Two BYU professors scored high marks in an unexpected area this year — the “hotness” category.
Jim Brau and Jeff Hill topped the charts on RateMyProfessor.com’s 2015-16 “Hottest Professors” list, a ranking based on user-submitted ratings posted to the popular college website.
America's "hottest" professor? Of course, it's gonna be a @BYUFinance professor. Rock on!https://t.co/dbKVDTgG5c— BYU Finance Major (@BYUFinance) September 30, 2016
Brau, a finance professor in the Marriott School of Business, came in first place and Jeff Hill, a professor in the School of Family Life, took second in this year’s list of most attractive professors.
RateMyProfessor allows students to find and submit reviews of professors based on teaching technique, difficulty of their class and attractiveness level. Based on student review, the website generates an overall academic ranking on a scale of 1 to 5, with five being the best.
Professors can qualify to receive a chili pepper next to their name if enough students say they are “hot” in their reviews. The hotness level is calculated with their academic rating.
Both professors told the Daily Herald they like ratemyprofessors.com because it allows them to see what the students really think about their classes, but were surprised with their ranking as top two hottest professors.
Hottest professor in the USA?? Finance's Jim Brau responds to @heraldextra on being named @ratemyprofessor's finest: https://t.co/BqX1Wc6UDi pic.twitter.com/aF0cYGM5Lj— BYU Marriott School (@MarriottSchool) September 30, 2016
#BYU students ranked Jim Brau as the hottest professor in the U.S. I asked him to give me his best Blue Steel. pic.twitter.com/lLdsiM1865— Braley Dodson (@BraleyDodson) September 30, 2016