Titles

Abbreviate titles when used before a full name: Dr., Gov., Lt. Gov., Mr., Mrs., Rep., Sen. and the Rev.: Gov. Rick Scott was a special guest at the luncheon.

Formal titles are capitalized only when used before a name and lowercase elsewhere: President Martha Saunders hosted a press conference today. Martha Saunders, president, hosted a press conference today. Chair Mort O’Sullivan hosted the event. Mort O’Sullivan was named chair of the UWF Board of Trustees.

Titles are lowercased when used after a name: Sandra Smith, associate vice president for academic affairs, is scheduled to speak at the meeting.

If a faculty or staff member has dual-titles, list both after the name: Dr. George Ellenberg, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Bob Smith, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry.

Use Dr. before the name on first reference only if their title is after the name: Dr. Pam Northrup, vice president for research and strategic innovation. Do not use Dr. after first reference: Northrup stated that the economic impact nearly doubled.


Revised: June 20, 2017