Famous Female Professors

List of famous female professors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female professors list contains the most prominent and top females known for being professors. There are thousand of females working as professors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic professors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a professor then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list features Lisa Brown, Nellie Y. McKay and more.

While this isn't a list of all female professors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female professors?" and "Who are the best female professors?"

    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1941-2013)
    • Birthplace: Windsor, Colorado
  • Ayesha Jalal
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
    • Age: 72
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States of America