10 Professors Who Blog


Blogs provide writers with the unique ability to reach many more people than through printed media (photo courtesy of owenwbrown on flickr).

College professors are responsible for so much more than lecturing in front of an auditorium full of sleeping and/or hung over college students. Between faculty meetings, professional development, and grading who has time to do anything other than drive home and crash on the couch?! Alas, ten professors have found time to start their very own blogs; complete with humor, advice, and of course, personality, these sites are definitely worth the visit.

The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

With a Ph.D. in Zoology, Frumpy Professor shares his unique insight into small town living, working as a college professor, and sharing his life experiences through this blog. Recent entries include a discussion on Ernest Hemingway and practicing

Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport’s blog focuses on information technology and management. As a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, Davenport has written several books on management and is able to provide guidance and advice to those seeking a career in the field.

Deal Professor

Professor Davidoff frequently updates this blog with information related to mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds, and regulatory affairs. Davidoff is a professor at Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and is a former corporate attorney at Shearman and Sterling.

Nerdy Science Blog

This blog focuses on anything related to science, but the author(s) prefer to remain anonymous. Recent topics have included kidney transplant information and whether or not students are addicted to social media.

Professor Astronomy

To keep you up-to-date with the latest in the world of astronomy, this blog is run by a blogger whose favorite movie is Star Wars, loves Jimmy Buffett and resides in Texas. The blog has been active since 2004, but, unfortunately, has not had a new entry since January 2013.

Knowing and Doing

A blog dedicated to the experiences and reflections of an academic and computer scientist. The site has been active since 2004 and has over 1400 total entries.

ImmigrationProf Blog

Managed by three editors, each a Professor of Law, the focus of the blog is immigration, but other topics regarding law are occasionally discussed as well.

The Volokh Conspiracy

Entries on this blog are written by multiple people with clear opinions and insight into the US legal system. Most contributors are law professors who like to keep the discussion active by encouraging comments from readers. Recent topics have included marriage equality, cybersecurity, and Roger Ebert.

The Cranky Professor

Written by an associate professor of art history and architecture, The Cranky Professor provides an interesting perspective into the Middle Ages, higher education, current events and, no joke, “stuff people in Great Britain find with metal detectors.” Amazing.

Infectious Greed

Paul Kedrosky writes about finance, the stock market, and investments. The blog has since become one of the go-to places for finance-related topics on the internet; Kedrosky is also a contributing editor for Bloomberg, a huge fan of Twitter, and an avid poker-player. With a Ph.D in economics, however, his background has resulted in working as an investor, speaker, writer, media guru and entrepreneur.

Ashley Benson is a distance education professional with five years of experience in the for-profit sector. She has worked coast-to-coast within the United States as an academic advisor, an adjunct teaching assistant and, most recently, a campus Registrar. Through formal education and industry experience, Ashley practices staying informed on the current events and changes within higher education and the students involved.

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