“Faculty” refers to the entire instructional staff. It takes a singular verb. Its plural is “faculties.” When referring to an individual, use the phrase “faculty member.” When referring to a group of individuals numbering less than the entire faculty, use the phrase “faculty members.”
– The faculty of St. Edward's Univesity is highly regarded.
– Several faculty members will join the planning committee.
Use “adjunct instructor,” not “adjunct,” “adjunct teacher” or other variations for non-contracted full-time faculty.
Likewise, use “postdoctoral associates” for instructors with this title. Commas precede and follow academic degrees, and designations:
– Gary Morris, PhD, is dean of the School of Natural Sciences.
– Judith Smith, CPA, will consult on the new budget.
Use “professor” over “Dr.” and “PhD.”
When not using “professor,” use “PhD” over “Dr.”
Capitalize “Professor” when it precedes a name:
– Professor Susan Jones received her grant.
Capitalize “Professor” and program name when it precedes a name:
– Susan Jones, professor at St. Edward’s, received her grant.
Lowercase “professor” and capitalize program name when they follow a name:
– David Smith, professor of Psychology, teaches a course in childhood behavior.
– John Smith, associate professor of Digital Media Management at St. Edward’s, explains how the school’s digital media programs originated.
– Marie Diaz, postdoctoral teaching associate in Chemistry, will lead the discussion.