I'm not a college or university educator, but--gasp--an elementary school teacher. It's far from what I studied for, but it was my choice of career. I graduated with a BA in History, minor in English, and before that received AAs in Computer Graphics, Desktop Publishing, and Photography. I'd intended to teach in high school, and possible at the junior college level eventually. However, outside of schooling, I've been reading since I was 4 years old--my parents started me early. I had a 9th grade reading level in 3rd grade--or at least, that's what the test said. My mornings as a child consisted of eating cereal while reading whatever volume I was currently on in one of our two encyclopedia sets. My father was Air Force, and often questioned me on what I was reading while at the breakfast table. Seeing as I had six other family members who served in the military, I was morbidly fascinated with military history. My grandfathers, both WW2 veterans, were also history buffs, and practically drowned me in history books for Christmas and my birthday.
Fortunately, I've always had broad interests, and avidly pursue knowledge and the latest information on the sciences (particularly physics and astronomy), psychology (having helped my ex earn a bachelor's in child psychology), literature, religious studies, economics, and politics. When I discovered Isaac Asimov, I adopted him as my patron saint, so to speak.
My son is a chip off the old block as well. When he was younger (he's 14 now) he used to ask me to regale him with tales of Hannibal Barca and the Punic Wars as bedtime stories. There's a reason I use the general as my moniker here! The kid's becoming an amazing writer in his own right, too...he puts what I wrote at his age to shame.
Oniya, I don't own a television as well, and have spent countless hours on Youtube watching lectures and wisdom from the likes of Dr. Susskind, among others. There is a lot of good stuff on there.