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America’s 9 Hottest College Professors

Seth Richardson Contributor
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Choosing a college should really come down to the academics and lifestyle involved. After all, it is an institution designed to educate and foster a sense of place in any student’s mind.

Choosing professors is no different. Each student should carefully select a professor based, most importantly, on whether that person can teach the material and is going to be interesting to listen to for a good 40 to 50 hours in total.

But everybody loves a little eye candy. Here, then, are 9 college professors sure to get even the slouchiest students to class (and maybe even get them to study).

 

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Starting our list off is Laura Aull, a beauty who teaches a first-year writing course at Wake Forest University. Students in many courses skip out on several classes until test day. The Daily Caller highly doubts this happens to students lucky enough to be registered in Aull’s courses.

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The University of Alabama is known for its beautiful coeds, but the heat doesn’t stop there. Jane Stuart Baker teaches communications courses and, well, look at her. She has also written numerous books on the topics of organizational diversity and crisis-management rhetoric. Most people probably don’t know what any of that means, but that’s not really important. Focus, people!

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It’s too bad for students at Swarthmore College. Erin Bronchetti won’t be gracing the liberal arts bastion with her presence this year because she is on academic leave. Students hoping to take her introductory economics class will have to look elsewhere — somewhere uglier and stodgier. It’s sad. Obviously, there’s a huge demand for her.

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Kelly Forsythe of University of Maryland, College Park has it. She teaches composition and rhetoric, and with a look like that, we’d be writing her love letters in no time.

 

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Rollins College professor Jessica Jacob is a beauty from Guadalajara, and we’d pay good money to see her relaxing on a beach any day of the week. Sorry, but it’s true. Jacob’s research includes “analyzing the correlation between second language input and phonology,” which if it means what we think it means, her students are in for a good time. (Editor’s note: it doesn’t).

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There’s nothing quite like a “girl next door” type, and that’s what Meredith Basaniak of the University of Colorado has in spades. While others on the list are the type you’d like to meet for a night, or a year, or whatever, this architecture professor is one you’d dream about taking home to meet your parents and building a home with.

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There’s something about Jody Agius Vallejo from the University of Southern California. Perhaps it’s because she teaches interesting classes on immigration, race, ethnicity and social stratification. Perhaps it’s because she wrote “Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class.” Perhaps it’s because she looks like Penelope Cruz. Whatever it is, and it’s probably the last thing, we’re inclined to enroll.

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While most professors on this list deal with communications or sociology, Maria Spiropulu makes waves. Easily the most beautiful person on the California Institute of Technology campus, Spiropulu teaches physics on a next-level basis. She even studies the Large Hadron Collider. All we know is that we hope our particles collide with hers one of these days.

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Nancy Leong, a law professor at the University of Denver, doesn’t play games. Besides being a total 10 in both the looks and power department, Leong also knows how to go for the jugular as she’s proved in her lawsuit with an online commenter simply known as Dybbuk. Whatever the case may be, a looker like Leong is sure to turn heads.

 

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(Photo credits: Laura Aull/English Department/Wake Forest University/About Us; Jane Stuart Baker/Communications and Information Sciences/University of Alabama/Departmental Faculty Members; Jaime Cantrell/Department of English/University of Mississippi/Faculty Directory; Erin Bronchetti/Swarthmore College/Economics Department/Faculty Profiles; Kelly Forsythe/English Department/University of Maryland at College Park/Faculty Profiles; Kristin Kenning/Samford University/School of the Arts/Faculty Directory; Jessica Jacob/Rollins College/The College of Arts and Sciences and Sciences/Faculty Directory; Meredith Basaniak/Program in Environmental Design/University of Colorado/Faculty Directory; Jody Agius Vallejo/University of Southern California/College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences/Faculty Profile; Maria Spiropulu/California Institute of Technology/Physics Department/Bio; Nancy Leong/Screenshot/Youtube)