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List of fictional professors

This is a list of professors appearing throughout fiction.

Contents

LiteratureEdit

Novel or literary work Fictional professor Author Study
Altered States Professor Eddie Jessup Paddy Chayefsky psychology / parapsychology
Angels & Demons
The Da Vinci Code
The Lost Symbol
Inferno
Professor Robert Langdon Dan Brown symbology
At the Mountains of Madness Professor William Dyer H. P. Lovecraft geology
Captain Underpants Professor Pippy Peepee Poopypants Dav Pilkey science
The Case of the Gilded Fly Professor Gervase Fen Edmund Crispin English language and literature
The Chronicles of Narnia Professor Digory Kirke C. S. Lewis history
Doomsday Book Professor James Dunworthy Connie Willis
Dracula Professor Abraham Van Helsing Bram Stoker many (vampire slayer)
Exit to Eden Professor Collins Anne Rice
Foundation series Professor Hari Seldon
Professor Dors Venabili
Professor Yugo Amaryl
Isaac Asimov mathematics and psychohistory
history
mathematics and psychohistory
Harry Potter series Professor Cuthbert Binns
Professor Charity Burbage
Professor Alecto Carrow
Professor Amycus Carrow
Professor Albus Percival Wolfric Brian Dumbledore
Professor Filius Flitwick
Professor Firenze
Professor Gilderoy Lockhart
Professor Neville Longbottom
Professor Remus Lupin
Professor Minerva McGonagall
Professor Alastor Moody
Professor Quirinus Quirrell
Professor Aurora Sinistra
Professor Horace Slughorn
Professor Severus Snape
Professor Pomona Sprout
Professor Sybill Trelawney
Professor Dolores Jane Umbridge
Professor Septima Vector
J. K. Rowling History of Magic
Muggle Studies
Muggle Studies
Dark Arts
Transfiguration
Charms
Divination
Dark Arts Defense
Herbology
Dark Arts Defense
Transfiguration
Dark Arts Defense
Muggle Studies / Dark Arts Defense
Astronomy
Potions
Potions / Dark Arts Defense
Herbology
Divination
Dark Arts Defense
Arithmancy
The Paper Chase Professor Charles Kingsfield John Jay Osborn, Jr. law
Pnin Professor Timofey Pavlovich Pnin Vladimir Nabokov linguistics
Professor Branestawm Series Professor Theophilus Branestawm Norman Hunter many
Professor Challenger Series Professor George Edward Challenger Sir Arthur Conan Doyle zoology
A Series of Unfortunate Events Professor Fletcher Lemony Snicket unknown
Sherlock Holmes Series Professor James Moriarty Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mathematics
The Space Trilogy Professor Elwin Ransom C.S. Lewis philology
Wicked Doctor Dillamond Gregory Maguire unknown (a goat)

FilmEdit

Film Fictional professor Portrayer Study
The Absent-Minded Professor (Flubber) Professor Philip/Ned Brainard Fred MacMurray/Robin Williams physical chemistry
Arlington Road Professor Michael Faraday Jeff Bridges history
Charly Professor Richard Nemur Leon Janney psychology
Clue Professor Plum Christopher Lloyd psychiatry
The Da Vinci Code
Angels & Demons
Inferno
Professor Robert Langdon Tom Hanks symbology
The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Jacob Barnhardt Sam Jaffe biological altruism
Dead Poets Society Professor John Keating Robin Williams English literature
Diamonds Are Forever Professor Metz Joseph Furst unknown
Exit to Eden Professor Collins John Schneider
The Fearless Vampire Killers Professor Abronsius Jack MacGowran vampirology
Ghostbusters Dr. Peter Venkman Bill Murray
The Great Mouse Detective Professor Padraic Ratigan Vincent Price (voice) unknown
Harry Potter series Professor Albus Dumbledore
Professor Filius Flitwick
Professor Remus Lupin
Professor Minerva McGonagall
Professor Severus Snape
Professor Horace E.F. Slughorn
Professor Pomona Sprout
Professor Sybill Trelawney
Richard Harris / Michael Gambon
Warwick Davis
David Thewlis
Maggie Smith
Alan Rickman
Jim Broadbent
Miriam Margolyes
Emma Thompson
Transfiguration (later Headmaster)
Charms
Dark Arts Defense
Transfiguration
Potions
Potions
Herbology
Divination
Higher Learning Professor Maurice Phipps Laurence Fishburne Political Science
Indiana Jones Series Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.
Professor Henry Jones, Sr.
Harrison Ford
Sean Connery
archaeology
Medieval literature
The Ladykillers Professor Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr Tom Hanks classical philology and literature
The Life of David Gale Professor David Gale Kevin Spacey philosophy
Maggie's Plan (2015) Adjunct Professor John Harding
Professor Georgette Harding
Ethan Hawke
Julianne Moore
anthropology
anthropology
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Professor Waldman John Cleese medicine
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) Professor Rose Morgan Barbra Streisand English literature
My Fair Lady Professor Henry Higgins Rex Harrison phonetics
The Nutty Professor Professor Sherman Klump Eddie Murphy biology
The Paper Chase Professor Charles Kingsfield John Houseman law
The Savages (2007) Professor Jon Savage Philip Seymour Hoffman Theater
A Single Man Professor George Falconer Colin Firth English literature
Spider-Man 2 Dr. Curtis Connors Dylan Baker physics
Still Alice (2014) Professor Alice Howland Julianne Moore linguistics
Tarzan (1999) Professor Archimedes Q. Porter Nigel Hawthorne naturalist
The Visitor (2007) Professor Walter Vale Richard Jenkins Economics
The Wizard of Oz Professor Marvel Frank Morgan none
Wonder Boys (2000) Professor Grady Tripp Michael Douglas Creative writing
X-Men Professor Charles Xavier Patrick Stewart many

TelevisionEdit

Television show Fictional professor Portrayer Study
3rd Rock from the Sun Dr. Mary Margaret Albright, Ph.D
Dr. Richard "Dick" Solomon
Jane Curtin
John Lithgow
anthropology
physics
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Professor Finbarr Calamitous Tim Curry (voice) science
The Aquabats! Super Show! / The Aquabats Professor Monty Corndog Parker Jacobs science
Bagpuss Professor Yaffle (Augustus Barclay Yaffle) Oliver Postgate (voice) unknown
BBC Television (various) Professor Bernard Quatermass various space exploration
Being Human Professor Lucy Jaggat Lyndsey Marshal science
Boy Meets World Mr. George Hamilton Feeny William Daniels archaeology/physics
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Professor Maggie Walsh Lindsay Crouse psychology
Californication Professor Hank Moody David Duchovny
Cory in the House Professor Suzane Bushwick
Professor Uriah Dobbs
Dr. Vanderslyce
Mary Chris Wall
Paul Rogan
Amy Tolsky
psychology
science
unknown
Doctor Who Professor Urban Chronotis
Professor Yana
Professor River Song
Denis Carey
Derek Jacobi
Alex Kingston
chronology
endtime gravity mechanics
archaeology
Falling Skies Professor Tom Mason Noah Wyle history
Felix the Cat The Professor Jack Mercer (voice) science
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Professor Vivian Banks Janet Hubert-Whitten / Daphne Maxwell Reid African-American history
Friends Ross Eustace Geller, Ph.D David Schwimmer paleontology
Futurama Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth Billy West (voice) science
Ghost Whisperer Professor Rick Payne
Professor Eli James
Professor Josh Bedford
Jay Mohr
Jamie Kennedy
Bruce Davison
Gilligan's Island Professor Roy Hinkley, Ph.D. Russell Johnson science
Gilmore Girls Professor Asher Fleming
Mr. Richard Gilmore
Michael York
Edward Herrmann
unknown
economics
Heroes Professor Mohinder Suresh Sendhil Ramamurthy genetics
How I Met Your Mother Professor Ted Mosby Josh Radnor architecture
Kim Possible Professor Dementor
Dr. Drakken
Patton Oswalt (voice)
John DiMaggio
science
Law & Order Nora Lewin Dianne Wiest law
Nanny and the Professor Professor Harold Everett Richard Long mathematics
Neighbours Professor Alexandr Isiovich "Alex" Kinski Andrew Clarke unknown
Numb3rs Dr. Charles Edward "Charlie" Eppes
Dr. Lawrence "Larry" Fleinhardt
Dr. Amita Ramanujan
David Krumholtz
Peter MacNicol
Navi Rawat
mathematics
physics
mathematics
One Life to Live Dr. Stephen Haver unknown unknown
The Paper Chase Professor Charles Kingsfield John Houseman law
Perception Dr. Daniel Pierce Eric McCormack neuroscience
Phineas and Ferb Dr. Gevaarlijk Jennifer Grey (voice) Evil Science
Pokémon Professor Birch
Professor Elm
Professor Felina Ivy
Professor Samuel Oak
Professor Rowan
Professor Juniper
Dan Green
unknown
Kayzie Rogers
Stan Hart and Billy Beach
Jimmy Zoppi
Pokémon habitats
Pokémon breeding
Pokémon
Pokémon behavior
Pokémon evolution
The Powerpuff Girls Professor Utonium Tom Kane (voice) science
Primeval Professor Nick Cutter Douglas Henshall unknown
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Professor Zelda Spellman Beth Broderick quantum physics
Science Court Professor Nick Parsons H. Jon Benjamin (voice) science
The Secret Show Professor Professor Rob Rackstraw (voice) science
The Simpsons Professor John Frink Jr. Hank Azaria (voice) science
Sliders Professor Maximillian P. Arturo John Rhys-Davies unknown
Veronica Mars Professor Hank Landry Patrick Fabian criminology
A Very Peculiar Practice Professor Furie Timothy West
The West Wing President Josiah Bartlet (Professor, PhD) Martin Sheen Economics
WordGirl Professor Steven Boxleitner, Ph.D, MOMA, M&A, LMNOP
Dr. Two-Brains
Professor James Doohickey
unknown
Tom Kenny (voice)
unknown
science
science
technology

ComicsEdit