There was nothing easy about his coursework, but it was well worth it! He made you think, this wasn't a class to just sit and observe the teacher. There really should be more teachers like him.
He teaches is ways that keep me awake and very interested. Gave some hard work sometimes, but he was approachable and fun. And keeps the education current when necessary. I'd say he was pretty awesome
Ben brought new insights to everyone he taught, even those who did not like him (including me). He is missed.