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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

Social Sciences

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