By: Kara Gilmour - Staff Writer
Published: May 3, 2021

Famous College Professors

There are many famous college professors who most of us have never heard before. These professors are inspirational and are famous for their work. In fact, several people who were lucky to attend their classes in college are successful today.

John F. Nash Jr - The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and economist taught such thought-provoking subjects as game theory at this New Jersey school. The movie “A Beautiful Mind” was about his true-life story. A remarkable teacher.

Henry Louis Gates Jr - Gates has been a staple in the world of Massachusetts academia since 1991. He is the award-winning director of the school’s African-American research program.

Cornel West - West teaches at the Center for African American Studies, focusing on religion and philosophy. He’s also an author and prominent political commentator.

Katherine Watson - Julia Roberts stars as a fictional art teacher in the 2003 film “Mona Lisa Smile.” In the movie she inspires her conservative students to explore modern art and to challenge rigid 1950s social mores. It’s a great film to watch.

Stephen Hawking - This celebrated British instructor has enlightened students on such subjects as mathematics and physics. He was the first to come up with the Black Hole theory. You can catch some of his documentaries on the Science Channel.


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