Here are a few notes for UCSB students:
- My name is Matthew, and you are welcome to call me that!
"Professor Turk," "Doctor Turk," "Sir," etc.
are all acceptable if you wish, but you will not offend me by calling me by
my first name. It's okay, really. (I don't mind the others, but
"Matthew" just seems simpler.)
- I generally prefer "Matthew" rather than "Matt," but
I'll respond to either.
- You are always welcome to come by my office if you have a question or
would like to talk. However, keep in mind that (like all faculty - and
students, for that matter) I'm often busy and I may ask you to come back
later or to make an appointment. If you want to talk for a significant
chunk of time (say, more than 15 minutes or so) I'd appreciate it if you
made an appointment with me first.