A completely insane professor. The kind that can't help but weave sex into every lecture and grades as well as a slot machine.
"Professor Winthrop is such an Academia Nut, he spilled coffee on my paper, then tried to dry it off in a microwave and it caught on fire." True Story
An individual who enthusiastically engages in the pursuit knowledge, to the point of obsessiveness.
"Dan already through the textbook our prof assigned us!"
"Man, he's such an academia nut."