Most Popular College Professors

We all remember Robin Williams as John Keating from the movie Dead Poets Society. Most of us have dreamt of becoming a teacher like Keating was or those with humbler ambitions have at least yearned for a teacher that could fill his onscreen shoes. Here is a list of four brilliant and decorated professors from the United States. These real life Keatings have changed countless lives and continue to inspire us all by the legacy they had left in their wake.

1. Madeleine Albright:

Madeleine Albright

Can be found at: Georgetown University

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright teaches international relations at Georgetown University. Yes, you read it right. The Madeleine Albright. Who better to teach you International Relations than a former secretary of the state? Despite her age, Ms. Albright is rated really high on RateMyProfessor.com and is unanimously loved by all.

 

2. Paul Krugman:

Paul Krugman

Can be found at: Princeton Paul Krugman

Who is a renowned author and columnist for the New York Times and has a Nobel Prize to top it off, is teaching two Economics classes at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School this semester. His students rave on RateMyProfessor.com about how inspiring it is to learn from a real life legend and a titan in his field.

Can be found at: Princeton Paul Krugman, who is a renowned author and columnist for the New York Times and has a Nobel Prize to top it off, is teaching two Economics classes at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School this semester. His students rave on RateMyProfessor.com about how inspiring it is to learn from a real life legend and a titan in his field.

3. Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin
Can be found at : Colorado State University

Temple Grandin, who is a famous animal rights activist, author and autism advocate has been an animal science professor at Colorado State University since 1990.
This current semester, she has livestock handling classes with the undergrads once a week.

One of her students on RateMyProfessors.com said “Professor Grandin is perhaps one of the all time greats. She’s very famous world wide for her work with livestock, and for improving treatment of animals- especially cattle.”

4. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Can be found at: Harvard University

Henry Louis Gates Jr. teaches classes on African American studies at Harvard. He is a renowned literary critic, scholar, writer and intellectual. He was the first African-American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship and the host of many of PBS’s miniseries.

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