the best! His class was the only one in fall '19 that I was actually, genuinely excited to attend! Hoping that he continues to teach here for years to come.
For a 2000 level Philosophy course, I was expecting a class for students who are still somewhat beginner in their knowledge / background of philosophy. This is not the case. This class is not structured in a way that allows students to easily succeed. Weekly writing assignments are heavy in analysis and require you to do all of the reading to get a decent score (sometimes hundreds of pages). The same is true of the three take-home exams. My TA graded all of my assignments harshly, even though I put in a lot of work... On Canvas I could see the class average for each assignment was around 7/10. On the plus side- The class material is really interesting and Kyle is a great lecturer. If you are interested and experienced in Philosophy, I would recommend this course. Just not for beginners and not for anyone looking for a chill class.
I took philosophy of education fall of my senior year with Kyle Driggers, and it was great. Kyle is young (a millenial!) and super chill in class. He cares about your personal interest and investment in the course and clearly wants his students to succeed. He's flexible with deadlines and the order of readings in the syllabus, and always spurs interesting discussions in class. As a CC senior who's taken other philosophy courses too, the syllabus was pretty familiar, and only contained one author I hadn't read before. I thought that this would make the class boring but it was actually nice because we read different sections in texts than I had read in other classes, and I was able to explore more in depth some authors I may have thought I already understood. Highly recommend if you're an upperclassman looking for something thought-provoking and chill, or if you're an underclassman looking to get into philosophy and learn more about education.