Matthew Gerber Interview

Scott Galloway, University of Central Florida


Scott Galloway interviews Matthew Gerber, a professor within the Computer Science Department, via Zoom about the impact of COVID-19 on his life. Gerber discusses his experience as a professor handling the transition to the online modality and the aspects of teaching online including the lack of interaction with students, who choose whether to be seen on camera and or participate in class. Visual cues and other subtle details lessened the learning experience. Gerber discusses some aspects of cheating and the online testing format, which he comments that it is possible yet he remains optimistic of students. Additionally, he dealt with his own personal experience with COVID-19 with an at-risk parent. Gerber concludes that kindness is the only way to get through a pandemic both morally and spiritually with others.