capitalization of a title


Ok - so do I have this right:

You capitalize a person’s title when it precedes the name or as a direct address:
Eg. Dean Smith was going to ....

You don’t capitalize when the title is acting as a description following the name or if a title is used instead of the name
Eg. The dean’s administrative executive

The dean informed staff (theses two, however, you could choose 'Dean')
Jo Smith, as acting dean until August 31, 2012...
Jo Smith, Associate Dean (Academic), was awarded

How about: Jo Smith was seconded to the Interprofessional Education Initiative Coordinator position or, Jo Smith was hired as an assistant professor  

asked Mar 09 '12 at 17:04 Janice Bailey New member

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