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List of famous professors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top professors in the world? This includes the most prominent professors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable professors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic professors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned professors.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known professors to the lesser known professors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the professor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous professors ever?" and "What are the names of famous professors?" then you're in the right place. (2084 items)

Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Professors
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more

Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Professors
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from ...more

Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Professors
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the ...more

Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Professors
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more

Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Professors
Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During ...more

Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Professors
Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents ...more

Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Professors
Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright.

Drew Pinsky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Professors
David Drew Pinsky, best known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. He has hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show ...more

Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Professors
Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law ...more

Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Professors
Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology.

Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Professors
Cornel Ronald West is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West ...more

Adam Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Professors
Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and key Scottish Enlightenment figure. Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and ...more

Cass Sunstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Professors
Cass Robert Sunstein is an American legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics, who was the ...more

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Professors
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, ...more

Erich Segal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Professors
Erich Wolf Segal was an American author, screenwriter, and educator. He was best known for writing the novel Love Story, a best-seller, and writing the motion picture of the same name, which was ...more

Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Professors
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet ...more

Bill Ayers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Professors
William Charles "Bill" Ayers is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He is ...more

Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Professors
Barbara Harbach is a composer, harpsichordist, organist and teacher. Since 2004, she has been Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She founded Women in the Arts-St. Louis ...more

Daniel Dennett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Professors
Daniel Clement Dennett III is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, ...more

Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Professors
Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, ...more

Avery Cardinal Dulles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Professors
Avery Robert Dulles, S.J. was a Jesuit priest, theologian, cardinal of the Catholic Church and served as the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University from ...more

Atiur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Professors
Atiur Rahman is a Bangladeshi economist and author, currently serving as the Governor of Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of the country.

Elena Kagan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Professors
Elena Kagan is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After ...more

Brian Greene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Professors
Brian Randolph Greene is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since ...more

Albert Macovski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Professors
Albert Macovski is an American Professor at Stanford University, known for his many innovations in the area of imaging, particularly in the medical field. He has over 150 patents and has ...more