By Olivia B. Waxman
October 23, 2014

RateMyProfessors.com, a website where college students rank faculty — and mostly bash the professors who give them bad grades — has released its 2013-14 list of the hottest college professors. “A professor who receives a chili pepper is considered ‘hot,'” according to the site’s methodology page for the lists. “Chili peppers are awarded based on the sum of positive and negative (hot or not) ratings.”

Here is the ranking:

  1. David Daniel: Psychology, James Madison University
  2. Paul Evans: Biology, Brigham Young University
  3. Ruth Dellinger: Mathematics, Florida State College at Jacksonville
  4. Thomas Beard: Economics, Auburn University
  5. Barbara Kalvelage: Biology, University of Southern Indiana
  6. Daniel Norton: Communication, Seattle Central College
  7. Corey Manchester: Mathematics & Statistics, San Diego State University
  8. Adrienne Alaie: Biology, Hunter College
  9. Marsha Lindsay: Humanities, Lone Star College
  10. Dana Cantu: English, South Texas College

If your school didn’t make this list, maybe it’s one of the site’s 2013-2014 “highest-rated universities” which is based on a school’s “Professor Average rating as well as its Overall School Rating which is an average of its campus ratings” (and schools that have at least 30 rated professors and 30 campus ratings):

    1. University of Wisconsin – Madison
      Madison, WI
    2. Washington University in St. Louis
      St. Louis, MO
    3. University of Georgia
      Athens, GA
    4. James Madison University
      Harrisonburg, VA
    5. Vanderbilt University
      Nashville, TN
    6. Texas A&M University at College Station
      College Station, TX
    7. University of Texas
      Austin, TX
    8. Texas Christian University
      Fort Worth, TX
    9. Brigham Young University
      Provo, UT
    10. Auburn University
      Auburn, AL
    11. Pennsylvania State University
      University Park, PA
    12. University of Michigan
      Ann Arbor, MI
    13. Cornell University
      Ithaca, NY
    14. Emory University
      Atlanta, GA
    15. University of California Santa Barbara
      Santa Barbara, CA
    16. University of Southern California
      Los Angeles, CA
    17. St. Olaf College
      Northfield, MN
    18. University of Dayton
      Dayton, OH
    19. Michigan State University
      East Lansing, MI
    20. Gustavus Adolphus College
      St. Peter, MN
    21. St. John’s University – College of St. Benedict
      Collegeville, MN
    22. North Carolina State University
      Raleigh, NC
    23. Mississippi State University
      Starkville, MS
    24. University of Miami
      Coral Gables, FL
    25. University of Alabama
      Tuscaloosa, AL
  1. University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Madison, WI
  2. Washington University in St. Louis
    St. Louis, MO
  3. University of Georgia
    Athens, GA
  4. James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, VA
  5. Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  6. Texas A&M University at College Station
    College Station, TX
  7. University of Texas
    Austin, TX
  8. Texas Christian University
    Fort Worth, TX
  9. Brigham Young University
    Provo, UT
  10. Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  11. Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
  12. University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  13. Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  14. Emory University
    Atlanta, GA
  15. University of California Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA
  16. University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA
  17. St. Olaf College
    Northfield, MN
  18. University of Dayton
    Dayton, OH
  19. Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI
  20. Gustavus Adolphus College
    St. Peter, MN
  21. St. John’s University – College of St. Benedict
    Collegeville, MN
  22. North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  23. Mississippi State University
    Starkville, MS
  24. University of Miami
    Coral Gables, FL
  25. University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, AL

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