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Famous Female University Professors

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

This list contains people like Eloisa James and Hilary Bok.

While this isn't a list of all female university professors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female university professors?" and "Who are the best female university professors?"
Helen Benedict is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female University Professors
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Helen Benedict is a journalist, professor and writer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Bharati Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female University Professors
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Bharati Mukherjee (July 27, 1940 – January 28, 2017) was an Indian American writer and professor emerita in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She was the author of a number of novels and short story collections, as well as works of nonfiction. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Dawn Johnsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female University Professors
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Dawn Elizabeth Johnsen (born August 14, 1961) is an American lawyer and the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Constitutional law, who is currently on the faculty at Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She worked at the Office of Legal Counsel in the United States Department of Justice from 1993 to 1998 and served as acting Assistant Attorney General from 1997 to 1998; she was twice nominated to the post in the Obama Administration. Johnsen's first nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in March 2009 in a party line vote, but was not acted on by the full Senate before it recessed at the end of 2009. Obama then renominated her to the post on ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Eloisa James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female University Professors
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Eloisa James is the pen name of Mary Bly (born 1962). She is a tenured Shakespeare professor at Fordham University who also writes best-selling Regency and Georgian romance novels under her pen name. Her novels are published in 30 countries and have sold approximately 7 million copies worldwide. She also wrote a bestselling memoir about the year her family spent in France, Paris in Love. She is the daughter of poet Robert Bly and short-story author Carol Bly. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Minnesota