Video feature: 'Three Professors'

Jan. 31, 2013 noon
3 Professors index

Video stills courtesy of the Office of Admission

Princeton's faculty members are known around the world for their scholarship. They include Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners and more. In the classroom, they are inspirational instructors who are passionate about the courses they teach. Faculty members often form deep bonds with the students they mentor in undergraduate research projects.

This video features three professors. Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs and an oft-quoted political commentator, describes how his interactions with students help drive and even shape his own research. Emily Carter, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, shares how her interest in sustaining the Earth's resources shifted her research emphasis. Carter says the emerging field of sustainability has opened a world of opportunities for undergraduates. Jeff Nunokawa, a popular professor of English and a residential college master, says his days are enriched by the conversations he has with students in the Rockefeller College dining hall and the after-hours virtual discussions he has with his students on Facebook.

A longer version of this video may be viewed on the Office of Admission's website.