Five Brown professors named best in the nation

The Princeton Review released a new guidebook on April 3 entitled The Best 300 Professors. The Princeton Review creates books for high school students, ranking colleges based on different criteria from best campus food to happiest students (a list we occasionally top).

In its most recent book, The Princeton Review collaborated with, students and administrators from colleges across the nation. According to GoLocalProv, Brown is the only school in Rhode Island to have any professors mentioned in the book. With five professors on the list, Brown is one of the best represented colleges. So, as pre-registeration for next fall approaches, consider enrolling in a class with one of these professors, whose areas of specialty and Fall ’12 course offerings are listed below…

  • Barrett Hazeltine, engineering (ENGN9)
  • Joseph Pucci, classics (The Idea of Self, Fortunatus)
  • Stephanie Ravillon, French (Fren30, Fren60)
  • Robert Serrano, economics (Microeconomics I)
  • Daniel Stupar, studio art (unlisted for Fall ’12)

And, if you’re a second semester senior and haven’t had the chance to take a class with any of these professors, at least make your way to Professor Hazeltine’s office in Barus & Holley, introduce yourself, and receive a legendary handshake.


  1. francaise

    Stéphanie!! Thank god she finally got hired as a permanent professor, something long denied and so well deserved. One of my absolute favorite professors at Brown.

  2. Ian Reifowitz

    Loved my two classes with Professor Pucci, especially “The Worlds of Late Antiquity,” which I took around 1991. What a fabulous teacher. I hope he remembers me, as he is one who inspired me to become a college professor myself.

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