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Professors: hot or not

August 13, 2010

College professors discuss the pitfalls of being ranked a hot prof in this amusing article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Attractive people may have a leg up on life in general, but in academia it seems hotness can work against you. RISD’s Robert Brinkerhoff says he tried to pretend he didn’t know he’d gotten a high hotness ranking from a website that selected America’s 50 hottest professors.

“Something like this does begin to compromise your credibility,” said Brinkerhoff, who heads the RISD Illustration Department.

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