‘The Avengers’ as College Professors

This upcoming weekend is bound to be another record-breaking one in the box office as ‘Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron’ opens Friday, May 1.   This had me thinking, what if when The Avengers weren’t out saving the world, they were teaching at a college? I think it be awesome to have one of them as a professor! Based on their bios from Marvel.com, here is what each Avenger would teach.

Tony Stark/Iron Man–Engineering Professor

Mr. Stark enrolled in the undergraduate electrical engineering program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at age 15. By age 19, he graduated with two master’s degrees. That is one smart kid! It’s only fitting that he would teach engineering. He’d probably run the program…and have an Iron Man suit locked away somewhere on campus.

iron man

Bruce Banner/The Hulk—Physics Professor

Bruce Banner, I’m sorry, Dr. Banner is more appropriate. After being expelled from high school, Banner eventually earned his doctorate in nuclear physics and went to work for the military. Obviously he would teach in the physics department. Just try not to stress him out in lecture or lab.


Thor—Religious Studies Professor

Well, Thor is a god; the god of thunder. I feel that religious studies fit him for a topic in teaching. Thor would teach his students about the realm of Asgard and the Asgardian ways. But also what could they take from his life on Asgard compared to his life on Earth.


Steve Rodgers/Captain America—Political Science Professor

It’s a no brainer that Steve Rodgers would be a political science professor. He’s fought many battles for the country and has had much to say about the way it is governed (Ahem, Civil War storyline). The captain would make a great poli-sci professor!

captain america

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow—Dance AND Women’s Studies Professor

Did you know that while Natasha Romanoff had an active role in the Black Widow Program, an elite team of female sleeper agents, she studied ballet to maintain her cover? I bet that training would turn her into a perfect dance teacher. But she would have A LOT to say about women’s rights and roles in society. So she would teach both dance and women’s studies.


Clint Barton/Hawkeye—Acting Professor

Clint Barton had a rough childhood. He lost his parents at an early age and then ran away from an orphanage to join the circus with his brother. Although it’s not directly related, I could see Barton as an acting professor, an adjunct professor maybe.


Nick Fury—University Professor

Nick Fury has a ton of military and leadership experience. There’s way too much of it to share in this post. But come on, this is an obvious choice: University President Nick Fury.

nick fury

-Jared M. Swain

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