Public Affairs Office
TitlesCapitalize a title preceding a name if a person is addressed by that title; otherwise do not capitalize:
President Koblik, Dean Steinberger, Professor KnappDo not capitalize a title used alone, following a name, or modified:
treasurer Edwin McFarlane, director of financial aid Marlene Schmitt
The dean said, the president said, the professor said, the director saidCapitalize named professorships both preceding and following a name:
Steven Koblik, president of Reed College
Next semester, economics professor Noelwah Netusil. . . .
Reed mathematics professor Joe Buhler
Assistant professor of art Geraldine Ondrizek
Reed College dean Peter Steinberger
Stephen Arch, Laurens N. Ruben Professor of Biology
We prefer not to use the honorific title Dr. to refer to Ph.D. recipients; we do use Dr. in reference to a medical doctor. In general, we print only last names without honorific titles such as Dr., Mr., Mrs., or Professor (except for salutations in letters).
For board matters:
trustee Linda Howard, the board of trustees, the board, chairman Walter Mintz