I was interested to read Jason Gilbert ’09’s musings (feature, Jan. 19) on which of Princeton’s teachers are funny. I was eager to read about my favorite Princeton professor, Scott Burnham, from whom I took Music Theory 101 and 102, and was shocked not to see mention of his name.
I’m sure others will write in to nominate their favorite funny professors, and I hope additions can be made to the list. Burnham was extremely knowledgeable, wonderfully engaging, a gifted teacher, and one of the wittiest people (let alone college professors) I have ever met. I loved his class not only because of the fascinations of music theory, but because I invariably ended up laughing a lot.