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'Three Professors'



These three Princeton professors are inspirational instructors who are passionate about the courses they teach. Read more.


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JULIAN ZELIZER: Johnson, as
we've studied, was a creature

of Congress.

He was a man who
loved Congress.

He loved legislating.

And he defined his legacy very
much by what he could you get

Congress to do.

I will go into class, and
sometimes I will have a

perspective that I've had
in my head on a subject.

And I've had many moments when
students have changed that.

They've just seen the argument
very differently, and they've

challenged me.

JACK MARZULI: Professor
Zelizer is very

connected to politics.

And before I even started
taking the

class, I Googled him.

And you immediately get 10s
and 10s of hits of him in

relevant modern political
contexts.

EMILY CARTER: Five years ago,
I decided I was going to my

entire research program
to work on

problems related to energy.

I felt that my expertise in
developing and applying

quantum mechanics-based methods
could, in fact, be

reoriented to the planet to
a sustainable future.

There has to be a huge effort in
research into moving onto a

sustainable path.

There's an amazing number
of opportunities for

undergraduate research in energy
and the environment.

I'm researching magnesium
batteries.

They are an alternative to
lithium ion batteries.

There's so much more magnesium,
it's about four

times more abundant than lithium
in the Earth's crust.

All right, great.


JEFF NUNOKAWA: My role at
Rockefeller college is to be

incredibly lucky recipient of
some of the best intellectual

energy and social joy
that I've ever been

in the midst of.

We have students who are
extraordinarily acute and

generous socially.

We have students who are
extraordinarily acute and

generous in more measurable,
intellectual ways.

I like teaching Victorian
literature because I think it

helps us understand a little
bit about how much our

inexhaustible faith in the idea
of romance, how rooted

this is in the novels of
an earlier century.


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