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Kiss the asses of these Atlanta professors 

Make these acclaimed local instructors your next mentor
Courtesy Matthew Maloney
Teaches: Animation at SCAD Atlanta
Distinction: Maloney's stop-action short "The Anchorite" premiered at Cannes in 2009.
Why you should care: In addition to being a master of claymation, Maloney is heavily tattooed and designs skull rings!
Words of wisdom: "I like working with students. Their ideas are generally less restrained."
Courtesy Paul Root Wolpe
Teaches: Bioethics and is director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University
Distinctions: Wolpe is chief bioethicist for NASA.
Why you should care: His research covers artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and the bioethics of space travel.
Words of wisdom: "There has never been a better time to change the world."
Courtesy Georgia Institute of Technology
Teaches: Chemistry at Georgia Tech
Distinctions: Brédas has won the European Union's Descartes Prize and is often ranked as one of the top 100 most-cited chemists.
Why you should care: The professor has contributed to more than 700 scientific papers and co-authored two books.
Words of wisdom: "In the 20 years since I got my Ph.D., it's just been one exciting discovery after another."
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Teaches: Mass media arts at Clark Atlanta University
Distinctions: Lundy has produced shows for Bravo, Sony-Columbia, BET and Warner Bros.
Why you should care: She founded Film Noire in 1995, one of the few African-American production companies owned by women at that time.
Words of wisdom: "I try to stay focused and to not bite off more than I can chew, and I'm careful in what circles I travel. Everybody's not good for you."
Photo of "Spirit of Harlem" courtesy Paul Lowry/Flickr
Teaches: Visual arts at Morehouse College
Distinction: Delsarte has been doing public murals on commission since 1967, including a 120-foot mosaic in a Brooklyn subway station.
Why you should care: One of his paintings was turned into a U.S. postage stamp in 2005.
Words of wisdom: "Technique is important, but so are meeting deadlines, framing your work, professional presentation to museums and galleries, and creating a professional portfolio."
Courtesy Agnes Scott
Teaches: English at Agnes Scott
Distinction: Khwaja acted as translation editor and contributing writer for an anthology of Pakistani poetry, the first collection of its kind.
Why you should care: Khwaja is not only an English professor but a former practicing lawyer, professor of law and newspaper columnist.
TT Coles
Teaches: Film and women's studies at Spelman College
Distinctions: Chenzira is considered the first African-American woman animator.
Why you should care: Chenzira still makes films and teaches courses in digital media.
Words of wisdom: "I want to know how students are continuing to grow as a person and how they are developing life plans to help them be the best that they can be."
Courtesy Kerwin Swint
Teaches: Political science at Kennesaw State
Distinctions: He's written four books on politics and appeared on CNN, BBC Radio and NPR.
Why you should care: As a former campaign consultant, Swint teaches a course on campaigns and elections every fall.
Words of wisdom: "You don’t have to be interested in politics to take my classes; you just have to be interested in the world around you."
Courtesy of Georgia State University
Teaches: Communication at Georgia State University
Distinction: Lisby won the Journalism Historians Association's Book of the Year Award for his biography Someone Had to be Hated.
Why you should care: Take his class if you want to make sure your college demonstrations are covered by the First Amendment.
Words of wisdom: "Free speech is a foundation of our society. If you don't know what it means, what it entails or what it requires of you, then you should move somewhere with less free speech."
Courtesy of University of Oglethorpe
Teaches: Politics at Oglethorpe University
Distinction: Orme was awarded an academic fellowship from the nonpartisan Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Why you should care: Having written three books about foreign policy, Orme teaches students the intricacies of politics abroad.
Words of wisdom: "If my class seems difficult, it is not harder than life."
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Courtesy Matthew Maloney
Teaches: Animation at SCAD Atlanta
Distinction: Maloney's stop-action short "The Anchorite" premiered at Cannes in 2009.
Why you should care: In addition to being a master of claymation, Maloney is heavily tattooed and designs skull rings!
Words of wisdom: "I like working with students. Their ideas are generally less restrained."
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