When you’re hot you’re hot, and when you’re not you’re not
What do you know about Professor Daniel Gutstein of George Washington University? He teaches creative writing at the university, and indeed is a well-known and award winning author of fiction and poetry. But all that is neither here not there. His real claim to fame is that, this year, the website ratemyprofessor.com has voted him America’s ‘hottest professor’. Want to check it out? Here he is.
But what should we make of this? Is it a harmless piece of fun, or does it in some way compromise the seriousness of academic work? You decide.