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Dr. Reinhard Zaiser, M.A., M.Div., M.S., M.O.M., Ph.D., Th.D.

Philosopher, Theologian, and Ethicist

Philosophical Consultant, Logotherapist, and Existential Analyst

Master of Applied Work Science and Master of Organizational Management


@ Theta Pi Consulting. A Philosophical Practice, Brookfield, WI, USA

 

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Certified Chess Coach

@ Dr. Z's Genius Chess Academy, Broofield, WI, USA (Scholastic Chess Lessons in Schools,

Churches and Private - Scholastic Chess Camps)

 

Chaplain (Providing Pastoral Care to Patients, Families, and Staff)

@ Children's Hospital of Wisconsin & Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, USA


Faculty (Philosophy, Theology, and Management,

12+ courses per year, Marian Certified Online Instructor)

@ Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI, USA

 

Reinhard studied Philosophy, Theology, Applied Work Science, Organizational Management, Adult Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, and more in Frankfurt, Munich, Bochum, the Principality of Liechtenstein, and New York City, and has all the usual degrees. He is also a trained Emergency Counselor (Telephone Emergency Service, Germany), a certified Hospital Chaplain (The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan), a certified Adult Educator (Munich School of Philosophy), a certified Marian Online Instructor (Marian University), a United States Chess Federation (USCF) certified Chess Coach, a certified Logotherapist & Existential Analyst (South German Institute of Logotherapy), and a certified Philosophical Counselor (American Philosophical Practitioners Association). In 2004 he became a Philosophical Consultant, later also a USCF certified Chess Coach. As Problemist he is publishing chess compositions since the 1980s.

Great Latinum, Graecum, Hebraicum, Collegium Ambrosianum, Ehingen, Germany, 1986

Certificate Adult Education/Andragogy, Munich School of Philosophy, 1994

Certificate Logotherapy & Existential Analysis, South German Institute of Logotherapy, Fuerstenfeldbruck near Munich, 7/2004

Certificate Philosophical Counseling, American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA), 10/2004

Certificate Level I CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education), 1 Summer Unit (ACPE), New York Presbyterian Hospital. The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Westchester Psychiatric Division, White Plains, NY, 05-08/2009

Certificate Level II CPE (Residency), 3 Residency Units (ACPE), New York Presbyterian Hospital. The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, NY, 08/2009-06/2010

Certificate United States Chess Federation (USCF) Certified Chess Coach, 12/2011

 

Teaching Experience as Instructor at the International Academy for Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein, Europe, and at the Marian University, WI, USA (THE 100 Foundations of Christian Experience, THE 101 Introduction to Christian Theology, THE 218 World Religions (Religions of the East, Judaism, Christianity and Islam), THE 221 Theology of Love, THE 310 Women and Religion, THE 350 Christian Spiritual Traditions, PHI 130 Philosophy and Values, PHI 132 The Examined Life, PHI 220 Bioethics, PHI 231 Business Ethics, PHI 305 Philosophy of Love and Friendship, IDS 201 Aesthetics, Values and Culture I, IDS 202 Aesthetics, Values and Culture II, BUS 245 Managerial and Professional Ethics, OLQ 607 Leadership and Social Responsibility, MGT 304 International Organizational Behavior).

 

Interests:

Philosophical Practice, Logotherapy, and Existential Analysis, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, Philosophical and Theological Anthropology, Ancient and Eastern Philosophy and Theology, Philosophical and Theological Ethics, Bioethics and Business Ethics, Management by Meaning.

 

Publications:

 

Books:

1. Reinhard Zaiser (1990). Paradox um der Wahrheit willen - oder: der kreative, bewusstseinserweiternde Aspekt der Paradoxie. Eine Hommage an Sokrates. Frankfurt: Privatdruck.

2. Reinhard Zaiser (1995). Ist der "Hirntod" der Tod des Menschen? Der philosophische Diskurs des "Hirntodes." Werkstattschriften, Bd. 43 (Hg.: Zentrum für Psychiatrie). Weinsberg: PLK-Druck.

3. Reinhard Zaiser (2004). Qualitätsmanagement-Handbuch (DIN EN ISO 9001:2000) der M. Zaiser GmbH, Talheim, CNC-Drehteile, Metallbearbeitung, mit allen QM-Formblättern, Arbeits- und Verfahrensanweisungen. Bochum/Talheim: Privatdruck.

4. Reinhard Zaiser (2004). Management by Meaning: Personalführung und Motivation unter dem Aspekt der Logotherapie - ein Beitrag zum Sinnmanagement. Personal und Organisation Bd. 21. Münster/Hamburg/Berlin/Wien/London: Lit.

5. Reinhard Zaiser (2004). Karl Rahners Begriff des "übernatürlichen Existentials" im Lichte von Viktor E. Frankls These vom "unbewussten Gott". Studienreihe theologische Forschungsergebnisse Bd. 61. Hamburg: Kovac (reviews in: Existenz und Logos 13 [1] 2005, 137-141 & Lebendiges Zeugnis 60 [4] 2005, 311f.).

6. Reinhard Zaiser et al. (2004). Sinn und Werte in der Wirtschaft. Wertphilosophische Reflexionen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Schriftenreihe des Süddeutschen Instituts für Logotherapie Bd. 1 (zusammengestellt u. redigiert v. O. Zsok u. E. Schechner). Fürstenfeldbruck: SIL.

7. Reinhard Zaiser (2004). Management by Meaning - Aspekte des Sinnmanagements unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse, Bochumer Beiträge zur Arbeitswissenschaft Bd. 12 (Hg.: Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft der Ruhr-Universität Bochum). Bochum: Uni-Druck.

8. Reinhard Zaiser (2005). Verdrängung und Neurose, Wunschdenken und Illusion? Zu Sigmund Freuds psychoanalytischer Religionskritik und noogener Neurose. Forum Religionskritik Bd. 6. Münster/Hamburg/Berlin/Wien/London: Lit.

9. Reinhard Zaiser, My 64 Memorable Chess Problems (forthcoming).

10. Reinhard Zaiser, Philosophie als Ausdruck des Willens zum Sinn. Zu Theorie und Praxis therapeutischer Noologie vor dem Hintergrund von Viktor E. Frankls Logotheorie und Logotherapie (forthcoming).

11. Reinhard Zaiser, Dr. Z’s Philosophy Guide to an Examined, Liberating, Outstanding Life (forthcoming).

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Articles:

Reinhard Zaiser (1994). Ist das Ende der "Hirntod"-Diskussion in Sicht? TW Neurologie Psychiatrie 8, 673f.

Reinhard Zaiser (1995). Ist der "Hirntod" identisch mit dem Tod des Menschen? Und, wenn "Nein": Ist dies dann das Ende der Transplantationsmedizin? Grüne Information (Hg.: Männerseelsorge der Diözese Speyer) 2, 20-24.

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Reinhard Zaiser (2005). Die Bedeutung von Viktor E. Frankls Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse für die Philosophische Praxis. In: D. Batthyány and O. Zsok (Hg.), Viktor Frankl und die Philosophie (S. 299-304). Wien/New York: Springer.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005). Viktor E. Frankl’s Influence on Karl Rahner and the Anthropological Turn of Modern Western Theology. KIATS Theological Journal. Journal of the Korea Institute for Advanced Theological Studies 1 (1) 56-62.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005). Viktor Frankl as a Theologian: The Meaning of Logotherapy for Modern Western Theology. The International Forum for Logotherapy 28 (1) 4-9.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005). Management by Meaning: Logotherapie in moderner Arbeitswissenschaft und Managementlehre. Existenz und Logos 13 (1) 34-46.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005). Logoterapia, teologia e senso della vita. Elementi per un confronto tra Viktor E. Frankl e Karl Rahner. Ricerca di senso 3 (2) 199-206.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005). Working on the noetic dimension of man: Philosophical practice, logotherapy, and existential analysis. Philosophical Practice 1 (2) 83-88.

Reinhard Zaiser (2006). Viktor E. Frankl als Pionier der modernen Philosophischen Praxis. Von den geistigen Übungen der Antike zu den Methoden der Logotherapie. In: Existenz und Logos 13 (2006) 45-57.

Reinhard Zaiser (2006). William S. Sahakian’s philosophical therapy: A pioneering approach of modern philosophical practice. In: Philosophical Practice 2 (1) 3-6.

Reinhard Zaiser (2006). Viktor E. Frankl as a Pioneer of the Modern Philosophical Practice. The International Forum for Logotherapy 29 (2006) 69-72.

Reinhard Zaiser (2008). Parolen wie "Gier ist gut" ziehen in den USA nicht mehr. Der Wissenschaftler Reinhard Zaiser über den Wirtschaftsethik-Boom in den USA und seine Folgen für den Wahlkampf. Interview. VDI Nachrichten 02/01/2008, 2.

Reinhard Zaiser (2008). Dagli esercizi spirituali dei filosofi antichi ai metodi della logoterapia. Viktor Frankl, pioniere della pratica filosofica moderna. Ricerca di senso 6 (1) 135-143.

Reinhard Zaiser (2009). "Alles ist Übung" - Periander von Korinth. In: Th. Gutknecht, Th. Polednitschek, Th. Stölzel (Hg.), Philosophische Lehrjahre. Beiträge zum kritischen Selbstverständnis Philosophischer Praxis. Münster/Berlin/Wien/London, 259-260.

Reinhard Zaiser (2012). Connecting Chess to History. In: The Chess Coach 3 (2) 3.

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Reviews:

Reinhard Zaiser, Susanne Heine. Grundlagen der Religionspsychologie. Modelle und Methoden. Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht. Göttingen 2005, rev. in: Bücher der Gegenwart. Beilage zu: Christ in der Gegenwart 43 (2005) 356.

Reinhard Zaiser, Steven Segal (2004). Business Feel: From the Science of Management to the Philosophy of Leadership. Houndsmill/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, rev. in: Philosophical Practice 1 (3) 2005, 201-202.

Reinhard Zaiser, Otto Zsok (2005). Der Arztphilosoph Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997). Ein geistiges Profil. EOS-Verlag. St. Ottilien, rev. in: Existenz und Logos 13 (2006) 88f.

Reinhard Zaiser, Eric G. Wilson (2008). Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. New York, rev. in: Philosophical Practice 4 (2) 2009, 479-480.

Reinhard Zaiser, Joel J. Kupperman (2006). Six Myths about the Good Life: Thinking about what has Value. Indianapolis, rev. in: Philosophical Practice 6 (1) 2011, 770-771.

Reinhard Zaiser, Aviezer Tucker (2013). Plato for Everyone. Amherst, NY, rev. in: Philosophical Practice 10 (3) 2015, 1663-1665.

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Chess problems (in chess books, newspapers, and magazines like Germany’s STERN magazine or the "Heilbronner Stimme" chess column, the longest running chess column in the world).

 

TV / Radio / Newspaper:

Reinhard Zaiser, Mutiger Pionier? Radio-Interview, Deutschlandfunk (09/16/2004).

Erster Master Reinhard Zaiser sieht IAW als Leuchtturm. Management-Schule an Praxis orientiert. Ruhr Nachrichten (01/22/2004).

Reinhard Zaiser, Viktor E. Frankl als "Theologe". Vortrag, Internationaler Logotherapie-Kongress, Wien 01.-03. April 2005, VCD, CD, MC und Video. Auditorium Netzwerk 2005. [...]

Parolen wie "Gier ist gut" ziehen in den USA nicht mehr. Der Wissenschaftler Reinhard Zaiser über den Wirtschaftsethik-Boom in den USA und seine Folgen für den Wahlkampf. Interview. VDI Nachrichten (02/01/2008).

Chess Guru Mates Skills With Learning. In: NOW, February 14, 2013, 20-21.

 

Presentations:

Reinhard Zaiser (1993). Philosophische Praxis, Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse - oder: Warum die Kenntnis der Logotherapie auch fuer den Philosophischen Praktiker wichtig sein kann. Paper presented at the Achtes Kolloquium der Gesellschaft für Philosophische Praxis, Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany Oct. 30-Nov. 01. 1993

Reinhard Zaiser (1994). Ist der "Hirntod“ der Tod des Menschen? Der philosophische Diskurs des Hirntodes. Paper presented at the Zentrum fuer Psychiatrie, Weinsberg, Germany, Sep. 1994.

Reinhard Zaiser (1994). "Hirntod" und Organtransplantation aus logotherapeutischer Sicht. Paper presented at the South German Institute of Logotherapy, Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany, Oct. 1994.

Reinhard Zaiser (1995). Ist der "Hirntod" der Tod des Menschen? Paper presented at the Philosophische Praxis Dr. Gerd B. Achenbach, Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, June 23. 1995.

Reinhard Zaiser (1995). Ist der "Hirntod" identisch mit dem Tod des Menschen? Paper presented at the Zehntes Kolloquium der Gesellschaft für Philosophische Praxis, Hannover, Germany Oct. 27.-29. 1995.

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Reinhard Zaiser (2004 December). Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy and Existential Analysis: The Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy and its Meaning for Today. Paper presented at the Lacan Study Group, Dr. Jonjgu Kim’s Neuro-Psychiatric Clinic, Seoul, Korea, 12/22/2004.

Reinhard Zaiser (2004 December). Viktor E. Frankl as a Theologian: Frankl’s Influence on Karl Rahner and Modern Western Theology. Paper presented at the Korea Institute for Advanced Theological Studies (KIATS), Seoul, Korea, 12/28/2004. Reinhard Zaiser (2004 December).

Reinhard Zaiser (2004 December). Viktor E. Frankl’s Logotherapy and Existential Analysis: The Meaning of his Height Psychology for Modern Western Theology. Paper presented at the Institute for Religion, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 12/30/2004.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005 April). Viktor E. Frankl als "Theologe". Sein Einfluss auf Karl Rahner und die moderne katholische Theologie. Paper presented at the International Logotherapy Congress, Vienna, Austria, 04/01/2005.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005 April). Management by Meaning: The Meaning of Logotherapy in Modern Management. Paper presented at the College of Business, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI, USA, 04/29/2005.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005 June). Management by Meaning: A New Approach in Management. Paper presented at the Jubilee World Congress on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, Dallas, TX, USA, June 22-26, 2005, 06/24/2005.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005 June). Viktor E. Frankl as a Pioneer of Philosophical Practice. Paper presented at the Jubilee World Congress on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, Dallas, TX, USA, June 22-26, 2005, 06/24/2005.

Reinhard Zaiser (2005 June). Viktor E. Frankl as a Theologian: The Meaning of Logotherapy for Modern Western Theology. Paper presented at the Jubilee World Congress on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, Dallas, TX, USA, June 22-26, 2005, 06/25/2005.

Reinhard Zaiser (2008 January). Exzellenz durch Ethik. Paper presented at the Institute of Applied Work Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 01/11/2008.

Reinhard Zaiser (2011 March). Viktor E. Frankl's Logotherapy and Martin Luther's Theology of the Cross, Academy Lecture, The Academy at St. John's Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI, USA, 03/06/2011.

Reinhard Zaiser (2011 November). Viktor E. Frankl's Meaning for Psychology of Religion. Paper presented at the Institute for Religion, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 11/23/2011.

Reinhard Zaiser (2011 November). Viktor E. Frankl on the Meaning of Death and Dying. Paper presented at the Institute for Religion, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 11/23/2011.

Reinhard Zaiser (2011 November). Religion and Social Welfare from the Perspective of Logotherapy. Paper presented at the Institute for Religion, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 11/24/2011.

Reinhard Zaiser (2011 November). Family Logotherapy. Meaning-Centered Family Therapy based on Viktor E. Frankl's Logotherapy, Korea Satir Institute, Seoul, Korea, 11/25/2011.

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Professional Memberships:

Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy (Abilene, TX, USA), American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA), American Society for Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy (ASPCP), International Society for Philosophical Practice (ISPP), United States Chess Federation (USCF)

 

Current Activities:

 

My ISO 9001:2008 registered Theta Pi Consulting, my Philosophical Consultancy (Consulting and Education) providing Individual Consulting and Self Examination designed to promote Personal and Professional Development, Self-Mastery, and Meaningful Living and Working, offering the "full package" to enable individuals and managers better to manage their lives, careers, and businesses, Philosophical Adult Education (Dr. Z's Philosophers School), and Organizational Consulting (High Ethics Company Consulting, Corporate Ethics Trainings, and Management by Meaning Seminars), Brookfield, WI, USA.

 

Sharing my passion for chess as a Chess Problemist and United States Chess Federation (USCF) Certified Chess Coach @ Dr. Z's Genius Chess Academy (Scholastic Chess Lessons in Schools, Churches and Private, Scholastic Chess Camps), Brookfield, WI, USA.


My ministry as a Chaplain @ Children's Hospital of Wisconsin & the Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee (Providing Pastoral Care to Patients, Families, and Staff).

- Gold Medal in Recognition of Exhibiting Excellence in the Job, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, November 3, 2015.
- Spotlight Award, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, December 9, 2015.


My teaching ministry as Instructor (Faculty) @ Marian University, WI, USA (Philosophy, Theology & Management, face-to-face and online, 12+ courses per year).

- This is what Marian University students say about me:

Dr. Z is the best instructor I’ve had here so far, actually ever.

Dr. Z is the most inspirational, motivating instructor I ever had. Marian is so lucky to have him. I wish he would teach more classes.

Dr. Z is an outstanding teacher. He relates well with all students and makes subject matter easy to understand.

Dr. Z is the most amazing instructor that I ever had. His joy of life is something everyone can learn from.

Dr. Z was always prepared for class, taught us things using a variety of teaching methods and made his lessons interesting and enlightening all the time. Dr. Z was such an amazing instructor. I’ve never had an instructor who gave quick responses, was excited about not only teaching, but also the students, and did all with a sense of humor.

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 Dr. Zaiser is a very good instructor. Very nice instructor.

 Dr. Z is a great teacher. At first I thought the course was going to be dull and boring. This was not the case with the class. Thanks!

 Class made me think more about the past and how it has led us where we are today. Enjoyed all the art, history, literature and music examples. This is one of the best instructors I have ever had!

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 He should help teach other instructors how to run a good online course.

 The most interaction & feedback of any course I have taken.

 You need more instructors that care about teaching as much as Dr. Z.

Dr. Z is a great instructor! I really enjoyed this class and felt that I gained a lot from it that will be extremely useful.

The teacher has great character, apparent even though this was an online class.

Very positive instructor, gave lots of good feedback and positive reinforcement!

Well organized.

I love this professor.

The instructor related the topics to real life situations.

Professor Zaiser’s sense of humor!

Dr. Zaiser is a great teacher. I wish I could have taken a traditional class with him. He has a lot of knowledge and a unique way of presenting it!

Instructor made the class very interesting and he was very knowledgeable.

The professor was great at getting back to me when I had questions and he always grades in a timely manner. That was much appreciated!

Dr. Z is a wonderful teacher who contributes a lot of his knowledge to the class.

Dr. Z was a wonderful instructor. He was extremely positive and upbeat. It was apparent that he was extremely comfortable with the subject matter and very open to questions and feedback. He was the best online instructor I’ve had so far.

This is the first class I had with Reinhard Zaiser and I really enjoyed his class. I would definitely take another class with him and would recommend him to other students. I love his creative way of teaching the class and made it enjoyable as well as being able to use a lot of concepts in my work and everyday life.

This was the best online course I’ve had. Dr. Z is a terrific teacher. He gave constructive feedback to my questions and exams. It was evident he had an immense understanding of the subject matter. The use of videos and movies to supplement the learning material was wonderful. They brought an added dimension to the class and learning experience. It was evident he was prepared to teach the course and that he put a great deal of effort not only in his preparation but also teaching the course. The way Dr. Z teaches an online course should be the model for all Marian online courses.

Make sure Dr. Reinhard teaches it!

I would definitely sign up for another class with Dr. Z.

He is a lot of fun. He made a very boring topic interesting and enjoyable.

The instructor was very passionate about his work. This made the material more exciting and easier to understand.

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 Amazing presentation and contextual relation of a subject that can be influential and revelatory on many levels.

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 How the instructor used the class material to real world situations.

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 Dr. Zaiser's personality comes thru online. Great learning experience.

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 Overall Dr. Z was the best and most informative instructor I have had at Marian University to date.

 Dr. Zaiser was the best instructor that I had over the past couple of years at Marian. His command of the subject was amazing. So much that I hope to someday get a degree in philosophy too.

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It was confusing at first but he had made me thinking outside my scope which helped me learn some things about myself and I appreciate it!

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 Thanks - I learned a lot!

 Best class & professor I've ever had!

 The course gave me a new sense of meaning related to this field of study. I wouldn't have gained this knowledge without taking the class. Dr. Z was an excellent teacher. His real life experiences and sense of humor made this class fun to attend.

 Interesting course work, very good instruction with instructor.

 Knowledge of instructor.

 The way he related the course into everyday life.

 Dr. Z had a lot of knowledge about the items he taught. He also had a lot of energy and was good instructor for this course.

 Dr. Z is phenomenal in his real life stories & interactions with the course. He truly makes class interesting and well worth it!

 Class made me think more about the past and how it has led us where we are today. Enjoyed all the art, history, literature and music examples. This teacher is one of the best instructors I have ever had!

 I appreciated the history lesson. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and able to relate what we learned to modern life. Good sense of humor on the part of the instructor also.

 Dr. Zaiser was available for questions. Dr. Zaiser was very knowledgable on this subject. Thank you.

 Dr. Z is an exceptional teacher. He has a gift with teaching students and making the learning environment fun & relaxed.

 Dr. Zaiser is one of the best (if not the best) instructors I've had at Marian. He makes the subject matter easy to understand and follow. I've had him for two online courses now, and out of all the courses I've taken, I feel I learned the most from him. EXCELLENT instructor!

 Dr. Z is by far the best instructor I have has thus far at Marian! I look forward to more classes with him!!!

 Dr. Z was awesome.

 Dr. Z is the best!!!

 Continue what you are doing Dr. Z!

Thank you for all of the knowledge!

 I was able to use my creativity & intellect to discuss topics relevant to todays current events.

 Dr. Z shared a lot of great knowledge & pictures - really made it interesting.

I liked that the instructor provided plenty of information in the weekly course schedule as well as powerpoints and videos. It made the concepts easier to understand.

 I really appreciate Dr. Zaiser's positive attitude and encouraging comments and emails. This being my first college class in over 10 years, and my first ever online course I really appreciated that!!! I also did enjoy the course materials and how he related to our modern day.

 Awesome class, fantastic instructor!

 I love taking courses with Dr. Z. He is my favorite instructor and wish he was able to teach more courses that I have taken or have yet to take. He is very thoughtful and thorough with all material and ensures your understanding.

 I really liked how Dr. Z didn't make us post 6+ times on discussion boards. This helped me focus on making sure I had time to do the required works/papers. Great class Dr. Z!!

 The instructor was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the course.

 His in depth knowledge & diversification.

 I liked that he was involved in my papers and that he gave good feedback.

 Instructor was great. Let us think and apply knowledge in the real world!

 Easy to talk, outgoing & fun.

 Great teacher, very nice!

 Friendly, outgoing, personable instructor. Did not have unrealistic goals for students achievement.

 Open discussions.

 Please have Dr. Z teach more classes!

 This course has already forced me to contemplate many life concepts and beliefs. The instructor is phenomenal at what he does and how he explains things.

 Small class, so nice to discuss philosophies.

The instructor explains the material well and keeps the class interesting!

These are fast classes and I will probably go back and try to re-read some of the chapters but I wouldn't change anything!

It was fun, I learned real life concepts to put in practice and the instructor was courteous, insightful, and provided me with a broad concept of the topic.

He was adding positive feedback to my papers. He had great questions to help write papers.

I have a new appreciation for the field of philosophy due to Dr. Z. Keep up the great work!

Great class and instructor.

Overall I really like this instructor and would welcome him as an instructor in another class.

Flexibility, Feedback and Coursework - very enjoyable.

I liked the online course. The instructor gave prompt feedback.

I want to thank you for an enjoyable course. From the textbook questions and the clips associated with the assignments to the "Examine Yourself" questions and postings, I have come to realize the value in "the examined life". Over the years I have formed thoughts and opinions on certain subjects but haven't paused to examine how I came to these conclusions and if they still make sense to me today (or even if they did back then).

Combining learning and personal reflection was really amazing. Instructor was very positive, thought provoking and encouraging.

Dr. Z was my first online course instructor for a philosophy class I took last summer and I really liked it. He credits Powerpoints for each week to replace what an in person lecture would be and he provides links to useful videos, etc. I love to get his comments.

Dr. Z is a very knowledgeable instructor. Also makes the class fun while learning.

 Dr. Z is a great and lively instructor. He kept thing interesting.

The freedom to express my views without criticism as no answer was really wrong.

Great teacher, positive feedback. Made homework easy to understand.

The instructor is fantastic! I love his style of teaching and would take more classes he teaches. This course was beneficial to my core as a being. Super satisfied!

 He was very knowledgeable in this field and made class very interesting. Gave great real life examples.

Professor Zaiser was very generous with his comments and grades. Theology is very abstract and difficult for me to understand. I imagine all response to the course work questions can be varied and difficult to grade, i.e. no right or wrong answer. I appreciated that he considers in grading how much work and effort was put forth by the student.

The approached used by the instructor was very helpful to learn the subject matter in the short period of time. The feedback provided by the instructor was extremely timely and balanced.

Great class! Magnificent instructor with expertise in all areas!

As a working mother, I felt the instructor made the online class flexible enough for my busy schedule and was easy to contact and always gave feedback right away.

Continue to hold classes like this at the West Bend campus location.

Thanks Dr. Z!

I really enjoy learning with Dr. Z. He is one of Marian's BEST!

Thanks for your class!

I just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed your class. Thank you for being such a great instructor. I hope all of my instructors are like you. You set the bar high!!

Thank you for facilitating a great experience for me with the PHI 130 class. I hope to have you as a instructor in a future class.

Wish Marian had more on-line instructors like Dr. Z. 

Thank you for the class! I certainly learned a ton I never would have thought about previously. I wish I could have taken your class live! It was a pleasure to have you as an instructor.

Great instructor who is very active with his students. Would recommend to anyone interested in learning about philosophy.

Thank you for a great experience.

I found this course challenging and philosophy is a course reflects on who you really are, pertaining to your inner belief and perceptions of life. This was a course that allowed me a completeness in understanding myself, others, and most definitely the subject of life a being more than a generality! It not only meant reading the material and book, but thinking hard (meditating) on concepts. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity towards gaining greater insight.

Excellent course and instructor!

 Dr. Z was animated and passionate about what he was teaching. He made me become excited about philosophical and ethical concepts and the want to learn more on my own.

I would not change anything, this was the most enjoyable class that I have taken so far and I am looking forward to hopefully having him as an instructor in future classes.

I loved Dr. Z as an instructor! Very knowledgeable and encouraging in the subject matter.

Dr. Reinhard Zaiser was an excellent instructor. He continuously gave feedback and was very encouraging! Great job and thank you! You are very appreciated!!

Helped to develop my own way of thinking for myself and I learned why I choose to think a certain way and what my values mean in a structured way.

I enjoyed this class! Dr. Zaiser was a great instructor, and I would love to take more of his classes! He really sets the bar high for my next instructors!

Dr. Z was awesome. He was very organized and provided the most timely feedback I have seen than in any other course. He has such a positive attitude throughout the course too!

Dr. Z was very personable and a great teacher.

Excellent instructor, excellent final class at Marian, so happy I ended my schooling with this teacher.

Hope to have you again, Dr. Z

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