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Mills Faculty Featured in Princeton Review’s the Best 300 Professors

Oakland, CA–April 03, 2012 According to The Princeton Review, Mills College has two of the best professors in the country. Professor of Mathematics Zvezdelina Stankova and Professor of Anthropology Robert Anderson, MD, are featured in The Princeton Review’s new publication, the Best 300 Professors.

This year, The Princeton Review and teamed up to create an impressive roster of top professors highly rated by students for their teaching ability and accessibility. The book features educators in more than 60 fields from 122 colleges and universities across the nation. 

“We are pleased that the extraordinary commitment of two of our faculty members has been recognized with the well-deserved distinction of ‘best professor,’” said Mills Provost Sandra Greer. “Our faculty members represent the top of their fields and provide an array of academically rigorous and creative programs, ensuring a superior liberal arts degree.”

The selection process took qualitative and quantitative data into account from survey findings and ratings collected from students at thousands of colleges across the country and abroad by both The Princeton Review and

The professors featured in the book are a truly select group: from an initial list of 42,000 professors considered, the final group of "best" professors chosen constitutes less than .02% of the roughly 1.8 million postsecondary teachers instructing students at colleges and universities across the US.

The Princeton Review notes how Professor Stankova expects the best from students, pushing them to reach their potential and expand their skills and enabling them to solve mathematical problems with self-confidence and maturity. Editors of her profile also point out that, “If she can make her students as passionate about math as she is, then something’s gone well.”

Best 300 Professors also profiles Professor Anderson who has been teaching at Mills for more than 51 years. Affectionately known as “Dr. Bob,” he is credited for being passionate about educating students and building genuine connections to help them succeed. The Princeton Review editors also note that according to Anderson, “the joy of being an anthropologist lies in the fact that we study people by living in a community.”

The Best 300 Professors also includes profiles of the colleges at which one or more of the book's top-notch professors teach. The school profiles give students considering attending these colleges information on admissions, tuition, SAT/ACT score ranges of admitted students, and other useful data. 

About Mills College
Nestled in the foothills of Oakland, California, Mills College is a nationally renowned, independent liberal arts college offering a dynamic progressive education that fosters leadership, social responsibility, and creativity in approximately 950 undergraduate women and more than 600 graduate women and men. The College ranks as one of the Best 376 Colleges in the country and one of the greenest colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. US News & World Report ranked Mills one of the top-tier regional universities in the country and lists it among the top colleges and universities in the West in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category. For more information, visit


Last Updated: 4/3/12