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Four move up to full professor

Four associate professors have been promoted to the rank of professor:

Scott Burnham in Music, Andrew Ford in Classics, Richard Register in Chemical Engineering and Bruce Western in Sociology.


Scott Burnham (Photo by Robert P. Matthews)

Burnham, who has been at Princeton since 1989, teaches courses on music theory and analysis, history of tonal theory, and the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and others. His Beethoven Hero (1995) has just been reprinted in paperback. He is coeditor of "Beethoven and His World" and coauthor of "The New Grove Beethoven," both forthcoming. He is currently working on a project on "Mozart, Schubert and the Music of Romantic Subjectivity."

Andrew Ford (Photo by Denise Applewhite)


Ford is a specialist in Ancient Greek literature and the history of literary criticism, who has been a member of the faculty since 1986. He teaches Greek language and literature, and courses for the Humanities Council, including Classical Roots of Western Literature and next semester's Classical Arts of Persuasion: Rhetoric, Sophistry, and Salesmanship from Ancient to Modern Times. Forthcoming is his book, "The Origins of Literary Criticism in Classical Greece."

Richard Register (Photo by Robert P. Matthews)

Register, whose field is polymer science and engineering, currently teaches courses in polymer synthesis and polymer structure and properties. His research interests are in the morphology and properties of multicomponent polymeric materials, particularly block copolymers, polymer blends, semicrystalline polymers, ionomers and electroluminescent polymers. On the faculty since 1990, he is a member of the Princeton Materials Institute and the Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials.

Bruce Western (Photo by Denise Applewhite)


Western, who joined the Princeton faculty in 1993, works in the areas of political sociology, economic sociology and methodology. Author of Between Class and Market: Postwar Unionization in the Capitalist Democracies (1998), he is currently working on a project on prisons and inequality in America. Western teaches Social Inequality: Class, Race and Gender, and a graduate seminar on statistics.