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Titles and Degrees of Persons

Chapter:
Capitalization
Author(s):

Brenda Gregoline

Titles and Degrees of Persons

Capitalize a person’s title when it precedes the person’s name but not when it follows the name.

Committee Chair Lawrence Mandelbaum led the meeting.

At the meeting, Lawrence Mandelbaum was named committee chair.

Capitalize academic degrees when abbreviated but not when written out.

Irene Briggs, MA

Irene Briggs received her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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