Alabama Professor Named No. 1 in U.S.

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Nayeli Pineda

TUSCALOOSA – Douglas Klutz, an instructor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Alabama, has once again been named the No. 1 college professor in the United States.

CEOWORLD Magazine and Best Value Schools have both ranked Klutz as the top professor in 2020. Forbes selected the instructor as No. 1 in 2017.

“The world’s best professors don’t just teach or write books; they make humanity better by inspiring their students to excel at their careers,” Best Value Schools recently stated in their article. “These 30 professors are the best of the best. They have spent years perfecting and innovating their subjects.”

Klutz has been an instructor for a decade. He specializes in career building. Klutz is also the director of internship programming and student advising at the department.

“I am glad to hear that students have positive feedback from taking my classes, but there are a lot of great professors who just don’t teach as many students as I do so they receive less reviews,” he humbly said in a recent press release.

His Twitter and LinkedIn boast large followings. Klutz frequently shares career advice, useful professional articles and job postings on both platforms. He said he does this so his students and any other individuals will take advantage of the posts.

“When I was a student I always wished I had been given advice about careers, especially the importance of networking,” he said in the press release. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there about criminal justice career fields, and I’d rather students find out the truth now and be able to prepare accordingly, than find out 4-5 years into their education and have to re-plan their entire career track.”

CEOWORLD Magazine stated Klutz’s students described him as an excellent professor who is caring, helpful and a great mentor.

“It is essential for these professors to make sure that they always stay at the top of their game, and time and time again, they rise to the challenge,” Best Value Schools affirmed.

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