Ph.D. or PhD on business card

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  1. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Ph.D. according to Chicago Manual of Style.
     
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    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Thank you
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    They are all fine.

    However, imhe, no academic puts "Ph.D" on their card. It's assumed that you have one, especially if "Professor" is anywhere on the card. A Ph.D. is sort of like having a ticket for the show. No one pins it to their chest. Same goes for research labs like JPL, NASA/Ames, etc... The only reason that you would put Ph.D. is if you work in the bureaucracy or in the corporate world, where not everyone has a Ph.D. The only letters I generally see on academic and researchers cards are things like fellowships in the Academy of Sciences or a similar honor.
     
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    I dunno, I have to disagree with that. I've been in academia (psych) for the better part of my life and whose with doc degrees have Psy.D. or Ph.D. on their card. It is assumed that if one is called a "psychologist" then they have a doctorate as MS level practitioners default to "therapist". Perhaps this is different in other fields such as research as the above poster mentioned

    IMHO if you get through a doctoral program you deserve to put it on there

    MrR
     
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    I dunno, I have to disagree with that. I've been in academia (psych) for the better part of my life and whose with doc degrees have Psy.D. or Ph.D. on their card. It is assumed that if one is called a "psychologist" then they have a doctorate as MS level practitioners default to "therapist". Perhaps this is different in other fields such as research as the above poster mentioned

    IMHO if you get through a doctoral program you deserve to put it on there

    MrR


    I think it's a bit different in Psychology because you can have one of two possible dictoral degrees and there is some ambiguity.

    In a field like Chemistry, Biology, etc... it's implied.
    I mean, if you have a card that says something like

    John Doe
    Professor of Biology

    then it's pretty obvious you have a Ph.D.

    My $0.02
     
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    then it's pretty obvious you have a Ph.D.


    Not to stupid people. [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
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    Not to stupid people. [​IMG]

    Jon.


    Knowing whether you have a Ph.D. or not is the last thing stupid people need to worry about. It's not like they'll be interested in your dissertation topic.
     
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    What do the German academics put on their cards?
     
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    Ph.D. looks better, IMO.
     
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    not all professors have a ph.d.

    it is a common complaint at many colleges that undergrad classes, especially lower division ones, are being taught by professors with only a master's degree.
     
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    not all professors have a ph.d.

    it is a common complaint at many colleges that undergrad classes, especially lower division ones, are being taught by professors with only a master's degree.


    Their actual title is likely "lecturer" or something of the sort, then.

    It's assumed that faculty, meaning people that have a permanent position at a university, especially one that would put the title "Professor of Biology" which means that they are a full professor, not an associate or assistant professor, has at least one doctorate.

    This is of course not true in certain fields where it is rare to get a doctorate.
     
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    I can't wait to put Ph.D. all over everything I own. All of my shirts will be monogrammed at the cuff with PHD.
     
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    IMHO if you get through a doctoral program you deserve to put it on there

    MrR


    That's ridiculous. In fact, I'd be so incredibly embarassed to know anyone who puts "PhD" on any plain sight document...
     
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    What do the German academics put on their cards?
    A Professor of engineering would put something like: Prof. Dr. –Ing hc Helmut Michael Deutsche [email protected] Telefon: (+49) 5000 - 500 – 500 Fax: (+49) 5000 - 500 – 501 Universität in Stadt Fakultät für Technik Deutschestraße 17 D-50005 Stadt Jon.
     

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