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Professors you definitely want to run into on campus

Professors tend to be known for their intellect: the books and articles they’ve written, the research they’ve conducted, or the number of letters that come after their name (B.A., M.A., M.Sc, PhD, etc.) are important. But profs can be hot, too. Even if they haven’t been endowed with the right physical attributes, the intellect and personality that they exhibit in their teaching gives them a certain je ne sais quoi.  


Jason Scott Ferrell

Ferrell is not your classically good-looking guy. He’s balding, wears glasses, and has a heavy southern accent, but he’s got attitude and spunk. He always refers back to the time when he got drunk in (fill in the place) and started shooting at (fill in the target) with his friends. He does his friends the courtesy of keeping them anonymous, although you can’t help but think that they might be profs at McGill. Jason Scott Ferrell had me at “y’all”.  


Mark Brawley

Brawly’s angelic voice makes it seem as if he’s addressing you directly. Always. Behind bright blue eyes and a combover, Brawley has mastered the preppy look: he wears chinos and a prim and proper sweater, usually with a polo underneath. Sometimes he’ll rock a turtleneck. The one disappointing thing about Brawley is when he walks past the podium and you see he’s wearing running shoes with his outfit. It’s the only thing that keeps me from jumping him in the middle of class when he’s talking about the end of the British hegemony.


Erin Hurley

Hurley combines an incredible intellect and impeccable style with sexy dramatic flair, which makes sense—she’s a theatre prof. As a lecturer, she’s serious and doesn’t tolerate any unnecessary banter, which makes her even more attractive. What’s hotter than a gorgeous professor telling keener first-years their anecdotal commentary is irrelevant, boring, or wrong? Her voice, her look, and her confidence give Hurley amazing stage presence, and make note-taking even harder than usual.  


Anthony Mittermaier

Always stylish, with a blazer and an array of perfectly pressed shirts that accent his piercing blue eyes, Mittermaier will make you want to go to office hours. His sarcasm and light-hearted jokes—often at the expense of students—make it possible to wake up for an 8:30 a.m. chemistry class. He’s tall, dark, and handsome, but most importantly, he’s the only general chemistry professor under the age of 60.  


Richard Koestner

Curly brown hair, glasses, and a thick New York accent make Koestner a doppelganger for Sex and the City’s Steve Brady. This motivational psychologist’s self-deprecating humour and generally awkward demeanor result in constant giggles and “awws” from the girls in the class. He’s relatable, unintimidating, and just darn cute. Paired with motivational lectures, this combo is hard to beat.


Jessica Trisko

Jessica Trisko is the definition of “beauty and brains.” The beauty: Trisko was Miss Earth 2007 and placed in the top 10 at Miss Universe Canada that same year. The brains: she teaches American Foreign Policy in the summer and is currently a PhD candidate at McGill.

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