35 Most Influential Ivy League Professors of the 21st Century
Many of the most influential professors in the country teach in Ivy League Universities. These eight schools are some of the most prestigious in the world. The professors are each part of a college community that welcomes students, faculty, staff, and guests into academic classrooms and research programs year-round. These influential professors are teaching, conducting research, and having an influence, not only on their university communities, but the world in general. Their published work, speaking engagements, and classes are heralded by students and professionals alike. As the world around us changes, these people are predicting developments and helping to guide their field of study in the right direction.
History, Humanities, and the Arts
Art, history, and humanities instructors share with their students the development of society from an aesthetic perspective. Their classes focus on language, religion, anthropology, architecture, and philosophy.
John Bodel Professor of Classical and History, Brown University
Donald Antrim Associate Professor, Columbia University
Jerry Adelman Latin American History Professor, Princeton University
Hilary Sample Associate Professor, Yale University
Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering instructors teach using a combination of scientific, social, mathematical, economic, and practical knowledge to design and build structures, devices, machines, systems, and materials that safely create improvements to the lives of people. Computer science instructors teach the theoretical foundations of computation and information, as well as practical techniques for their implementing and applying these in computer systems.
Ugur Cetintemel Associate Professor of Computer Science, Brown University
Mark Yim Professor Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), University of Pennsylvania
Jason A. Burdick Associate Professor Bioengineering (BE), University of Pennsylvania
David Albonesi Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University
Warren D. Allmon Professor of Paleontology, Cornell University
Joanna Aizenberg Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Richard E. Carson Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University
Public Health and Biology
Public Health uses the science and art of preventing disease and prolonging life and promoting health to help create an improved society. Biological studies play a major role in the health and well-being of every community.
Rebecca Burwell Professor with a research interest in neural bases of memory and attention, Brown University
Salim S. Abdool Karim Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Columbia University
Matt Ayres Professor Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
David J. Bucci Associate Professor - Neural Mechanisms of Learning, Memory, and Attention, Dartmouth College
Catherine P. Cramer Associate Professor - Developmental psychobiology, Dartmouth College
Hans-Olov Adami Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard University
Katherine Baicker Professor of Health Economics, Harvard University
Ilhan A. Aksay Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University
Pablo G. Debenedetti Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University
Mark J. Brown Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
Erol Fikrig, MD Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University
The social sciences include a variety of teachings including anthropology, archaeology, communication, economics, education, government, political science, international relations, geography, law, and psychology.
Douglas D. Anderson Professor of Anthropology and Director, Laboratory for Circumpolar, Brown University
Dana AlonzoAssociate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University
Noreen Goldman Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Douglas Almond Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics, Columbia University
Gregory S. Alexander Professor of Law, Cornell University
Valerie HansProfessor of Law, Cornell University
Emily L. Sherwin Professor of Law, Cornell University
Lisa Baldez Associate Professor of Government and LALACS
Deborah Jordan Brooks Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College
William P. AlfordProfessor of Law, Harvard University
Deborah Anker Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard University
Physical and Environmental Sciences
Physical science is the term applied to natural sciences. Environmental science is one of the most important branches of physical science in the modern world and many university professors are focused on protecting and improving the natural environment.
Douglas T. BolgerProfessor Conservation Biology, Dartmouth College
David K. Skelly Professor of Ecology, Yale University