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Lewis & Clark Style Guide

people (titles of)

  • Capitalize formal titles before a name or names.
Vice President and Provost Jane Monnig Atkinson
Dean Robert Klonoff
Associate Professor Alejandra Favela
  • Do not capitalize formal titles after a name or names. Exception: Always capitalize the terms College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and Lewis & Clark Law School.
Barry Glassner, president
Diana Leonard, assistant professor of psychology
Brian White, director of international students and scholars
Judy Finch, registrar of the College of Arts and Sciences
Tim O’Dwyer, director of campus safety
  • Do not capitalize titles that are standing alone.
the vice president
the dean
  • In addresses, captions, and lists, style civil, religious, and military titles as follows:
U.S. Rep. (not CongressmanEarl Blumenauer BA ’70, JD ’76
Sen. Gordon Smith
Rev. Paul Wright
Major General George Smith
Hon. Edward Jones
  • In running text, style civil, religious, and military titles as follows:
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer BA ’70, JD ’76
Senator Gordon Smith
the Reverend Paul Wright
Major General George Smith
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Edward Jones
 (Include court affiliation, if known.)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Drop titles and first names on second and subsequent references.
  • See also endowed professorships.

Lewis & Clark Style Guide

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