40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire - 2015

NerdScholar's Second Annual

40 UNDER 40: PROFESSORS WHO INSPIRE

The best professors do more than teach. They leave impressions on our lives that change the way we think, work and view the world around us. These 40 professors are doing just that, demonstrating the difference between good and great. Chosen based on nominations from their students, alumni and faculty colleagues, these women and men — not that much older than their students — are inspiring the young adults of today to be the world leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.

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Kathy Aidala
Mount Holyoke College

Kathy Aidala

Age: 35
Dana Cooper
Stephen F. Austin State University

Dana Cooper

Age: 37
Sophal Ear
Occidental College

Sophal Ear

Age: 40
Jason M. Evans
Stetson University

Jason M. Evans

Age: 39
Deanna Hamilton
Chatham University

Deanna Hamilton

Age: 39
Corinne Moss-Racusin
Skidmore College

Corinne Moss-Racusin

Age: 32
Ashley Scolaro
Central College

Ashley Scolaro

Age: 30
Laura Watts
Salem College

Laura Watts

Age: 35
Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr.
SUNY Oneonta

Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr.

Age: 37
Maura D'Amore
Saint Michael's College

Maura D'Amore

Age: 36
Barrett Emerick
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Barrett Emerick

Age: 34
Cynthia M. Fadem
Earlham College

Cynthia M. Fadem

Age: 35
Sara Haviland
St. Francis College

Sara Haviland

Age: 33
Crystal Moten
Dickinson College

Crystal Moten

Age: 32
Mark A. Scully
University of the Ozarks

Mark A. Scully

Age: 28
Courtney Stevens
Willamette University

Courtney Stevens

Age: 35
Karen Wendling
Chestnut Hill College

Karen Wendling

Age: 34
Regina A. Bernard-Carreno
Baruch College, CUNY

Regina A. Bernard-Carreno

Age: 38
Andrew Brajcich
Gonzaga University

Andrew Brajcich

Age: 34
Sarah Davies
Whitman College

Sarah Davies

Age: 33
Michael Faggella-Luby
Texas Christian University

Michael Faggella-Luby

Age: 39
Reshmi Hebbar
Oglethorpe University

Reshmi Hebbar

Age: 39
Jennifer Mozolic
Warren Wilson College

Jennifer Mozolic

Age: 34
Becky Smullin Dawson
Allegheny College

Becky Smullin Dawson

Age: 37
Emily Taylor
Presbyterian College

Emily Taylor

Age: 35
Alex Bolinger
Idaho State University

Alex Bolinger

Age: 35
Meghan Burke
Illinois Wesleyan University

Meghan Burke

Age: 35
Angelique Day
Wayne State University

Angelique Day

Age: 35
Stacey Gaines
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Stacey Gaines

Age: 37
Hilary Kalagher
Drew University

Hilary Kalagher

Age: 32
Anne Kruchten
Linfield College

Anne Kruchten

Age: 39
Mary Murphy
Indiana University

Mary Murphy

Age: 36
Hung Thai
Pomona College

Hung Thai

Age: 38
David Burkus
Oral Roberts University

David Burkus

Age: 31
Danielle Dugat
Oklahoma State University

Danielle Dugat

Age: 34
Chenny Gan
Wesleyan College

Chenny Gan

Age: 33
Alyson Kiesel
Carthage College

Alyson Kiesel

Age: 38
Kate Luther
Pacific Lutheran University

Kate Luther

Age: 34
Daisy Rooks
University of Montana

Daisy Rooks

Age: 39
Andrea Jennifer Vernengo
Rowan University

Andrea Jennifer Vernengo

Age: 35