Celebrity Professors: Which Colleges Nabbed Some This Year?
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Those who prescribe to the old adage "those who can't do, teach," will have to think again -- this year, a slew of writers, politicians and even celebrities have joined the ranks of the professoriate.
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Rapper and Haiti activist <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/10/05/2010-10-05_wyclef_jean_will_be_a_visiting_fellow_at_brown_university_to_work_with_haiti_ini.html" target="_hplink">Wyclef Jean</a> is a visiting fellow in the department of Africana Studies at Brown University for 2010-2011.
Novelist and Pulitzer-Prize recipient Richard Ford <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/05/richard-ford-to-teach-at-_n_804942.html" target="_hplink">will be teaching</a> graduate level writing classes at the University of Mississippi this fall.
The former senator will <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/arlen-specter-to-teach-at-law-school/?src=twt&twt=nytimespolitics" target="_hplink">join the faculty of U Penn's law school</a>, where he will teach a class on the relationship between the Supreme Court and Congress.
The former Director of the National Economic Council will <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/01/lawrence-summers-to-return-to.html" target="_hplink">return to Harvard</a>, where he served as president and later as a professor, to continue teaching in 2011.
Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold will <a href="http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/05/former-sen-feingold-will-be-a-professor-at-marquette-law-school/" target="_hplink">start teaching</a> at Marquette University Law School in the spring, where he will teach a class called Current Legal Issues: The U.S. Senate.
Post-structuralist philosopher Judith Butler will leave her post at UC Berkeley and start <a href="http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/culture/2010/11/760690/professor-trouble-post-structuralist-star-judith-butler-headed-columb" target="_hplink">teaching at Columbia University</a> in the fall of 2011.
Mario Vargas Llosa
The 2010 Nobel Laureate in literature spent this past fall semester as a visiting lecturer in creative writing at <a href="http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S28/64/51C33/index.xml?section=topstories" target="_hplink">Princeton</a>.
Rock and Roller Todd Rundgren (of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsezr0qiFIc" target="_hplink">Hello It's Me</a> fame) <a href="http://www.spinner.com/2010/09/10/todd-rundgren-indiana-university-professor/" target="_hplink">taught for two weeks last semester</a> at Indiana University.
Rapper Bun B of hiphop duo UGK landed a <a href="http://hiphopwired.com/2010/10/20/bun-b-confirms-teaching-class-at-rice-university-photo/" target="_hplink">teaching gig at Rice University</a>, where he will be co-instructing a course on hip hop and religious studies next semester. (Thanks for the tip, rbkilla20!)