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The HOTTEST Professors

First Posted: 05/19/11 08:49 AM ET Updated: 06/28/11 06:12 AM ET

Hottest Profs

Move over, Maxim – RateMyProfessors.com has its own hot list, and this year George Washington University’s Daniel Gutstein was voted hottest overall, and he has quite a bit to say about the honor:

When [I first learned of the award] I thought it was a friend of mine playing a joke, but I'm grateful for this distinction, and even more grateful for my wonderful, good-humored students, who have endured my goofy stories and hard-nosed teaching style over the years. While I'm sure that there are better looking professors out there, I think that my students probably credited my "body language" and my -- je ne sais quoi -- intangibles.

RateMyProfessors.com picked the top ten hottest according to the following methodology:

A professor who received a chili pepper is considered "hot." Chili peppers are awarded based on the sum of positive and negative (hot or not) ratings. For instance, if a professor receives 7 "hots" and 6 "nots" the hots will be counted as "+" and the "nots" as "-". The sum of these (7-6) equals 1, meaning the professor will receive a chili pepper. If the result had been negative, the professor would not receive a chili pepper. Professors are ranked by highest numerical value in this case. For instance a -3 result is higher than a -4.

Below, see which professors were dubbed the country’s hottest. RateMyProfessors.com has more, including lists of the top universities and best professors.

1) Daniel Gutstein
Creative Writing, George Washington University

2) Dr. Jean-Marie Dauplaise
English, University of Wisconsin - Stout

3) Anna Marie Hibble
English, San Francisco State University

4)Lesley Yoder
Languages, Boston University

5) Eric Robertson
Communication, San Diego State University

6)William Alderman
Business, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical Col

7)Tim Ridenour
Mathematics, University of California Riverside

8) Danius Remeza
English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

9) Thomas Randolph Beard
Economics, Auburn University

10) Tu Ngo
Mathematics, American River College

Below check out pictures of some of the hot professors on this list (In no particular order).

Do you have a professor blessed with both brains and beauty? Tell us in the comments section.


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