Five Loyola Marymount University professors are featured in the new book “The 300 Best Professors,” published April 13 by the Princeton Review. LMU’s total is more than any other college or university in Southern California.

The book names Curtis Bennett in mathematics, Megan Granich in mathematics, Arthur Gross-Schaefer in marketing and business law, Brad Elliott Stone in philosophy, and Robert D. Winsor in marketing and business law as leading examples of excellence among college professors.

“It’s no surprise at all to see so many of our faculty being named to this list of the nation’s best professors,” said LMU President David W. Burcham. “Providing students with a top-notch education is the most important part of a university’s mission, and we take pride in doing so.”

The selections for the guide were based on student ratings provided to the online review site and from a combination of surveys and interviews conducted by Princeton Review staff, said a university spokesman.

Faculty from 121 colleges and universities were included in the guide and only a few of them had as many professors listed as LMU.

The LMU faculty members chosen for the guide are regularly named by students as outstanding educators, the LMU spokesperson noted. All have been honored for their teaching, and three – Bennett, Gross-Schaefer, and Winsor – have won the LMU president’s Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award in previous years.